Stellenbosch University Books

Stellenbosch University Books


Each Department in Stellenbosch University is responsible for ordering the text books for the modules (i.e. the modules that the department presents)

Please read the instructions of the book ordering system carefully and make sure you order the correct books. As soon as you have placed your order, you are responsible for the payment of the book(s) and the relevant amount will be added to your student account. Books cannot be sent back if ordered incorrectly. Please make sure that you DO order on time.


Books Ordering

Contact your study leader/ lecturer and request that he/she place an order for the book from their departmental bookfund.

If you are unsuccessful contact your faculty librarian and send the bibliographic detail of the book to him/her. If the library considers the book to be of wider interest we may decide to buy it.

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Stellenbosch University Library – Rare books


A collection of valuable and rare books on a wide range of subjects – a treasure trove of curiosities in print.

The collection

  • Books, rare and unique in terms of scarcity, age, value, physical appearance and subject matter are collected.
  • The collection preserves books dating from the 15th century upto the present day on a variety of subjects, including art, the sciences, religion, history, literature and popular culture.
  • The rare books section was established in the late 1960s to provide for the safekeeping of valuable art books and other rare materials.
  • When the University acquired the extensive library of the late Commander Michael Scott the collection was enriched by many first editions, leather-bound volumes and other treasures.

Focus areas

  • Rare bindings
  • Antiquarian books (various subjects)
  • Art through the ages, including a comics collection
  • First and limited editions of English literature
  • Kruger Collection of first editions of Afrikaans literature of the 20th century
  • Rare children’s books

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