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Problems with library-enquiries mailbox

The Library is experiencing problems with the library-enquiries mailbox for the past three weeks. As a consequence, enquiries sent to this mailbox cannot be processed which may lead to a delay in responding to your queries and requests. The problem is being attended to.
You can contact us at 012 429 3133/ 3134.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Error when accessing electronic resources

When accessing the Unisa Library’s electronic databases, you will be stopped by different error messages, e.g.: untrusted connection, connection not private, or problems associated with the website's security certificate.
This is due to the fact that the our current electronic resources security certificate has expired. We are awaiting the purchase and upgrade of a new certificate.

For the time being, please proceed as follows, depending on the browser you are using:

  • For Internet Explorer: click on "Continue to this website”.
  • For Google Chrome: click on "I understand the Risks (not recommended)", then, for example, "Proceed to (unsafe)”.
  • For Firefox: click on "Advanced", "Add Exception...", and then "Confirm Security Exception".

Please follow this link for detailed instructions.

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