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Welcome to the Groenkloof Research Commons guide

Dear Postgraduate Students

Welcome to the Groenkloof Research Commons. The purpose of the research commons is to provide postgraduate students with a designated space to immerse themselves in their writing and research whilst also providing accessible help when needed by appointed staff members.

This guide is designed to assist postgraduate students by providing research resources, tips, and tools. The guide also offers direct access to booking facilities in the GK research commons that are currently available. 

Please see our booking system and hours tab and our facilities tab for more information.

Research Tip of The Week

Research Tip of the Week: Get your layout and table of content right from the start. 

Watch this short how-to video on using the correct heading styles and automated numbering in MS Word for an automatic table of content. This simple step will make your dissertation writing process so much faster and smoother!



See our blog The Commons Informer for more tips. 

GKRC news and announcements


  • Library hours are back to normal. 
  • Printing services are currently not available in the GKRC. They are available in the Education Library. Alternatively, please make use of the Groenkloof Copy Centre open Wednesdays from 08:00-10:00

Services offered at the Groenkloof Research Commons

In keeping with its commitment to actively support the research endeavours of the University, the DLS offer the following services at the Research Commons:

  • Access to all electronic resources
  • Skilled staff who are familiar with the research process and requirements
  • Subject specific consultation and assistance from relevant information specialists
  • Training opportunities: workshops and seminars on academic writing and research techniques and tools

Click to see the Research Commons