Book your spot at any UCT study area

UCT study areas are a great place to finish an assignment, prepare for a presentation or study for an upcoming test or exam. To ensure that you get a spot in your preferred study area, ICTS and Properties & Services have now put a resource booking solution in place to help you secure your seat beforehand. 

Resource Booker is an online booking solution that you can access any time on any device. You don’t need to download and install an application, just log on and make your booking. 

 

Who can use this resource? 

As per the VC desk sent 14 April 2021, the intended users for this study space are students not living in residences who due to structural and systemic inequality have limited internet connectivity and/or are studying in conditions not conducive for learning. 

 

Booking guidelines 

  • You need a secure internet connection to access Resource Booker. 

  • One-hour booking slots can be made Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 20:00. 

  • Please read the Study Space venue guidelines so that you’re aware of what health and safety protocols are in place and make sure that you abide to them.

  • There are currently no restrictions on consecutive bookings, although this may change due to demand. 

  • Bookings cannot be made more than 7 calendar days in advance. 

  • Bookings may be cancelled. 

 

Book your seat 

  1. Navigate to https://bookmyresource.uct.ac.za/ and click LOG IN

  1. You may be redirected to the UCT Single-Sign On page where you are required to enter your student number and UCT password. Click Sign in

Note: If you're already logged on to another of UCT's Single Sign-On services - such as Vula - you won't need to log in again. 

  1. Click Book a study space

  1. There are one of three ways to book a desk: 

  • In the right-side bar select the Available Now check box and your preferred duration. Click your preferred option from the available list. 

  • Click a location from the list of available folders and from there select your preferred deskdate, and time. Slots can be extended to more than an hour. 

  • Scroll past the list of folders and select a desk from the provided list. Set your preferred date and time. An hour slot is selected by default but this can be extended. 

  1. A booking form for your selected booking desk appears. Complete the following fields: 

  • Booking title: enter your student number 

  • From: your previously selected date and time are listed but can be updated 

  • To: your previously selected date and time are listed but can be updated 

  • Under Booking Conditions 

  • Contact number: enter your updated mobile number 

  • Select the Understood radio button 

  • Select accept to confirm that you have read and understand the rules in DSA COVID policy 

  •  Click BOOK

  1. This booking is accepted pop-up box appears as confirmation that the booking was made. You will also receive a confirmation email informing you that your booking was successful. You can either edit or cancel the booking, or logout. 

 

Edit a booking 

  1. Log on to https://bookmyresource.uct.ac.za/ and click My bookings.   

  1. Navigate to the specific date and select the applicable booking. Click EDIT

  1. Make the necessary updates and click UPDATE

  1. This booking is accepted pop-up box appears as confirmation that the booking was made. You will also receive an email confirmation of the updated booking. 

Important 

  • Each time you edit a booking it becomes a new query. You will therefore need to ensure that your preferred desk is available at the new timeslot before updating your existing booking. 

 

Cancel a booking 

You may be required to cancel a booking that you previously made. 

  1. Log on to Resource Booker and click My bookings.  

  1. Navigate to the specific date and select the applicable booking. Click CANCEL BOOKING

  1. The CONFIRM CANCELLATION pop-up box appears. You can add an optional note and then click Yes to cancel. 

  1. Your booking is then removed from the system. You will also receive an email informing you that your booking has been cancelled 

  1. Click Logout once you’re done. 

 

Designated marshals in each study area 

There is a marshal in each study area for the duration of the time that the area can be booked. These individuals will have a dedicated seat in each venue and are able to oversee bookings and supervise the area to ensure that COVID-19 health and safety protocols are being adhered to.