Things to note about your Library Loans

As a CTI/MGI student you enjoy generous borrowing entitlements. Take note of the following regarding loans:

  1. Students are allowed to borrow up to 4 books for only 2 weeks. Study guides can only be borrowed for a week or less depending on demand.

  2. Returning an item – items need to be returned on or before the due date but only for items that have not been reserved or requested by other students. 

  3. You can be penalized for the following: (a) If the book is late, the fees are from R10 p/day. (b) The state and condition of the book returned and (c) If an item has not been returned within 30 days after expiry date, your account will be debited with R250 per item. 

  4. Library items borrowed by any member is subject to recall  if needed by the library.

  5. Any items not returned or renewed within 90 days of the date due will be considered LOST.


EBSCOhost Login

In order to access the EBSCOhost login page, click on the link below. Ask the Librarians for the username and password in order to login. 


Remember to ask a Librarian for help with all your research needs. 

Online Book Club


Good afternoon BESTfordview students.

We know that you guys will be going on a study break soon to prepare for your exams. We also know that it is impossible to study 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With that in mind, we thought of starting an “online book club” just for you. When you are tired of studying and just need a refresher, or when you are done with your exams you’ll have something exciting to do – Read a book! 🙂

So this is how the book club is going to work. It will be mainly online but because we are AWESOME Librarians and we love you, if you have any questions on how all this is going to work, you can still come to the resource Centre and talk to us. In order to join this prestigious book club (wink* wink*), all you need to do is send an email to this address with your name and student number in the subject line and the phrase “Add me to the book club” in the body of your email. We will then send you a pdf of our first book of the month (which by the way is still a secret). Just know that it is one of the bestselling books in the world. Yay!

The second thing you need to do is to go on the site Bookshout, sign up and search for Memory Mukonde. After you have found me, “follow” me. If you are following me on the site, you’ll be able to see all the books I am currently reading and you can also download the ones you want from my profile. We will also look for more books to read from Bookshout. We can also comment and discuss the book we are currently reading on that site. However, if you struggling to do all this just download the Bookshout app onto your tablet or phone or just send me your email and I will invite you onto the site and you can join from the link sent to your email.

Easy peasy right? Happy reading to all of us! 🙂

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