Having successfully applied and registered with Unisa you will by now be keen to get your hands on those all important textbooks!
How to find the right books for your course
It is easy to find the right book for your Unisa course. Simply input your study unit codes into the Unisa prescribed book finder and you will be provided with a list of relevant study materials.
Where to find Unisa study textbooks
There are a number of different ways you can find the prescribed Unisa textbooks.
The Unisa library is one of the largest academic libraries in Africa. The Unisa library has over 1.5 million books as well as 300,000 other items and over 4,000 current periodicals. Unisa has library branches in: Cape Town, Durban, Ekurhuleni, Ethiopia, Florida, Johannesburg, Polokwane, Muckleneuk (Pretoria) and Sunnyside. To watch the Unisa Library introduction video click: Unisa Library
For directions and opening hours please click here.
Unisa also runs a mobile library service for Polokwane and Parrow. For more information visit: Unisa Mobile Library.
Please note that access to prescribed books is severely limited. Unisa therefore recommend that students purchase their own prescribed books from official Unisa booksellers (see below for a list of official Unisa booksellers).
My Unisa – Electronic Materials
By logging on to MyUnisa you can access a range of electronic study resources provided free by your lecturer. For more information on how to access Unisa Electonic Materials please visit: Unisa Online e-reserves
Official Unisa Booksellers
MyUnisa lists 9 official Unisa booksellers. These booksellers include: Kalahari.com, Adams Booksellers and Stationers, Armstrongs, Book Express, Juta Bookshops, Protea Bookshops, Praesidium Books, Pro-Vision Books, Van Schaik.
Kalahari.com is South Africa’s largest online retailer. To find Unisa books, music, DVDs, electronics and much more simply click on the link below:
If you are based in Zambia or the Middle East and would like further information on how to access Unisa prescribed textbooks please contact us.