The Library at Open Window (OW) facilitates a culture of continuous learning by offering a collection of books, periodicals and DVD’s to meet the study needs of our students. In addition, it offers access to electronic resources for the broadening of knowledge and academic research to students and faculty members alike.

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

No login required. Note: The ‘call number’ in the query result refers to the shelf location in the OW Library.

Prescribed Database

Access details available from OW Librarian:

Open Access: Journals

Academic Journals accelerates the dissemination of knowledge.

Academic Journals

The Peer-reviewed Open Access Online Journal for Animation History and Theory.

Animation Studies

A journal collection of various software history and theory journals.

Computational Culture

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Directory of Open Access Journals

The Fashion and Race Database provides an accessible, academic treatment to one of fashion’s most critical topics facing us today.

Fashion and Race

The Fibreculture Journal is a peer-reviewed international journal, exploring issues and ideas within the Fibreculture network.

Fibreculture Journal

The international journal of computer game research.

Game Studies

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine.

Google Scholar

JSTOR is a digital library founded in 1995 in New York City. Login required.

Jstor Database

Rhizomes is an independent peer-reviewed online journal (ISSN 1555-9998) published twice-yearly.


Sabinet ensures easy access to credible, accurate and updated information.
Part access.


Subscription and open access journals from SAGE Publishing.
Part access.

Sage Journals

Senses of Cinema is a quarterly online film magazine founded in 1999 by filmmaker Bill Mousoulis.

Senses of Cinema

Taylor & Francis Group is an international company that publishes books and academic journals. Part access / Login required.

Taylor and Francis

Transformations peer-reviewed journal addressing the transformative processes of new technologies and mediating practices.


Open Access: Books

Library Hours

During Academic terms

Mon – Thurs: 08h00 – 18h00
Fri : 08h00 – 15h00
Weekends: Not open
Student Holidays:
Mon – Fri : 08h00 – 15h00

For any library-related enquiries please feel free to contact Gontse Mathabathe at

Did you know?

The OW Librarian will help with information sources you cannot find or access.
We are part of the Inter-Library Loans (ILL) system in South Africa. Free service for honours students only.
Printing facilities are available in the library. Arrange payment via our Finance office.
All you need to do for assistance is to ASK the Librarian.