Margaret Smith Library SAIAB

Now housed at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), the Library continues to be a valuable national and international resource for the study of both marine and freshwater fishes, fisheries, and aquaculture. There is a strong focus on Africa.

As a shared resource with Rhodes University,  our main users are the current  Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, as well as students from other science departments at  Rhodes University. We are also open to visitors worldwide from similar university departments and ichthyology and fisheries institutes.

Contact Information:

Maditaba Meltaf

Senior Librarian
046-603 5838


  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Reprint Collection
  • Videos
  • Archive Collection
  • Online facilities

Hours of opening

Monday - Friday:
08h00 -13h00; 14h00-17h00
Weekends and public holidays: Closed
Vacations: As above

Lower Ground Floor
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity Building (SAIAB)
Somerset St.

Margaret Smith Library subject guide

Link here to the library brochure

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity website (SAIAB)

Ichthyology and Fisheries Science Department

Last Modified: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 13:35:46 SAST