UCT Library/Media Center

Welcome to the ​UCT Library Media Center!

The UCT Media Center is your place to collaborate, research, READ, meditate, create, escape...

The Media Center is open before school all days, and after school most days until 2:45 pm.

When visiting, please:

  • Bring a pass from your teacher and sign in and out.
  • Bring something to work on, or to READ (you'll be provided with material if you don't!)
  • Be considerate of others.
  • Bring water bottles only! No food is allowed.

Questions? Need a resource?

Follow us on Twitter @UCTMediaMaven

Links to our electronic resources

UCT library collection of books

Databases for all your research needs!

E-books and Audio books

New to our collections

To recognize UCT's 50th anniversary we've added many titles that may appeal to current and future tradespeople, entrepreneurs, future healthcare workers, environmentalists, and foodies to name a few. Stop by to sign one out. Many are also available in our digital collection.

99 Jobs: Blood, Sweat and Houses by Joe Cottonwood

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla by John Wasik

Chefs, Drugs and Rock and Roll: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession by Andrew Friedman

This is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World by Amanda Little

Trashed: An Ode to the Crap Job of All Crap Jobs by Derf Backderf

It's Not Really About the Hair by Tabatha Coffey

Hair by Sam McKnight

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Did You Know?

When South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and later SA president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island in South Africa, he had access to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. The book was secretly circulated between political prisoners, who each signed their names next to passages that held personal meaning. Pictured to the left is the passage Mandela chose to highlight in the collection. Look at it carefully. Why is it significant?

Learn more by visiting the Folger Library's online exhibit..

Left: An original sketch by Nelson Mandela, drawn during his imprisonment in Robben Island.


(photos by Mrs. McDonald)