In celebrating OA Week, UCT Libraries would like to publicise the institution’s Open Access Policy, which was approved by Council in June 2014. This Policy encourages all forms of scholarship to be made available in the institution’s open access repository, OpenUCT. The Repository now has nearly 12 000 items, which is now accessible and discoverable by the international audience. The title of UCT’s OA Week is Open Access: the gateway to internationalisation. UCT Libraries will host three events during the week of 19 October, in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), Office of Post Graduate Studies and the Research Office.