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Welcome to Library and Information Services (LIS)

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Who are we?Cape Town Central Library   
 
The City currently has 100 libraries, three satellite libraries and a mobile library service.
 
These service points not only lend books to residents but also provide them with access to electronic resources, magazines and journals, programmes in information-retrieval skills, lifelong learning and storytelling.
 
In addition, City libraries function as cultural hubs and venues for community activities and events.

Fast facts

 
  • 12 357 083 - the number of items circulated at our libraries between January and December 2012
  • 11 465 393 - the number of people who visited our libraries between January and December 2012
  • 20 528 - the number of programmes and events staged at the City's libraries between Jan and December 2012
  • 856 420 - the number of people attending these programmes and events between January and December 2012
  • 99 436 - the number of new members who joined our libraries between January and December 2012
  • 1 241 551 - the number of sessions conducted on the library's public access computers between January and December 2012
  • 29 570 - the number of gigs downloaded during these sessions
 
LIS' top 20 circulating libraries: Jan - Dec 2012
 
1 Bellville 779 980
2 Brackenfell 624 834
3 Somerset West 538 173
4 Durbanville 466 102
5 Fish Hoek 463 774
6 Central 357 412
7 Tableview 348 202
8 Strand 333 384
9 Claremont 314 151
10 Parow 295 877
11 Goodwood 290 440
12 Milnerton 281 500
13 Edgemead 262 796
14 Meadowridge 235 731
15 Wesfleur 228 508
16 Kuilsrivier 216 543
17 Kraaifontein 209 156
18 Rondebosch 195 385
19 Wynberg 192 187
20 Tokai 185 476

 

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