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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            

  • 11 725 475 - the number of items circulated at our libraries between January and December 2013
  • 11 850 051 - the number of people who visited our libraries between January and December 2013
  • 22 069 - the number of programmes and events staged at the City's libraries between Jan and December 2013
  • 909 4379 - the number of people attending these programmes and events between January and December 2013
  • 87 020 - the number of new members who joined our libraries between January and December 2013
  • 1 241 551 - the number of sessions conducted on the library's public access computers between January and December 2013
  • 29 570 - the number of gigs downloaded during these sessions
 
LIS' top 20 circulating libraries: Jan - Dec 2013
 
2013
Library
Circulation
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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