Libraries

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Mafikeng community libraries provide resources and facilities that meet different individual and group needs of it’s communities.

The libraries organize, interpret and guide users in the use of these resources to ensure that they are easily, freely and equally available to all members of the community.

 

Objective:

To offer competent information services that will meet the educational, recreational, developmental, cultural and socio-economic needs of the people of Mafikeng.

The Collection:

Non-fiction books are organized according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System (example: 000-999) whereby books are organized into specific subjects or topics. Fiction books are arranged alphabetically according to author surnames for easy access.

The collection also includes toys, art prints, journals, newspapers and magazines.

 

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Librarian: Ms. K.E. Phuthi
(Based at Mmabatho Community Library)

 

 

 

Libraries and Location:

1. Mmabatho Community Library

Corner of Dr. J. Moroka and Sekame Roads,
Private Bag X108,
Mmabatho 2735.
Tel. /Fax: + 27 (0)18 384 0642/1843
Contact Persons: Ms. G. Bojosi and Mrs. J. Mogorosi

2. Mafikeng Public Library

30 Robinson Street,
Private Bag X2026,
Mafikeng 2745.
Tel. / Fax: + 27 (0)18 381 5363
Contact Persons: Ms. S. Shai and Ms. S. Setsetse
3. Danville Public Library

1st End Street,
Private Bag X2026,
Mafikeng 2745
Contact Person: Ms. L. Sethibe

4. Ottoshoop Community Library

56 Commissioner Street,
P.O. Box 31,
Ottoshoop 2866
Tel. /Fax: +27 (0)18 643 0650
Contact Person: Mrs. N. Mnkeni- Saurombe

5. Barolong Community Library

Barolong Boo Ratshidi Recreational Hall,
Montshiwa Stadt,
Private Bag X108,
Mmabatho 2735
Contact Person: Mrs. C. Isabirye

6. Miga Community Library

Miga Village,
Private Bag X 108,
Mmabatho 2735
Contact Person: Ms. L. Ditabo

 

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 Services

The services of the community libraries are designed to facilitate and encourage the use of resources, which are listed below.

* Lending Services: materials available for lending include print books, toys, magazines and art prints.
* Newspaper Services: Reading and cuttings for reference.
* Photocopying Services: 65c per page
* Reference service: Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Atlases and other sources for research, personal interest and study.
* Reading area: Space available for quiet personal study.
* Conference room/hall (Mmabatho Library): R 200 per session. A session comprises of four hours.
* Government communication and information services.
* Promotion of reading and dissemination of information through awareness and community programmes. For example National calendar events such as youth day and women’s day.
* Children library services: Special sections and resources available.

 

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Membership Requirements

* Copy of Identity Document
* Proof of Residence example: water bill or letter from tribal authority.
* R 30 for adults
* R20 for children
* Completion of membership form available at all libraries.

 

Fines

10c per day for overdue books.
Lost material fee

This depends on the price of the material lost and a 10% administration fee.

 

Reports

The sub-directorate compile statistical monthly reports for each library. Such reports form part of the monthly report of the directorate.

 

Budget

Please refer to Municipal budget. Please note that the libraries receive an annual grant from the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture besides the normal funding received from the municipality.

 


 

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