South African Library Week | Western Cape Government

South African Library Week

(Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport, Western Cape Government)

South African Library Week has been commemorated every year since 2001 and is always observed in mid-March.

The aim of Library Week is to celebrate the intellectual and literacy heritage of our nation. Library Week also seeks to contribute to the understanding of the important role that libraries play in a democratic society through advancing literacy, making the basic human right of freedom of access to information a reality, and promoting tolerance and respect among all South Africans.

Libraries across the country also use this annual event as an opportunity to market their services to users, the broader community, civil society, and decision makers.

For more information about SA Library Week, visit the Library and Information Association of SA website.

Visit the Western Cape Library Service page for more information on libraries in the province or use our Living Atlas to find your closest library.

The content on this page was last updated on 3 November 2021