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E-books now available to Western Cape public library users

17 August 2021

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its Western Cape Li Read More

Minister Marais visits reopened libraries during National Book Week

9 September 2020

As we celebrate National Book Week, Minister Anroux Marais, together with City of Cape Town’s Mayco Member for Community Services and Health, Dr. Zahid Badroodien, visited Brackenfell and Belville libraries on Monday, both open to the public on a... Read More

First of its kind online National Book Week to be launched on Monday

4 September 2020

National Book Week, the Western Cape Library Service's second longest running reading awareness week, is heading online this year. Read More

Positive contribution by libraries to communities hailed at annual seminar

12 September 2019

The contribution by libraries to the upliftment of their communities was celebrated at the annual Read More

Eluxolweni and Gansbaai libraries reopen after major upgrades

14 August 2019

Residents of Gansbaai and Eluxolweni, Pearly Beach will now have access to a greater range of books and more computers after upgrades to two libraries were unveiled by the Western Cape Depa Read More

Dunoon’s high-tech library opens its doors to residents

30 April 2019

The much-anticipated Dunoon Library officially opened on 26 April 2019. Read More

‘Collaborate @ your Library’ during SA Library Week

20 March 2019

Fostering a love of reading and helping communities come together was the goal as the Read More

Mossel Bay’s history preserved for future generations

6 December 2018

The history of Mossel Bay has been preserved for generations to come after the Western Cape Government’s Oral History Initiative was launched in the Garden Route town on Monday.   Read More

Statement: Diazville Public Library damaged during service delivery protests

16 November 2018

On Thursday, 15 November 2018, the Diazville Public Library suffered severe loss and damage as it was looted during service delivery protests in the Saldanha Bay area. Read More

Oral History initiative rollout launched in Worcester

22 October 2018

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Ms Read More

Encouragement for libraries at Municipal Support seminar

14 September 2018

The Municipal Support Services of the Western Cape Library Service (WCLS) held the first day of its annual seminar on 13 September 2018. Read More

New library opens in Groendal

12 September 2018

The community of Groendal in Franschhoek celebrated the opening of a new state of the art library on 7 September 2018. Read More

Library Service awarded for National Book Week programme

11 September 2018

On Friday 7 September 2018 the Western Cape Library Service (WCLS) received an award from the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) at the South African Book Fair in Newtown, Johannesburg. Read More

Sod-turning For Rose Valley Library Opens New Opportunities

22 August 2018

On 20 August 2018 Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officiated the sod-turning for the new Rose Valley Library in Oudtshoorn. Read More

New library facility opens in Tesselaarsdal

19 June 2018

On 15 June 2018, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais and the Executive Mayor of Theewaterskloof Municipality, Councillor Christelle Vosloo, opened the new library facility Read More

DCAS takes Oral History project to Tankwa Karoo

21 November 2017

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), in partnership with the Witzenberg Municipality, launched the Oral History Initiative in the picturesque area of Tankwa Karoo on 20 N Read More

DCAS Introduces Students To Library Core Business

25 October 2017

On Friday, 20 October 2017, students from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), accompanied by their lecturer, visited the Western Cape Library Service. Read More

DCAS Supports Knowledge Economy At LIASA Conference

6 October 2017

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) supported the 18th Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Conference that took place in Gauteng f Read More

Modern library facility opened in Herbertsdale

29 September 2017

On 26 September 2017, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) Minister Anroux Marais opened a new library in the rural town of Herbertsdale, near Read More