Human Resource Development and Training Library (Metro District Health Services) | Western Cape Government

Human Resource Development and Training Library (Metro District Health Services)





The Human Resource Development and Training Library provides a special library health service to all government staff as well as to professionals outside of government.

Doctors, nurses and students from a variety of disciplines, administration staff and training facilitators are all welcome and could benefit from using the library. It is situated in the Karl Bremer Hospital grounds in Bellville. For those who cannot access the library physically, courier services may be utilised (see Courier Service link below).

The collection (books, journals, reports, pamphlets, videos) covers all aspects of health, from mental to emotional health, to diagnosis and management of disease, to research.

It explores conventional and complementary approaches to health and medicine. It also has sections on management, and human resource development and training. Pamphlets, posters and condoms are available for distribution in limited quantities.







To be a member you need to complete a library membership form (Persal and ID numbers are requested). You may fax it or return it electronically if you are unable to come in.

Items may then be accessed immediately. All items have a three-week loan period and a maximum of six items may be taken at a time. Items may be reserved or renewed (unless already reserved).

Items should be returned or renewed timeously. Members are financially liable for very late, unreturned or lost library items.


The library offers assistance with research queries, including internet searches.


Library items may be delivered to users via our courier service by pre-arrangement. We deliver to all Provincial Departments in the Dorp Street/Wale Street/Queen Victoria Street and St George's Mall area.

If your department or facility has a driver, items may be collected from the library without your having to come in.



Monthly library newsletters are sent via e-mail to all Department of Health staff in the Metro to highlight new library developments as well the library's new books and videos. If you would like to be included on the mailing list for the newsletter, please contact the librarian. Download them here:



The HRD and Training Department is situated in the Karl Bremer Hospital grounds, behind the Hospital and Nurses' Home. The library is at the entrance to the HRD and Training Department (next to the security).

Street address:
HRD and Training Library - Room 92
HRD and Training Department
Metropole Regional Offices
Karl Bremer Hospital Grounds
Cnr of Mike Pienaar and Frans Conradie Blvds



08:00 - 16:00, Mondays to Fridays


Librarian: Sharon Swanepoel
Assistant Director: Kay Govender
Tel: 021 918 1726 / 918 1671
Fax: 021 946 1271

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Government Body: (Department of Health and Wellness, Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 5 September 2013