Reading Room (Client Services) | Western Cape Government

Reading Room (Client Services)


Client Services: Reading Room

Members of the public are able to consult archival records in the reading room, which is equipped with online access to NAAIRS, and power points for laptops at each reading table, as well as finding aids that will assist researchers in locating archival records. Archivists are on hand in the reading room to advise and assist researchers with their queries.

Rules and regulations should be adhered to by researchers with regard to the handling of archival records, and in demonstrating consideration for their fellow researchers in the reading room.

If you are unable to visit the reading room in person to conduct your research, professional freelance researchers may be able to conduct research on your behalf for a fee. The Western Cape Archives and Records Service carries no responsibility for any contractual arrangements entered into in this regard.

Read more about the activities of the Archives and Records Services online.


Reading Room opening hours 

Mondays to Fridays: 08:00 - 14:00

Weekends and public holidays: Closed

(Please note that the Reading Room will be closed for one day each quarter for fumigation purposes.)


Erika le Roux


Western Cape Archives and Records Service
72 Roeland Street / Private Bag X9025
Cape Town
8000 / 8001

Tel: 021 483 0409
Fax: 021 483 0444
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The content on this page was last updated on 23 November 2022