Western Cape Provincial Libraries | Western Cape Government

Western Cape Provincial Libraries


The Library Service forms an important part of the services offered to the people of the Western Cape. The entire community has the right to free access to library and information services. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) seeks to develop, transform and promote sustainable library, information and archives services. Providing information is a key service. The reason for this is that it promotes a culture of reading, library use and learning that enriches the whole community. Library Services ensures that this information is free, equitable and accessible to everyone. Sustainable library, information and archives services contributes to nation building; good governance; social and human capital development; and sustainable economic growth and opportunities. Read more about our libraries online.


A library membership card is issued on registration with your local library. You need to take your ID book and fill out a form to apply for a library card. You should receive your new membership card by post in about two weeks.

Read more about the activities of the Western Cape Library Services online.

Library Services
Cecilia Sani

Chiappinni and Alfred Street
Cape Town
Tel: 021 483 2273
Email: dcas.com@westerncape.gov.za

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

Library membership is free.

The content on this page was last updated on 19 February 2019