Main Library Port Elizabeth
To provide efficient, user friendly libraries and library services to the public.
The Library Service aims to provide information resources in various formats to the entire Nelson Mandela Bay population, to foster a life-long reading culture. Such resources include information to enhance skills and interests; educational material as an essential adjunct to both the formal and informal education system; recreational material for leisure and as a supplement to information and education; and cultural material adding to an understanding of other cultures, not only in South Africa, but worldwide.
The library service operates in terms of the library policy approved by the NMBM Council in 2008. To download the policy, click here
· Reading for leisure, information and education
· Reference and research services
· Internet and email services
· Photocopy and fax facilities
· Outreach and house bound services
· Activities for children
· Programmes and projects
Click here to view the address list of public libraries in Nelson Mandela Bay
For a history of the library service, click here
For information on specialised children’s services, click here
For Friends of the Library, click here
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