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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE
The provision of adequate library facilities in the community in order to provide up to date information for recreational and educational purposes and to ensure that the information needs of library users are fulfilled.

DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITY
The Newcastle Library Service provides an information service to the community. This service is affiliated with the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Library and Information Service, which provides information resources, promotional items and grant funding for certain projects to the libraries.

SERVICES PROVIDED
Information Resources
Internet
Computer facilities
Recreational needs
Educational needs
Group Activities Room
Extension Services
Library Orientation

Information Resources
books, reference material, daily newspapers, popular magazines, audio-visual material.

Internet
enables the Librarian to provide information to patrons, free Internet usage for the community

Computer facilities
for use by patrons for typing e.g. projects, CV’s, letters & to learn how to use the Internet, e-mailing & MS Office package

Recreational needs
Magazines, fiction books, CD’s, DVD’s, videos, Internet, holiday programmes

Educational needs
photocopying facilities, study facilities, library orientation programmes for schools, information resources, reference sections, Internet and a Tertiary Collection for students

Group Activities Room
for gaming purposes. TV’s and games available to the community.

Extension Services
Old aged homes, cripple care, pre-schools and library orientation for pre-schools, primary and secondary schools.

Library Orientation
Provided for pre-schools, primary and secondary schools. This is a continuous process where schools are invited to the libraries and learners are informed with regards to the services rendered by libraries. Learners are also guided in using the library and information resources, how to retrieve information and the importance of books and reading.

Holiday Programmes
Conducted during school holidays. Fun activities such as painting, drawing, playing games like soccer and reading activities are arranged for the children.
Internet @ your library project
Free Internet usage at the Madadeni, Osizweni and Newcastle Libraries
Computers to type projects, CV’s etc.
Assistance, guidance and training provided by the Library Computer Assistants

Library Information

  • Lennoxton Library
  • Fairleigh Library
  • Newcastle Library
  • Madadeni Library
  • Osizweni Library
  • Ingagane Library
ADDRESS : Cnr Centre & St Bruno Streets, Newcastle

CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: 034 328 7627
Fax: 034 317 3654

OPENING HOURS
Mon-Fri 09h00 – 17h00
Sat 09h00 – 13h00

OFFICIAL OPENING
30 September 1987

MEMBERSHIP : 2 403

LIBRARIAN : Ms K D Gunessee

ADDRESS : Cnr of Centre & Robson Streets, Newcastle

CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: 034 317 1504
Fax: 034 317 1504

OPENING HOURS
Mon-Fri 09h00 – 13h00, 14h00 – 17h00
Sat 09h00 – 13h00

OFFICIAL OPENING : 28 June 1982

MEMBERSHIP : 692

SNR LIBRARY ASSISTANT : Ms R Davids

ADDRESS : 66 Scott Street, Newcastle

CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: 034 328 7620
Fax: 034 316 4683

OPENING HOURS
Mon-Fri 09h00 – 17h00
Sat 09h00 – 13h00

OFFICIAL OPENING : 2 April 1981

MEMBERSHIP : 15 972

TOWN LIBRARIAN : Ms A Botes
ASST TOWN LIBRARIAN : Ms N P Hlophe
LIBRARIAN : Ms M Linde
LIBRARIAN : Ms S Subramoney

ADDRESS : Lot 9326, Section G, Madadeni

CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: 034 314 5172
Fax: 034 314 5173

OPENING HOURS
Mon-Fri 09h00 – 17h00
Sat 09h00 – 13h00

OFFICIAL OPENING : 30 April 2002

MEMBERSHIP : 7 688

LIBRARIAN : Ms K Ntaka

ADDRESS : Lot 8121, Section A, Osizweni

CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: 034 366 4926
Fax: 034 366 4926

OPENING HOURS
Mon-Fri 09h00 – 17h00
Sat 09h00 – 13h00

OFFICIAL OPENING : 5 October 1999

MEMBERSHIP : 8 729

LIBRARIAN : Ms A Ngobese

ADDRESS : 8 Third Avenue, Ingagane

CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: 034 310 6148
Fax: 086 759 2963

OPENING HOURS
Mon-Fri 09h00 – 17h00
Sat 09h00 – 13h00

OFFICIAL OPENING : 5 June 2013

MEMBERSHIP : 61

SNR LIBRARY ASSISTANT : Ms N Ncwane

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