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Collection Level Description: Hout Bay Library

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. t. 52
Title: Hout Bay Library
Dates of Creation: 1996-1997
Extent: 1 folder, 3 posters

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Hout Bay Public Library, Cape Town, South Africa, was originally planned and run as a library/community centre by Margaret Mc. L. Thomas. After her death, the library building was bequeathed to the community specifically for library use and opened as the Thomas Library in 1964. A new building was completed in 1989 to cope with increasing demand.

Scope and Content

Three posters and a folder of leaflets, booklets, magazines and press reports mostly relating to the community library at Imizamu Yethu, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 1996-1997.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by Hout Bay Library in August 1997.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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No reproduction or publication of papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

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Hout Bay Public Library | Cape Town (South Africa)

Public libraries | South Africa


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