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Our Commitment

  Date: 2 November 2018 The South African Library for the Blind (SALB) assures our members that we are fully committed to serving your needs. Our relationship with you, our members, remains our top priority. We are responsive to member needs and are always looking at opportunities to improve our products and services in partnership […]

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South African Library for the Blind (SALB) Joint Statement by the Board and Management Date: 08 October 2018 During a scheduled board meeting on 04 October 2018 service delivery issues raised by library members were discussed in depth. These concern the quality of service offered by the SALB as well as the competence of management […]

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We're sorry

The South African Library for the Blind (SALB) would like to inform Library Members and the Public that challenges are being experienced with the implementation of a new Library Management System, specifically with the module used to select books on behalf of our members. Due to the unique way the System selects material for Library […]

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Annual Report highlights

The South African Library for the Blind in Grahamstown submitted its latest Annual Report to the Department of Arts & Culture for the 2017/2018 Financial Year which will be tabled in Parliament before the end of 2018. WE ARE PROUD TO SHARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS IN THE REPORTS WITH YOU: Received an unqualified audit […]

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Update on the new Library Management System: The teams from Universal Knowledge Software (UKS) and SALB are busy finalising the outstanding modules and the system should be up and running tentatively by end October 2018. In the meantime the Circulation Staff continue to manually select books based on your reading interests. We apologise for any […]

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The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) and the South African Library for the Blind (SALB) proudly announce the launch of the MZANSI LIBRARIES ON-LINE MINI-LIBRARY PROJECT DATE:  6TH APRIL   |  VENUE: THULAMELA PUBLIC LIBRARY   |  LIMPOPO The joint project will see the provision of assistive technologies, reading material and other facilities at […]

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This years theme for World Diabetes day is “Woman with Diabetes”. World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is acknowledged on the 14th of November every year to raise global awareness for people living with diabetes. Diabetes is rapidly increasing in numbers […]

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World Sight Day (WSD) is held annually on the second Thursday of October, it is an international day of awareness to focus on the global issue of avoidable visual impairment and blindness. The theme this year is “Make Vision Count”. WSD is coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). WSD became […]

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Photo: SALB staff with Jabez Centre Manager Mr Goodwill Featherstone The South African Library for the Blind donated proceeds from their Mandela Day Book Sale to the Jabez Health Centre, a NPO in Grahamstown. Jabez Aids Health Centre cares for people affected/infected with HIV/AIDS, they also care and support orphans and the vulnerable and provide […]

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Update on the new Library Management System:

The teams from Universal Knowledge Software (UKS) and SALB are busy finalising the outstanding modules and the system should be up and running tentatively by end October 2018.

In the meantime the Circulation Staff continue to manually select books based on your reading interests.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Please submit any inquiries to: audiolib@salb.org.za; braillelib@salb.org.za

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