The Library and Information Service acquired a substantial collection of rare and valuable books, documents, manuscripts and other material over many years by way of bequests, donations and purchases. Special Collections is located on the upper level of the JS Gericke Library, the central library of the Library and Information Service.
This division of the library has as its primary mission the acquisition and preservation of rare materials, making it accessible to clients as well as preserving it for posterity. The division consists of three sections namely Manuscripts
and Rare Books
. Each of these sections provides a specialised service and concentrates on specific areas of interest.
Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 16:30
Closed on Saturdays.
Africana Tel.: +27 21 808 4398
Rare books Tel.: +27 21 808 4881
Special Collections Division
JS Gericke Library
Private Bag X5036