Hout Bay Library

Scope and Content

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

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.

Access Information

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

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