Libraries To Visit In Joburg

With exam season coming up, the library at your school is bound to be jam packed – and sometimes you really don’t want to run into your classmates and get distracted while you study. So why not have a peaceful study session and visit some of these local libraries for peace of mind – and who knows, you might just enjoy it.


Johannesburg Public Library

This is the city’s main library and is based in the city’s main centre. Recently renovated, the Johannesburg City Library has over 1.5-million books in its collection and more than 250 000 members. Here you can also take advantage of their public access computers and wi-fi areas.

Where is it? Market Street, Johannesburg

Constitutional Court Library

If you’re a law, psychology or social sciences student or studying anything similar to that field, then the Constitutional Court library is a must-visit for you! This library contains an outstanding collection of materials on human rights, international law and public law from jurisdictions all over the world. Just what you need as an eye opener – because you can never have too much information.

Where is it? Constitutional Court Library, 1 Hospital Street, Constitutional Hill, Braamfontein.

William Cullen Library

For all students who are studying humanities, literature and politics, this library specialises in the social, political and economic history, and the languages and literature, of Africa. This library also has a professional team of skilled and knowledgeable library staff to help you get access to the information that you need.

Where is it? East campus of WITS University, in Braamfontein.


Sandton Library

This beautiful library is situated at The Nelson Mandela Square and offers a quiet, peaceful atmosphere for you to surround yourself in three floors of books, relax on the couches and make use of the computer and Internet facilities. The library offers a collection of over 92 000 books as well as audio books, videos, music CDs, language tapes, the local daily and weekly newspapers, periodicals and the Provincial and Government Gazettes. It’s also surrounded by a tons of restaurants, just incase you get hungry.

Where is it? Nelson Mandela Square

Yeoville Library

Yeoville library is located in the inner city and is a great convenience for all students who are residing in and around the city. The recently built library serves as a study centre and ‘community room’ for the diverse pan-African community of Yeoville. It also has free wi-fi and a remarkable digital facilities and equipment to make your studying a bit easier.

Where is it? 51 Raleigh St, Johannesburg

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