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The Financial year-end for the Library is 31 March. The External Audit process for the 2018/19 Financial period began in May 2019 by the Eastern Cape Auditor General Office. The process concluded on the 31 July 2019 and the report issued by the Auditor General (AG) to SALB was an unqualified audit opinion with no […]


Book your seats now for the SALB Variety show this weekend at the NAF on the 29th & 30th June! BLIND DATE – VARIETY SHOWNational Arts Festival Makhanda ONE-OF-A-KIND – talented blind performerswith Fiks MaholaFeaturing STEVE KEKANA, Lelethu Mahambehlala, Melikhaya Hugh, Lois Strachan, Gavin Grundlingh, PJ & Elna Durr, Michelle Nell and Dr William Rowland […]


SALB is looking for new volunteers to read audio books for our blind and visually impaired members. We are looking for volunteers who can read fluently in any one of the 11 official languages of South Africa. To be a STUDIO NARRATOR, you need to:be based in Grahamstown • love reading and books • have […]


Are you a blind or visually impaired artist/craftsman? As part of our centenary celebrations, we are showcasing the arts & crafts work of blind and visually impaired artists at the National Arts Festival 2019, Makhanda (Grahamstown), taking place from Thursday 27 June – Sunday 7 July. Interested artists to submit photos or a video of their […]


Grahamstown, 29 March 2019 – The South African Library for the Blind (which is the only Library servicing blind persons in Southern Africa) celebrated 100 years in operation on Thursday, 28 March 2019. The day kicked off with a book launch of the book titled South African Library for the Blind – A Dairy of […]


Monthly news clips from the South African Library for the Blind WELCOME! Welcome to the first edition of the SALB INSIGHT! The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to share with our members all the things that are going on at the Library. As you may know, we have the Makwenzeke which is our formal […]


An interesting reading list – books on Diabetes and nutrition   Diabetes in adults Author: Meltzer, Sara Format: Braille Summary: For most people, a diagnosis is an unwelcome and overwhelming shock, meaning lifestyle changes and potentially difficult complications in the long run. However, a role can be played in delaying  or even preventing such complications. […]

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 […]


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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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.

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