South African Library for the Blind (SALB)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 115, Makhanda (Grahamstown), 6140
Physical 112B High Street, Eastern Cape, Makhanda (Grahamstown), 6139
Tel 046 622 7226


The South African Library for the Blind renders a library and information service to blind and visually impaired people through the production of accessible South African reading material in the development of a comprehensive library collection and rendering of advisory services to promote access to information.

The Library's mandate is to: provide a free library and information service that is responsible to the needs of the blind and the print-handicapped user; build up a balance and appropriate collection of South African and other documents, and make them accessible for the use of blind and print-handicapped readers; produce documents in special mediums such as Braille and audio formats for use by its readers; develop standards for the production of such documents; research production methods and technology in the appropriate fields; and acquire and disseminate the technology required by blind and print-handicapped people to read.

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