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Welcome to COE Libraries

The City of Ekurhuleni is home to 47 libraries and 2 mobile libraries. In addition, the libraries have 5 Knowledge Centres, a live stream studio and a Cisco Academy. All libraries do have study spaces and public access computers and free wifi.

But don’t take our word for it – see for yourself by visiting and/or joining any of our libraries dotted across the City.

The focus of our libraries is on:

  • Reading and literacy,
  • ICT courses and development,
  • Skills development and capacity building,
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes, and School support.

Activities and opportunities

Libraries offer several activities and opportunities, that include:

  • ICT literacy opportunities from basic computer literacy to obtaining an international certificate, skills development, research skills and career guidance.
  • Interested groups – create platforms – authors and budding writers/young writers writing circle.
  • Book clubs.
  • Friends of the Library.
  • Debates and public speaking
  • Born to Read programmes, in partnership with the clinics, that start with expectant moms.
  • Support for ECD centres through literacy support and programmes, toy libraries and storytelling/puppet shows.
  • Research and information.
  • Homework

We can also assist with the following:

  • On-line applications for job seekers
  • Skype interviews
  • GDE registrations
  • Live stream studio programmes and presentations

AND.…of specific interest


This is a bursary scheme funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training for those who do not have the financial means to fund their studies, and cannot access bank funding, study loans or bursaries.

Applications open for a limited time at the end of each year. To apply for NSFAS, you must open a mynsfas account first. The library staff assist with this and the NSFAS online application.


This platform allows students, especially matrics, to download previous question papers, memorandums, study guides, motivational videos and videos that will help them to prepare for their exams. All these materials can be accessed free of charge at the Germiston Library.

Cisco Networking Academy

A global IT and cybersecurity education programme that provides best-in-class courses, tools, and resources to help people from all backgrounds to participate in the digital economy. Cisco courses include Networking, Cybersecurity, Packet Tracer, OS and IT, Programming, Internet of Things and Infrastructure Automation.

Once the course is completed students are issued an internationally recognised certificate.

Tshepo1Million and Microsoft present Thinti’Million

These FREE digital skills learning course is aimed to help South Africans become more employable, grow their hustle and to help manage their business administration. This can be done anywhere, anytime, at your own pace, all from your android phone or laptop with a combination of text, videos, voice notes, and quizzes to make your learning experience fun and interactive.


Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

A not-for-profit social enterprise that solves youth employment through partnerships. Harambee is an anchor partner in a platform called SA Youth which brings partners together to create a single national network where the youth can access a wide selection of jobs and skilling opportunities, and for opportunity holders to access young engaged work-seekers – for free!


Become a member of COE Libraries

Join any of our libraries in just 4 easy steps – at absolutely no cost!

  • Complete an application form at your nearest library;
  • Provide an Identity Document or passport;
  • Show proof of residence, such as services account; and
  • Provide two references.

A list of our libraries

We have libraries across the City – see which one is closed to you:




Regional Office

Cnr Queen & Cross Street, Germiston

Alberton Library

Civic Centre, Alwyn Taljaard Avenue, Alberton

Boksburg Library

Trichard Street, Boksburg

Bracken Library

Delphinium Street, Brackenhurst

Dinwiddie Library

Cnr Sunstone & Eltham Roads, Dinwiddie

Edenpark Library

Ferrari Street, Edenpark

Elsburg Library

Cnr Maritz & Graf Streets, Elsburg

Germiston Library

Cnr Queen & Cross Streets, Germiston

Isaac Mokoena Library

312 Masakhane Street, Goba Section, Katlehong

Katlehong Library

Civic Centre, 01 Masakhane Street, Katlehong

Leondale Library

Blauwbok & Noreen Streets, Leondale

Palm Ridge Library

Palm Ridge Road, Palm Ridge

Reiger Park Library

Leon Fereira Street, Reiger Park

Spruitview Library

1442 Dr Matsipa Drive, Spruitview

Thokoza Library

7603 Moepshe Street, Thokoza

Vosloorus Library

(Closed for refurbishment)

M C Botha Avenue, Vosloorus

Zonkizizwe Library

4748, 4749 Ext 1 Zone 6, Zonkizizwe



Regional Office

Cnr CR Swart & Pretoria Roads, Kempton Park


Cnr Hendrik Potgieter & Van Riebeeck Roads,


Primrose Library

Cnr Beaconsfield & Shamrock Road, Primrose

Bedfordview Library

3 Hawley Road, Bedfordview

Bonaero Park Library

Aero Centre, Atlas Road, Bonaero Park

Birchleigh Library

Olienhout Avenue, Birchleigh

Birchleigh North Library

Coen Scholtz Centre, Mooifontein Road, Birchleigh North

Kempton Park

Cnr CR Swart & Pretoria Roads, Kempton Park


Cnr Hendrik Potgieter & Van Riebeeck Roads, Edenvale

Olifantsfontein Library

Cnr Pearce & Mason Avenue, Olifantsfontein

Phomolong Library

Crn Edward & Songo Drive, Phomolong

Thembisa Library

235 Igqagqag, George Nyanga Streets,


Thembisa West Library

Cnr Dan Nkabinde Drive & James Moleya Streets,

Endayeni, Thembisa West

Winnie Mandela Library

Cnr Margeret Zuma & Solomon Mahlangu Drive


Regional Office

Civic Centre, Elston Road, Benoni

Actonville Library

Khan Crescent, Actonville

Alra Park Library

Zebra Drive, Alra Park

Bakerton Library

Cnr 1st Avenue and Teabush Avenue, Bakerton

Benoni Library

Civic Centre, Elston Road, Benoni

Brakpan Library

Civic Centre, Brakpan

Daveyton Library

Cnr Eiselen & Mockle Streets, Daveyton

Duduza Library

Cnr Ndudule & Nzimandi Streets, Duduza

Dunnottar  Library

Cnr Birkenruth and Rhodes Avenues, Dunnottar

Geluksdal Library

Uittog Avenue, Geluksdal

H P Mokoka Library

8220 Eiselen Street


Jerry Moloi Library Etwatwa

Chris Hani Drive, Etwatwa

Kwa-Thema Library

7019 Nkosi Street, Kwa-Thema

Lawrence Bongani Sibanyoni Library


Cnr Ndlovele and Isibusisu Streets, Kingsway

Langaville Library

1010 Mphande Avenue, Langaville X 2

Nigel Library

Cnr 5th Avenue & Hendrik Verwoerd Road, Nigel

Springs Library

55 5th Avenue, Springs

Tsakani Library

Cnr Xhosa & Gubhela Streets, Tsakani

Mpho Rahab Molepo Library

(Tsakani II)

Cnr Tsakani Road & Shakwane Streets, Tsakani

Soncini-Wattville Library

Cnr Ngegebule & Dlamini Streets, Wattville


Must I register to use a public library?

You only need to register if you want to take out books.  To do so, you will need your ID and proof of residence. Parents / caregivers will need to sign for children to join the library.

Is there a cost involved to join the library?

No, it is absolutely free.

Must the library card be renewed?

Yes, Library cards must be renewed annually.

What time are libraries open?

Libraries are open weekdays from 08h00 – 16h30

Do all libraries offer the same services?

No. You can contact your nearest library if you are interested in a particular service, and they will refer you to the CoE library that renders a specific service.

Do all libraries have the same books?

No, books are bought according to the community’s needs. If the library does not have the title you want, it can be added to the needs list of that library.

Where can you check what books are available?

You can phone or visit any CoE library and provide them with the title and author of the book, and they will check on the system as to which library carries that book. Alternatively, they can order the book from that CoE library, and you can collect it at your nearest library. Once done, you just return it.

Helping Unisa students

Our libraries have an MOU with Unisa to assist students studying at the university. Students’ textbooks can be sent from Unisa library to CoE libraries where they can be collected and returned when done. This is a pilot project with Vosloorus, Isaac Mokoena, Benoni, Daveyton, Phomolong and Thembisa West libraries.

For more information what do I do?

You can visit the library nearest to you or email info.libraries@ekurhuleni.gov.za