Learn Online, learn Electronically, Learn New Skills, Improve Your Knowledge,
Learn At Your Own Pace.

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Congratulations to every learner from the 56 schools that participated in our Mobireadathon Reading Development Competition in the first phase. We received a total of 507 registrations with more than 300 learners who actually read and answered all quiz questions!! This is HUGE achievement considering that leaners had to use mobile devices, and others did not have access but they still tried. WELL DONE!! SMART READERS!

We are proud to announce the Top 11 Schools whose Grade 8 learners will be competing in the Finals to be held on June 22.  Learners from these schools were selected according to the highest pass marks from all 4 stories, and the time it took to complete quizzes. Interestingly most schools had more Grade 11s, Grade 9s, and Grade 12s who completed the quizzes. However, for the finals, we will only select the Grade 8s, who will be reading 3 stories in preparation for the finals to be held at the University of Johannesburg.

SEE THE LIST ON THE LEFT: the names of the competing schools.

On  3RD MAY , Wednesday, we will  list the learners and the new stories to read for the finals, under the Mobireadathon page

For enquiries, you can contact us at

#Digital Literacy in Libraries


Library And Information Services
22 Solomon Street, Vrededorp

89 Libraries

Contact numbers listed  under Libraries  on menu 

About Us

Learn Online, Learn Electronically, Learn New Skills, Improve Your Knowledge, Learn At Your Own Pace.

What We do!

  • Collection development and management of collections suitable for the needs of Johannesburg communities
  • Provision of safe and free library facilities for reading, learning. and personal development
  • Provision of free and guided access to  information, including carefully selected digital content.
  • Development, promotion and maintainence of a reading culture through the delivery of programs.
  • We support Early Childhood Development through collaborations with ECD centers, NGO’s and communities. We provide educational support services, such as science and technology awareness projects and campaigns in order to empower the youth.
  • City of Johannebsurg Library services are open to all members of the Johannesburg community, including those from disadvantaged areas, who wish to improve their lives, learn new skills and empower themselves, so they can also participate in the digital economy. Learn more


Become a Member!

Residents of all ages are welcome to join their local library. You can just click on the joining link below and fill in the online form to become a  member. Upon being accepted, the library will issue the user with a membership number. The general waiting period for a member to be processed is five working days. If you wish to take more than five books at a time a membership fee of R30 will apply. Find out more by contacting  your local library.

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Conditions of use

The registered member is responsible for all the library material  issued on membership number. Membership expires after 3 years. You can renew your membership for free.  You will be held liable for any lost books and you will be charged the full price of the said book. You are liable for the upkeep of books that you have borrowed and the return of these books on time.. Treat the library building,  collections as well as other library users with the utmost respect. Librarians are available to help you find information in books and other sources, or using free wifi to access digital content.  Learn more »

Our work

Free Digital Content

City of Johannesburg through Microsoft are providing access to Digital Literacy training to the youth in order to increase their chances of finding employment.

IBM, in collaboration with City of Johannesburg Library and Information Services, offers a wide range of free online courses designed to provide digital skills development and empower the youth. 

Google (SA), In collaboration with City of Johannesburg Library and Information Services, offers free online courses to equip South Africans with digital skills to develop and empower the youth.

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