The Culture and History of South African Public Libraries: The Experiences of Durban Library

  title={The Culture and History of South African Public Libraries: The Experiences of Durban Library},
  author={G. Blake Armstrong},
  journal={Library History},
  pages={35 - 47}
Abstract This paper looks at the history and culture of South African libraries over the last 180 years, using Durban Library as a case study. It examines the cultural influences on libraries and their effect on library provision and the esteem with which the library was held in the community. Durban was chosen as a library model due to its rich and illustrious history and because it is more representative of a major library than others. Research indicates that without the British influence on… Expand
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