oa Botswana Notes & Records - The development of Botswana's National Library Service

Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



Botswana's National Library Service (BNLS) began during the Protectorate with seven circulating book boxes, followed by community self-help reading rooms and in 1967 a Library Service Act. The growth of BNLS branch libraries, reading centres, mobile units and school book boxes demonstrates a national commitment to full public library service. Responding first to recreational reading, then to literacy requirements and educational needs, the BNLS enters a new era in the 90s, coping with the management of information.

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