Extending community library and information services to rural areas - the challenges that lie ahead

  • S. N. Mokgaboki Municipal Library Services, Phalaborwa


This presentation 1 has been motivated by the plight of people living in rural or disadvantaged areas without access to basic infrastructure for library and information services. Most of the information was gathered through observation and personal discussions with colleagues and other interested people in this field. Keeping in mind that a greater percentage of the provincial population is predominantly based in rural areas without access to basic library and information service, it is important for us to concede that the challenge is quite enormous.
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