Jacob Gitlin Library

The Jacob Gitlin Library means different things to different people. For some it is simply a place to borrow interesting books, magazines, newspapers , DVDs and CDs – a little escapism, if you like, with a Jewish theme. For our scholars and students it is a valuable resource and research centre due to our archival material and reference book. You can find the entire collection on our online data base.

For many non-Jews, it is an important centre in which to learn about the Jewish people, their history, aspirations and activities and as such, the Library plays an important public relations role in the wider community.

The Library also has children’s story time on the first Sunday of every month to encourage young parents and children to make use of our children’s section. This is a fun-filled & creative morning for children (ages 3 to 9).

Evening functions, such as lectures, book launches, book week and discussions are offered to all on a regular basis.

Membership is free – there is a charge for DVDs and CDs.

Please visit their page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacob-Gitlin-Library/278584035495124


Address Gardens Community Centre, 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa
Phone 021 462 5088
Parking At Jewish Museum Parking lot at Cape Town High School
Hours Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 2pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 09:30 am – 2.30pm
Jewish and National holidays Closed


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Team Jacqui Rodgers Head Librarian [email protected]
Elaine Davidson Library Administrator [email protected]
Janine Rodgers Assistant Librarian [email protected]
Jocelyn Poswell

Jerome de Monk


Library Technical Support

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