Background of the name

The establishment of Mount Frere Public Library was emanating from the meetings which were conducted by Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts & Culture in Mount Ayliff under the Directorate of Library and Information Services, and Umzimvubu Local Municipality and other stakeholders who were representing the community of Mount Frere.

The motion was emanated from the meeting that Mount Frere has increased drastically in terms of population so it deserves to have a public library.

Mount Frere Public Library was named with a unanimous decision between uMzimvubu Local Municipality and Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture. Mount Frere Public Library was requested by the community of Mount Frere and stakeholders.

The library was significantly influenced by the Ingwe Tvet College, Primary and High schools and distance learning students.

What we can help you achieve

This library is under the Jurisdiction of Umzimvubu Local Municipality at Mount Frere Town where there is no chief.

Name of the library
  • Mount Frere Library
  • 40 Canca St, 5090
Email address
Local Municipality
  • Umzimvubu Local Municipality
Contact numbers
  • 039 255 8502/span>
  • 071 319 5001
Facebook page
  • Mount Frere Public Library
Ward & Ward Councilor
  • Ward 18, Andile Mgangatho
Mount Frere

Current Population

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Mount Frere Population

When it was officially opened?

Mount Frere Public Library was officially opened on the 17 March 2014 by the former MEC of the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Honorable Xoliswa Tom & Former Mayor Khulukazi S.Phangwa.

Current Library Committee

Library committee was established on the 20 July 2014
with 10 Members, 5 officials and 5 additional members.

Mr. N. Boyce
Deputy Chairperson
Mr Luvalo
Ms Nogwebela
Deputy Secretary
Ms. Mavundla
Mr Ncapai

Additional Members

Ms. Maqashalala
Mr. Nkubungu
Ms. Bekwa
Ms. Faye
Mr. Ntondini

Schools serviced

By the library
Ilitha S.P.S
Jolobe S.P.S
Roseland Private School
Sunshine Private School
Zenith Private School
Mount Frere High
Saint Georges S.S.S
Ikhwezi Lomso Private School

Walk-ins per Annum


Partnerships with other institutions

Umzimvubu Local Municipality | Department of Education | SALB | Nali ’Bali | Restless Development

Services rendered
  •  Lending of Books
  • Internet @ Your Library
  • Periodicals
  • Printing
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning
  • Online Applications
Circulation of Library Materials
  • Books are issued to library users with membership cards for 14 days.
Collection in the Library
  • Adult Non-Fiction
  • Adult English Fiction
  • Adult Xhosa Fiction
  • Juvenile Non-Fiction
  • Juvenile English Fiction
  • Juvenile Xhosa Fiction
  • Reference section
Extension of Services
  • Book Clubs supported
  • Holiday Program
  • Awareness Programs
  • Toy Library
  • Mini library for the blind

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