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Welcome to the Jacob Gitlin Library,the home for Gitlin users. This site serves as the centre for searching our media. It also provides online news, event information, along with interactive discussion forums. In a nutshell, everything needed to get your media quick and fast feel free to browse site and explore..


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 books.

You can find the entire collection on our online data base.
http://gitlinlibrary.co.za./activeconnect

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 their 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.




Contact Information
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 9:30am – 2:30pm
Jewish and National holidays Closed



This Month's DVD

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Click on LATEST DVD, and click on the BOOK to find out more about the book!

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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

DVD OF THE MONTH

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: Art Addict. LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND(director). A documentary about a patron of the arts extraordinaire, Peggy Guggenheim, a woman ahead of her time. She became a central figure in the modern art movement and as she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century collected not only art, but artists including Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, and Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp and others. Amidst her personal tragedy, she maintained her vision and built one of the most important art collections now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.


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