“Join The Information Age, Become A Member
Of The Learned Society”

“Join The Information Age, Become A Member
Of The Learned Society”

ABOUT THE LIBRARY: The DENOSA Library is an information and knowledge centre of reference with a collection of more than 20 000 books, journals, magazines, and archived materials in collective bargaining, nursing and healthcare.

VISITING HOURS: Located in the first floor at DENOSA Head Office (605 Church Street, Pretoria), the library can be visited from Monday to Friday, 7h30-16h30. The library is not open on public holidays.

LIBRARY SERVICES: The library aims to be abreast of the Information Age and enable its users to become members of a learned society in ‘the global village’. In keeping with this objective library users and members have access to museum, research, reference, study, archive and borrowing services. A variety of daily newspapers can be read in the library.

Museum Services: The Library Museum is a collection of significant historical artefacts which reflect on some of the important developments from the provenance of nursing as the backbone of health. The artefacts include a range of early nursing and medical paraphernalia (e.g. equipments, uniforms) and other instrumentation used prior to the post-modern era. The museum also has traditional herbs and photos of the early nursing pioneers, such as Sister Cecilia Makiwane, the renowned first black nurse. The museum is a valuable asset for those interested in research on the history of nursing.

Archive Services: The library houses an enormous collection of materials depicting the history of nursing and nursing organisations in South Africa. There are also records of old nursing publications (journals, dissertations and encyclopaedia). Many of these archived materials cannot be found elsewhere. The archive section of the library is also a valuable asset for those interested in research on the history of nursing

Reference & Information Retrieval Services: This service includes the provision of information on South African nursing colleges, Department of Health publications, details on public and private hospitals, nursing-related legislation, medical dictionaries, and nursing agencies. The library will also provide on-line access to medical and nursing/healthcare by subscribing to the relevant database service providers.

Lending & Borrowing Services: Upon registration, library users and DENOSA members are allowed two books over a three-week period. Provided that the book is not requested by another user/member, the loaned item can be renewed. Materials such as journals, dictionaries, dissertations, magazines and newspapers cannot be read outside of the library.

Photocopying And Scanning Services: Any form of photocopying is done in accordance with the Copyright Act (as amended). Only a limited number of pages can be photocopied at any given time. Copies are charged at 50 cents per A4 page, and RI.00 per scanned page.

Study sessions: the library provides Group study sessions and members are edged to make use of their library. For library bookings members can contact the librarians telephonically . 

Library Contact: For any information on the DENOSA Library, direct your enquiries to the Librarian, Elias Setlago at (012) 343 2315, ext 216,