National library/archives shut down and falling apart

January 9, 2018, 6:13pm

The National Library’s mammoth building has fallen apart and its door has been shut to the general public, an investigation and tour around the facility by The Villager has revealed.

The library also shares the same building with the National Archives of Namibia which was established in 1939 and is said to hold an estimated 5 600 maps, 61 000 photographs, 2 000 audio cassettes, 450 films and a complete collection of all local newspapers from 1987 to 1962.