Trading Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:30
Physical Address: 1021 Bank Avenue, Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Postal Address: P.O. Box 9785, Centurion, 0046, South Africa
Telephone: +(27) 12 643 9500
Fax: +(27) 12 663 3543
Support: 0800 11 85 95
GPS coordinates: S25.85600 E28.18253
With a sound performance history of over 30 years, Sabinet has firmly established itself as a leader in facilitating access to a wide spectrum of high-quality and credible information sources. Over the course of the last three decades, Sabinet has built a strong local and international reputation for providing Africa's information to the world and the world's information to Africa.
Sabinet's roots are in library support services, where it is recognised for providing central platforms for collaboration and resource sharing amongst libraries. Its mission to support libraries' technical processes, promote resource sharing and enable access to information sources is underpinned by its dedication to the values of commitment, partnerships, understanding and support.
As an aggregator and provider of African journal and South African legal content, Sabinet continuously source and make available new online content pertaining to, or originating from Africa. With new content and information made available as it is published, and an archive of electronic journals dating back over a century, users are able to access cross-referenced material from the convenience of their desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
Comprised of a massive database of bibliographic and citation references, legal information, news archives and a growing collection of more than 500 aggregated premier African journals and publications, it is one of the largest and most easily accessible collections of its kind today.
The principles behind the establishment of the organisation were, and continue to be:
- the system should be as simple as possible within the framework of a networked central library system,
- participation in the network should be cost effective for libraries,
- the purpose of the system should be to serve the user and not only the librarian,
- the autonomy of local library systems and computer centres should always be taken into account,
- the system should lend itself to the creation of a central database with high integrity, and
- the central database should provide good coverage of materials in participating libraries