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Library containers are a cost-effective solution to South Africa’s literacy challenges.

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Shipping container libraries are an affordable way to provide both adults and children with access to decent, well-designed library facilities.

When creating a container library, we customise features to your exact specifications. For example, we can:

  • add shelving units of your choice
  • handle interior and exterior paintwork
  • install windows and doors in configurations you choose
  • install air conditioning and electrical wiring, depending on your needs.

How it works

Big Box Containers performs all conversion work at its premises, before delivery or installation. Once your library is ready, it can be delivered to your location and set up immediately.


Big Box library containers have the following advantages:

  • they’re much cheaper than brick and mortar libraries
  • they’re faster and less disruptive to put in place than structures built from scratch
  • they’re easy to transport; you can set them up anywhere
  • they can be easily relocated, for example to provide communities with roving access to library facilities
  • they’re tough, weather-resistant and vandal-proof
  • they can be fully customised, for children or adults.

Get in touch

Should you require any more information about our products, please feel free to contact us using our toll-free number on 0861 44 7474.

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