Welcome to Qualibooks
Our mandate is to develop a reading habit amongst our children, not only by creating physical library spaces but also a digital elibrary environment to compliment this.
There is a tremendous need for libraries in schools and communities across South Africa. We offer viable solutions to address this problem, working together to build a promising future for our country.
Literacy and education form the cornerstones of success, growth and prosperity. These are the building blocks of all learning. An enlightened society that thrives on knowledge – that is what we are striving for.
What we do
Thousands of curriculum-based fiction, non-fiction and reference titles available. Readers in all eleven official languages produced and printed locally, and written by South African authors.
Our Wheelie Bookwagon range of mobile library units are available in various sizes. These are manufactured from steel for durability and powder coated to offer an aesthetic finishing.
Corporate social investment
Socio-economic (SED) & enterprise development (ED) for B-BBEE solutions:
Make a meaningful difference by ensuring children have access to quality learning resources. Sponsor a mobile library, or elibrary subscription and optimise your SED and ED spend, whilst improving the future of our children through reading.
Download CSI proposal (mobile libraries)
Download CSI proposal (digital elibrary)
The future of libraries, today!
A revolutionary way of reading!
Our homegrown and developed digital library offers learners, parents and educators the opportunity to access thousands of eLibrary resources anywhere, anytime and on any device, across all eleven South African languages!
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Quality books delivered to your door!
After over 3 decades of distributing quality books to South Africa’s children, Qualibooks now bring you an online bookstore – now available to the public, with massive discounts available.
Discover a world of wonder for your kids with our fantastic selection of books. From thrilling adventures to fascinating history and the animal kingdom, we offer something for everyone.
Browse our collection today and spark your kids’ imagination and curiosity!
“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
Hope for our nation
In South Africa, we recognise the fact that literacy levels are not what they should be. This is primarily due to the lack of access to quality library resources.
Of the approximately 27 000 schools in South Africa, almost 86% are under-resourced, having little or no library resources and/or no librarians.
In order for there to be change, we need to work together to build a promising future for our country.
Procurement: City Property Administration
Who would’ve thought that access to quality books would be as easy as 1,2,3?
Although we’ve only recently partnered with Kibooks, feedback from tenants and staff has been extremely positive. The fact that no data is required to access quality books and that its available in all official languages, makes this service so much more accessible to the bigger community. Through Kibooks, we have been able to provide quality reading material across various learning areas at a very affordable cost.
We share the importance of creating a love for reading with Chris and his team at Kibooks. Our tagline of “addressing the future” is very apt, as we believe by creating a culture of reading amongst the youth, we are effectively addressing the future of the next generation, and our country.
Group CEO: CFS Group
Niel, Chris and the kibooks team have made it a pleasure to support this invaluable cause. Instead of relying solely on the government to fix the many complex problems South Africa faces, educating our youth is the first vital step we, as responsible citizens, must take towards addressing the challenges our country confronts. A good education empowers individuals to think for themselves, fosters entrepreneurship, enables people to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them, and is the cornerstone of a civilized society. For this reason, teaching children to read with comprehension is of utmost importance, so when we heard about kibooks we knew this was something we needed to support. Often, we aspire to make a meaningful contribution to society but are unsure of where to begin, and Kibooks has made it straightforward for sponsors to make a positive impact on youth development. We’ve been a supporter since early 2022, and we look forward to growing our support and reaching more children with kibooks.
Altie van Schalkwyk
Head of Academics: AdVTECH Schools
Kibooks is a great concept for our new schools. It is a great resource to have if you don’t have an old-fashioned library in your school. Our teachers love reading to their children in the class, but our parents are even more impressed with the platform. This is most definitely value for money. With the cost of hard copy books and especially international competitors, you are getting value for money. What makes it better is the fact that we have access to the languages of our choice, in our case three South African languages.
We got more than what we bargained for! Our schools took part in a National Reading Competition. Two of the schools finished in the top 3. The top school won R50 000 worth of books.
TRUE VALUE FOR MONEY!
(Deputy Principal) Harvest High School, KZN
I was extremely sceptical when I contacted Mr De Beer about Kibooks. I was disillusioned after spending 5 months trying to roll out a digital library through another well recommended company that defrauded our school. From the start though, I received exceptional service and help from the kibooks.online team and within two days we were able to roll out the new digital library for our students. We received exactly what was promised and with zero hassle involved. I cannot recommend Kibooks highly enough! We are delighted with this online program and we have finally been able to provide quality reading material for our students at a very affordable cost. To have access to so many books that cover a range of different genres and learning areas and not be limited to single user license is an absolute godsend. Another huge benefit is the fact that Kibooks is Zero Rated so the children just need access to the internet but use no data when they are reading books from the library and that has elicited an overwhelmingly positive response from our students. All in all, it was an absolute pleasure working with the team at Kibooks and one of the best investments we have made in our reading intervention program. I would like to commend and thank the Kibooks developers for creating a digital library that truly has a passion for enabling students to access books and fall in love with reading!
Muallim Akhtar Ali
CEO, Auckland Park Academy of Excellence (APAX)
The Kibooks online library was introduced to APAX learners and educators in 2021. Learners enjoy choice and the variety of high-quality content across all genres that is easily accessible keeps them interested and engaged.
With popular titles at their fingertips, learners are enlightened and delighted as they are transported into a different wonderland. Thank you Kibooks.
Foundation Phase Head, Curro Thatchfield
We are so happy we crossed paths with kibooks. It brought back the excitement for reading to our learners. It also compliments the physical library at school, now they have the best of both worlds. Excellent value for money!
Head: Senior Primary, St. Charles College
Being able to give our boys simultaneous access to English, Afrikaans and iSizulu books is valuable at a time when Covid protocols could hamper reading.
Monique van Heerden
Jhb, West Rand, Northcliff, Edublox
At Edublox we train cognitive skills that are building blocks to learning, while we teach children reading and comprehension skills.
Using Kibooks as a special treat now and then for students to apply their newly acquired reading skills is fun and exciting.
Myrtle van Schalkwyk
Midstream Ridge Primary
Just amazing the kids and even the parents are loving kibooks. It is easy to access and easy to read – Myrtle van Schalkwyk.
MS. P. Mokoena
De Deur Primary School
As the educator foreseeing the program, we encourage our learners to read more at home for leisure.
We also use it in our daily learning and lessons, we have also included it in our assessments hence the spike. Our grade 6s had a transactional text assessment, the educator gave them 3 book titles to read from and write a book review for one of the books. To ensure that learners read for understanding, we do oral and informal speaking activities to discuss the books read at home. Unfortunately not all learners have internet access or smartphones at home. There are also certain issues that parents are experiencing which I’d like help with. Nonetheless It’s been a great program to have at our school . Thank you very much for this amazing program, it’s much appreciated.