The recommendations of the 1960 Hockey Report on the development of library services in East Africa formed the basis for the Government of Tanzania to establish Tanganyika Library Services, now Tanzania Library Services Board (TLSB). Being under the Under Ministry of Education, Science and Technology), TLSB is a public institution established by an Act of Parliament No.39 of 1963 which was repealed by Act of Parliament No.6 of 1975. The Act vests responsibility of establishing and maintaining public libraries and providing professional and para - professional training in the country. TLSB has got public libraries in 19 Regions, 14 Districts, 2 divisions. Also it runs the School of Library Archives and Documentation Studies (SLADS).

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