GEORGE NEWS - All library users in the greater George area who have overdue items at home are urged to return them as soon as possible. In a public notice this morning, 19 November, George Municipality said there is a huge amount of outstanding material at all the libraries in George and surrounds.
“Please be considerate of other users who might be on a waiting list for the material you have in your possession,” the municipality said.
All libraries, except Thembalethu and Pacaltsdorp, are open, but with reduced hours and strict Covid-19 protocols in place. The George Library (Caledon Street) is open to members by appointment only, but books can now again be returned via the chute at the library entrance.
The smaller community libraries can receive ‘walk-ins’ as per capacity allowed.
Please call your library to book your visit or, in case of community libraries, to check if you can just drop in during opening times.
Library materials handed in will be quarantined for 72 hours as per national and Western Cape safety standards and plastic-covered materials are wiped with sanitiser before being made available for loan.
Services are limited as follows:
Issue and return of books
- Ten books allowed per library member for a lending period of a month at a time.
Admittance to adults and children older than 12.
- Research and reference services must be arranged by phone and/or e-mail.
Internet services – preference is given to pre-booked patrons, maximum two people at any given time.
- Study area is limited in compliance with regulations.
- Wearing of masks and sanitising of hands are compulsory.
- Your temperature will be taken before entering the library area. No admittance if it is 37,5°C or higher.
Contact details and opening hours
- Avontuur Library: 044 752 3351 email@example.com – Monday 12pm-3pm, Tuesday 11am-2pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-1pm.
- Blanco Library: 044 870 7047 firstname.lastname@example.org – Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
- Conville Library: 044 801 9320 Jrhode1@george.gov.za – Monday 9am-4pm
- George Library: 044 8019288 email@example.com – Monday to Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
- Haarlem Library: 044 763 1023 firstname.lastname@example.org – Monday, Thursday and Friday 2pm-5pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm-5pm
- Noll Library: 044 745 1014 email@example.com – Monday and Wednesday 12pm-3pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
- Pacaltsdorp Library: 044 803 9340 firstname.lastname@example.org – closed until further notice
- Thembalethu Library: 044 803 9260 email@example.com – closed until further notice
- Touwsranten Library: 044 803 9285 firstname.lastname@example.org – Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
- Uniondale Library: 044 752 1024 email@example.com – Tuesday and Thursday 9am-2pm
- Waboomskraal Library: firstname.lastname@example.org – Monday to Friday 10am-2pm
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