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Libraries

There are eleven libraries in the George municipal area. Services include the lending out of books, magazines, music and DVDs as well as photocopying and computer services and, in some cases internet access.

GENERAL
If you are a resident in the George municipal area, you can borrow books and other materials, and use facilities free of charge.
If you are not local, the service is available at R139 per year.
Library visitors only pay R60 per person, as a deposit, after library use and all used material in good order you receive back the R60.
Adults can borrow four books, two magazines and two CDs for a period of two weeks at a time.
Children can borrow three books, one magazine for a period of two weeks at a time.
Adults can borrow one DVD per family overnight.
If you want to extend your borrowing time, you can do so over the phone or renew at the library.

Link to George Libraries Book Catalogue
 
OTHER SERVICES
Computers: at least one computer per library for typing of long documents, free of charge. Larger libraries may have more computers.
Internet: Free access to the Internet is available at some libraries.  
Photocopying: self-service photocopying at 50c per page (bring loose coins)
Printing: R2 per black and white A4-page, R5 per colour A4-page
Chess: The main library and Thembalethu library each have four chess tables and chess mentorship by staff.
Children’s programmes: Story hour in the afternoon, reading cycle for pre-schools, read-aloud for primary children, holiday programmes, library tours and orientation. Watch the notice boards for information.
Some libraries conduct outreach to schools, institutions and organisations. Please inquire at your community library on numbers below.

BECOME A LIBRARY MEMBER
Bring a copy of your ID document and proof of your residential address to your local library and fill in the relevant form at the counter.
It takes about three working days for the application to be processed and a library card issued.

BRANCHES AND OPENING TIMES
George: Monday to Thursday 9am-7pm; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 9am-1pm. Phone 044 801 9288
Blanco: Monday 9am-5.30pm; Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm. Phone 044 801 9374
Conville: Monday to Thursday 9am-5.30pm; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 9am-12pm. Phone 044 801 9320
Pacaltsdorp: Monday to Thursday 9am-5.30pm; Friday 10am-5pm. Phone 044 803 9340
Thembalethu: Monday to Thursday 9am-5.30pm; Friday 10am-5pm. Phone 044 803 2260
Waboomskraal: Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. Phone 074 543 0144
Noll: Monday and Wednesday 12pm-3pm; Saturday 9am-12pm. Phone 060 893 2663
Uniondale: Monday 8am-10am and 1.30pm-4.30pm; Tuesday and Thursday 1.30pm-4.30pm; Wednesday 10am-12pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm; Friday 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. Phone 044 752 1131
Haarlem: Monday 2.30pm-5pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm; Thursday and Friday 2pm-5pm. Phone 044 763 1023
Avontuur: Monday and Tuesday 10.30am-1pm; Wednesday and Thursday 12.30pm-3pm, Friday 12.30pm-2pm. Phone 074 994 5783
Touwsranten: Monday and Tuesday 9am-5pm, Friday 10am-5pm. Phone 044 803 9285