UPDATE: LIBRARIES UNABLE TO ISSUE BOOKS AND CARDS DUE TO AN ONGOING FAULTY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Please note that the Information Management System used by non-metro libraries, SLIMS, is still down since Friday last week. All libraries in the George Municipal area are having problems with the issue and return of books. The issue of cards, bus tours, interlibrary loans, as well as the purchasing and distribution of new books are all services that are affected.
This is a provincial-wide problem that affects all libraries in the Western Cape, except the City of Cape Town.
All libraries in George, however, remain open to the public as access to information is a basic human right. All internet and WI-FI facilities and in-house use of libraries remain open and available to the public.
SLIMS is administered by SITA and confirmation that SITA is still working on resolving the problem was received from Provincial Library Service this morning.
This is beyond the control of the George Municipality, and we request the public to be patient until the matter is resolved.
Issued by George Municipality
22 November 2022