Library fine free week

An employee at one of the City libraries.

To celebrate South African Library Week, patrons will be able to return all overdue library items without getting a fine from Monday March 16 to Friday March 20.

The top 10 City libraries with the most outstanding items are: Central Library, Bellville Library, Mobile Library, Claremont Library, Town Centre Library, Weltevreden Library, Rylands Library, Somerset West Library, Gugulethu Library and Durbanville.

Mayoral committee member for community services and health, Dr Zahid Badroodien, said: “A lot of learners want to go to their library to read and gain knowledge or accessing information for a school project.  By returning your library item whether it is a book, DVD or magazine, you ensure that other patrons will also have the opportunity to make use of the service.”

Residents, who have books that are overdue, are advised to returned them during South African Library Week.