The City of Cape Town has advised citizens who have not returned borrowed library material to do so without being fined.
The City said there are currently 20 131 items that are overdue from the City’s 102 service points, including three satellite libraries.
In celebration of National Book week from 6 to 12 September patrons have been given the opportunity to return any outstanding items, without the concern of having to pay fines.
“The pandemic and different lockdown levels have meant our libraries were not always open and patrons could not access the facilities freely. I want to encourage patrons to return any items they may have that are overdue. The value of the outstanding material is a whopping R1 848 739. These are items which can bring information and relaxation to many others, so I urge patrons to visit their nearest library during this week,” said Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.