The public library in Retreat has been forced to shut its doors following a burglary over the weekend.
The City of Cape Town says the library will be closed until further notice, after burglars broke into the facility over the weekend, stole equipment and vandalised several areas in the library.
Equipment stolen include four new mini SmartCape computers which had been locked in a cage, an additional four computers and a monitor, as well as a SmartCape monitor and printer.
The computer equipment is said to be valued at more than R62 000.
The closure impacts many matric pupils who use the facility to prepare for exams.