Public encouraged to use libraries

The City of Cape Town’s libraries are available to everyone who is preparing for their final exams.

Matric exams are already under way while other grades will be following suit soon.

The City’s libraries offer pupils and students a safe space to study, conduct research and learn.

Mayoral committee member for safety and security; and social services, JP Smith, said; “Libraries provide free access to educational materials and resources to many who would otherwise be unable to afford them. These facilities offer pupils a place to continue and complete the learning process and, for many of our young people, it’s the only quiet or safe space to study.”

Mr Smith said libraries are there to serve everyone.

“The City’s libraries are there to serve everyone and complement the work done at schools and tertiary institutions. For many pupils, the situation in their home or neighbourhood is not conducive to study, in addition to challenges like gaining access to online study material.”

Five of the City’s libraries are closed for proactive maintenance. Four will reopen in December with the last one reopening in January.

The affected libraries are Fish Hoek, Kraaifontein, PD Paulse in Kuils River, Scottsdene and Goodwood.