Libraries

The Hessequa Municipality manages 6 libraries in the greater Hessequa municipal area.

If you are a resident in the municipal area, membership of the library is free! Visitors and residents from neighbouring towns may join for a nominal fee. Your library card can be used at any of the libraries in the municipal area, but it is preferable that you return your books at the library from which you have borrowed it.

A list and contact details for each library is available at the bottom of this page.

How do I join the Library?

Ask a librarian for a membership application form and fill it in. If you are an adult (older than 17) residing in the greater Hessequa area, bring along with your application: a) a valid South African Identity Document.

If everything is in order, you will be able to take out books immediately and a library card will be issued. Membership is free for residents. However, if you should lose your card, it will cost R10 to replace.

If you are applying for a child younger than 17 years:

a) fill in an application form for the child and sign it on his/her behalf,
b) submit your identity document number, and
c) the child’s identity document number.

If everything is in order, the child will be able to take out books immediately and a library card issued in his/her name.

Membership is free for children and grandchildren of residents. However, if they should lose their cards, it will cost R10 to replace.

Does the Library have anything other than books?

Yes, the libraries have magazines, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, some Audio Books and even videos in some cases. Ask you librarian if you are not sure where to find them.

How long may I borrow books?

A member may borrow books for two weeks at a time. If you want to read a book for longer, you must ask for an extension. You can phone the relevant library with your card and book details, or go the library to extend your loan period.

What happens if my books are late?

If you did not ask for an extension on your book borrowing time, you will have to pay a fine per book.

Hessequa Libraries

Riversdal Biblioteek Riversdal 028 713 8014
Stilbaai Biblioteek Stilbaai 028 713 7839
Albertinia Biblioteek Albertinia 028 713 7925
Protea Biblioteek Theronsville 028 713 7926
Duivenhoks Biblioteek Heidelberg 028 713 7932
Heidelberg Biblioteek Heidelberg 028 713 7879