Libraries

The Knysna Municipality manages 11 libraries in the greater Knysna municipal area.
If you are a resident in the municipal area, membership of the libraby 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?Library four kids (2)

Ask a librarian for a membership application form and fill it in. If you are an adult (older than 17) residing in the greater Knysna area, bring along with your application: a) a valid South African Identity Document or …
b) proof of your home address, such as a municipal utility bill.
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.

If you are a non-Masifundi Library Newsman Website_1resident wanting to apply for an annual card, the process is the same as above. Annual subscription costs R220.

If you are a visitor, you may apply for a temporary card. A deposit of R85 is refundable when all library material is returned. Visitors may borrow a maximum of two books at a time.

How many books may I borrow at a time?

Adults may borrow up to six books. Non-school going children may borrow up to two books. School pupils may borrow four books at a time.

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?Masifundi Library Computers_1

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.

Knysna Libraries

Library Address Phone Opening Hours
Knysna Main Street, Knysna +27 (0)44 302 6390
+27 (0)44 302 6544
+27 (0)44 302 6308
Mon-Fri
Wed
Sat
9am-5.30pm
10am-5.30pm
9am-1pm
Leisure Island   +27 (0)44 302 6311 Mon, Wed, Fri
Tues
12pm-4pm
8am-4pm
Masifunde Concordia +27 (0)44 302 6498
+27 (0)44 302 6310
Mon-Fri
Wed
9am-5.30pm
10am-5.30pm
Rudolf Balie Klein Street, Concordia +27 (0)44 302 6498
+27 (0)44 302 6310
Mon-Fri
Wed
9am-5pm
10am-5.30pm
Khayalethu Chungwa Street, Khayalethu +27 (0)44 302 6395
+27 (0)44 302 6577
Mon-Fri
Wed
9am-5.30pm
10am-5.30pm
Hornlee Vigilance Drive, Hornlee +27 (0)44 302 6496
+27 (0)44 302 6368
Mon-Fri
Wed
Sat
 9am-5.30pm
10am-5.30pm
9am-1pm
Sedgefield Flamingo Road, Sedgefield +27 (0)44 302 6520
+27 (0)44 302 6519
Mon-Fri
Wed
Sat
9am-5.30pm
9am-5.30pm
9am-1pm
Smutsville Luthango Street, Smutsville +27 (0)44 302 6565 Mon-Fri
Wed
9am-5.30pm
10am-5.30pm
Fairview
Wheelie Wagon
PG Bison +27 (0)44 389 0257 Mon-Thurs
Sat
2pm-6pm
9am-1pm
Karatara   +27 (0)44 302 6410 Mon, Wed, Fri
Tues
12pm-4pm
8am-4pm
Rheeenendal   +27 (0)44 389 0257 Mon-Fri
Wed
9am-5.30pm
10am-5.30pm