Library Membership – Joining and Renewing

Library Membership – Joining and Renewing

If you are a member of an Overstrand Library, you need to re-register your library membership.

This will become an annual arrangement in order for all public libraries in the Western Cape to clean up and update their membership databases.

Overstrand users who fail to comply with this request by the end of August 2024 will be classified as “inactive” and automatically removed from the database.

E-books and/or audiobooks can also be borrowed from your public library right from your phone or computer.

All you need is a library card and an app named Libby to access your digital library wherever you are in the world.

Normal application procedures apply to all members whether you physically collect from the library, or use the app.

Membership must be active to use Libby. If expired, Libby will automatically be suspended.

Membership is free.

The following documentation is required when renewing membership:

  • Completed application form
  • ID or birth certificate or passport
  • In the case of under-age children, ID of parent or guardian
  • Proof of residence:

* In the case of home owners, current municipal account reflecting your home address

* In the case of tenants, either a valid contract or an affidavit from the home owner reflecting the latter’s address as per his/her municipal account that is not older than three months

  • Current physical library card (a replacement fee may be charged in the case of a lost card)
  • The address and telephone number of two contactable references (e.g. neighbours, colleagues, family members)

The new library membership application form can also be downloaded via the municipality’s website:                                                                                                      

Previous Funding available for SMME’s

Mon – Fri: 07:45 – 13:00 & 13:45 – 16:30
Cashiers: 08:00 -13:00 & 13:45 – 15:00

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