The Public Libraries of the City of Johannesburg reopened on Monday, 08 March 2021.
All libraries are open between the hours of 09:00–16:00 from Monday to Friday for the following purposes only:
- To borrow and return library books;
- To study;
- For reference services through telephone enquiries;
- To access Wi-Fi within library parameters following strict physical distance protocols.
Use of in-house library books, library computers and photocopy services are not permitted.
Full library services will be reinstated only when the identified challenges associated with COVID-19 risks are resolved and the risk of infection is reduced.
The following libraries will not open due to repairs and maintenance challenges and ventilation problems in study areas:
- Rabie Ridge Library
- Yeoville Library
- Brixton Library
- Parkhurst Library
- Rosettenville Library
- Parkview Library
- Rosebank Library
Should there be any challenges associated with COVID-19, or the water supply problems in the City affect areas in which libraries are situated, those libraries will be closed on short notice.