Please return library books


The Mangaung Metro Municipality has made a plea to library users to return all overdue books lent by one of its nine branches.
According to a statement, the Mangaung Metro Library and Information Services Division will soon migrate its online system from the conventional Integrated Library System to the Prolib Library System, which will be much quicker and user-friendly for library users.
The new system will give all library patrons immediate access to electronic e-resources through the Overdrive or LIBBY Application on all smart devices. With the current system, patrons had to wait until a lengthy process unfolded before they could gain access to the electronic library.
“In the process of migrating onto the new system, all books belonging to the nine branches of municipal libraries have to be recorded. Currently, a total of 14 999 items have been issued to library patrons of which 1 381 items are overdue for more than 12 months
“In order to ensure a smooth transition to the new system, the Library and Information Services Division urges all library users to return all overdue library material to their nearest branch library in order to ensure that library resources are recorded and benefit of the entire community,” reads the statement.
Library users who return late and overdue books will not be blacklisted or blocked on the new Prolib Library System. However, outstanding books should be returned by Friday, 20 July 2018 during working hours (10:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday).