Pinelands Library Staff


Enjoy free access to books, computers, magazines, E-resources and a wide variety of other resources and educational material.. In addition, City libraries function as cultural hubs and venues for community activities and events.

We are here to service the community and residents of Pinelands.

At the library you can borrow up to 20 items for 30 days, which can include five CDs or DVDs. You also have access to computers, newspapers and a variety of other resources like board games and educational activities.

Don't have a library card yet?

Reap the benefits of joining the library for free! Bring your ID or passport, proof of residence and contact details of two contactable references.


Call 021 814 1780

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Howard Centre, Howard Drive
Pinelands, 7405


Mon & Wed: 09:00 - 18:00
Tue & Thu: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 9:00 - 16:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:00

Closed Sundays
& Public Holidays


Your Key to Library Services

Library cards must be used to check out library material and register on the Smart Cape System.

All Cape Town residents are welcome to join the library.

They need to present an Identity Document, Passport, or Driver’s Licence and Proof of Residence (recent account) not older than three months.

Visitors can also join

They need to supply a current holiday address.

Children's Library Cards

Parents need to present birth certificates and sign for the cards.

How to apply

  • Get a Library Card Application Form from the library issuing desk
  • Complete the form.
  • Hand deliver the form to the librarian at the library issuing desk.

Membership Types

City of Cape Town residents and their children

  • There is no charge for the first library card
  • Replacement card costs R20.00
  • Reservation cards cost R7.00


  • This membership is for local schools/day care centres, crèches, aftercares and old age homes.
  • A maximum of 10 items can be issued on this card.
  • The card can only be used at Pinelands Library.


  • Expiry date: Usually not longer than 3 months
  • R60 per book (maximum of 3 books)
  • Waiting period for your brand new card is about 3 working days
  • Waiting period for a replacement card is about 5 minutes



A good selection of leisure and reference books.


A selection of current newspapers and magazines are available for reading in the library. Back issues of magazines can be borrowed.

Audiovisual Materials

A selection of music CDs, Videos and DVD’s, Audiobooks & Language Courses.

Reference Services

Pamphlet Collections, Study Collections & Community Information

Children’s Services

Books for recreation and study, story hours and holiday programs

Computers & Internet Access

Free use of computers and Internet access for library users through SmartCape.

Smart Cape


Want to know if a specific book is available in your library, or which library has it?

You can use OPAC. (the Online Public Access Catalogue) of the Library Information Service of the City of Cape Town to find out.


Note that you can only access OPAC for 10 minute sessions at a time.

Halls & Meeting Rooms For Hire

Intended Purpose

The library halls and activity rooms are not intended for social gatherings like birthday parties, political meetings or religious services. Their primary purpose is to provide a venue for cultural or community events. Availability of the venues is subject to the opening hours of the library. Sessions are divided into morning, afternoon and evening.

Venue Details

Library Hall • R150 per session • Capacity: 120
Committee Room • R90 per session • Capacity: 25
Kitchen • R80 per session

Pinelands Library Hall

Pinelands Library Hall

Pinelands Library Meeting Room

Pinelands Library Meeting Room


Children’s Storytime

(For children aged 3-8 years)
Every Friday afternoon from 14:30 to 15:15. Please gather in the Children's Library. Parents, grandparents and childminders welcome.

Pinees Pram Jam

Come along and join us every Friday from 10:00 to 10:30 at Pinelands Library
For Parents/caregivers and babies/toddlers from birth to 4 Years.
ACTIVITIES: A theme for each week with A song, nursery rhyme and craft aligned to the theme.

  • Helps develop language skills
  • Improves listening skills
  • Encourages creativity
  • Builds relationships

Friends of the Pinelands Library

Friends of the Pinelands Library

Your library needs you!
your advice, help and bright ideas.

The Friends of Pinelands Library is a group of booklovers, readers and library users that share and support the aims of Pinelands library. They make a contribution to the community and supplement the service offered by the library.

Our Friends assist us with:

  • bookbinding & repairs
  • shelving
  • book, magazine & audiovisual sales
  • book purchases

Contact us to find out how you can become involved.

New Books

Please visit us at the library to book some of these fascinating reads. New books can be reserved for R7 each. Titles change every 2 weeks. Look for the NEW BOOKS stand to see the latest selected titles.