Johannesburg’s new R56m library ready in November

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A new R56m state-of-the-art municipal library in Johannesburg will be completed this month, according to a report in the New Age. However, users will still have to wait a few more months as the new library will be open to the public in November.

The first phase of the renovations was funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which put R14m into the project.

Although this has caused inconvenience to library users, the opening of the new library might come as a relief to pupils who will be writing their matric exams in November.

According to newspapers reports, the renovated library on Beyers Naudé Square in Johannesburg will boast wi-fi, huge space and audio-visual equipment and will provide seating for at least 600 users. According to the city’s spokesperson, Gugu Mathibela, some of the outstanding touches so far include an installation of IT equipment and furnishings and the unpacking of the book stock.  Read the full story.