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Libraries: More than Books. Find out further information on

  • materials you can access
    and borrow
  • library programmes
  • services we provide to our communities

City of Cape Town

Western Cape
Provincial Library

Various services and programmes are held at different libraries.

Western Cape
Provincial OPAC

E-books powered by Overdrive


Registered library members with valid cards may access and download
library eBooks and audio books via the
Overdrive website (https://westerncape.overdrive.com/)
the Libby App on a smart devices / tablet. 

You can download the Libby app for iOS or Android devices here

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 Accessing Overdrive

  • Select sign in (website) / Add library card (Libby app)
  • Overdrive website: select City of Cape Town
  • Libby app: enter your branch name to search for your library
  • Username: Enter your City of Cape Town 14-digit library 
  • card barcode number (no spaces)
  • PIN: Last 6 digits of your City of Cape Town library
  •  card number (no spaces)

 Borrowing Privileges

  • 2 items for 14 days
  • 1 Renewal
  • 3 Holds / Reservations

Please contact your local library when experiencing any login problems.

Note:  Expired / Invalid cards must first be renewed and updated at your library to gain access to the Overdrive site. Updates to card details takes 5 working days to reflect. Access to Overdrive / Libby app will only be available after this period.

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Renew your Library materials online to prevent unecessary fines accruing

Login to your account


Various services and programmes are held
at different libraries.
Find your library and view their services on offer

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