Library services regret to inform its NMBM community that its e-newspaper and
e-magazine service is suspended with immediate effect until further notice due to
technical and administrative challenges. The Library service is doing its
best to restore normal services. We are hoping to have resolved our challenges
within a month.
our users may still access the e-book and audiobook service (Overdrive) by
going through the municipal website or via downloading the Libby app.
for e-books and audiobooks send an email email@example.com
sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Director – NMBM Libraries
Published: 09 Jan 2021, Resolved: 11 Jan 2021RESOLVED
libraries after the Christmas Closure
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Library Service will re-open
on the 11 Jan and continue receiving of library materials. Libraries will
receive library materials from 09h00 until 15h30 on Monday to Thursday and
09h00 – 13h30 on Fridays
Walmer Library will
receive library materials on alternate days every week, i.e. Monday, Wednesday
and Friday. Monday and Wednesday both
libraries will open for receipt of library materials from 09h00 until 15h30;
and 09h00 – 13h30 on Fridays.
North End and Algoa
Park Library will receive library materials daily from 8h30 – 12h30
Library materials will be accepted at the entrance of each
library for quarantining. Library
patrons will not be allowed inside the library.
Patrons will be offered a “call and collect” service for library
materials they wish to borrow.
All public are advised that masks must be worn at all times
and they will be required to have their temperatures taken and complete a
contact tracing register.
All libraries will be open for this service with the
exception of Allanridge, Chatty, Kwamagxaki, and Motherwell Libraries due to
All patrons are encouraged to use the NMBM online platform,
Libby, or through the Overdrive website @ http://nmbm.lib.overdrive.com
to borrow library materials
Published: 28 Dec 2020, Resolved: 09 Jan 2021RESOLVED
you be interested in registering for Library membership in order to access the
Online Library (Overdrive) please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrations will continue throughout the Christmas closure
Published: 11 Dec 2020, Resolved: 13 Dec 2020RESOLVED
Eskom will implement Stage 2 loadshedding on Saturday, 12/12/2020 from 06H00 to 23H00.
Stage 2 schedule for tomorrow:
* 06H00-08h30: Groups 4, 9 * 08H00-10H30: Groups 5, 10 * 10H30-12H30: Groups 6, 11 * 12H00-14H30: Groups 7, 12 * 14H00-16H30: Groups 8, 13 * 16H00-18H30: Groups 9, 14 * 18H00-20H30: Groups 10, 15 * 20H00-22H30: Groups 11, 16 * 22H00-23H30: Groups 12, 17
Please note that when a goup / area has been switched off for loadshedding, customers are reminded to switch off their major appliances, i.e. stoves, geysers, pool pumps, heaters, air conditioners, etc. When the electricity is restored after a loadshedding slot, these high-consumption appliances normally draw a lot of current, causing a high demand on the electricity network.This causes the electricity circuit breakers in the substations to trip and is the reason why the electricity goes on, but then off again after a few minutes when NMBM switches the electricity back on. This results in damage to the already aged electricity infrastructure and causes prolonged power outages.Customers are advised to switch on their appliances one by one, allowing a few minutes' interval between each. We therefore urge consumers to continue assisting us in managing consumption in order to reduce the impact of loadshedding.