The Leisure Isle Library, situated in Cearn Hall in Hall Road, is a branch of the Knysna Library, although membership of both libraries is separate.

The books are provided by the Provincial library service, while the Municipality is responsible for staff and buildings. Fresh stocks of books are supplied regularly. As well as fiction and non-fiction, the library has children's books, videos and DVDs, large-print books and certain magazines.

The library now has a separate and enlarged children's section — with cosy Flokati rugs for lolling on as they read and select books — as well as a new computer hub.

There are four PCs, with excellent ADSL, and islanders and their visitors are welcome to use this facility. The first half hour of internet use is free, thereafter it's R10 per half hour.

Use of the library is free for rate payers, while visitors should ideally use a member's card but they can also enroll as a temporary member by paying a deposit.

Opening hours: Tues-Fri: 09h00 – 17h00; Sat: 09h00 – 12h30

Library teas are held at the library on the first Saturday of each month by the Friends of Knysna Library to raise funds for library materials and facilities.

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