Main Public Library

Main Public Library, Port Elizabeth: Hours, Address, Main Public Library Reviews: 4/5

Main Public Library
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

4.0
29 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Terrible
3

The Crystal Tea Cup
Muizenberg, South Africa517 contributions
It is ridiculous that I cannot review Cape Town libraries? Why!!!
Feb 2020 • Solo
I enjoyed reading a bit of this story in this BOOK. And, I really enjoyed spending time in a PUBLIC library.

CRYSTAL
Written February 7, 2020
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JetSetwins
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa21 contributions
No NoNo
May 2019
Huh. I don’t think so. The Public Library in Port Elizabeth is definitely NOT in Newton Street, and besides which, it is CLOSED.
Written July 3, 2019
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farralvalo
Port Elizabeth, South Africa12 contributions
CLOSED
Sep 2018 • Family
Been closed for ears now. Municipality needs to do something about our cultural buildings. I was such a nice place to go relax. Staff friendly and just old world charm
Written November 12, 2018
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bernicew490
Port Elizabeth, South Africa12 contributions
The Library is closed
Oct 2017 • Family
The Library has been closed for several years now, and suggest Trip Advisor cast an eye over this hugely delayed project to restore and repair first the leaking roof, and then the rest. Bureaucratic blunders have slowed down the progress. Enough said.
Written September 6, 2018
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1,071 contributions
Magnificent old building
Oct 2017 • Friends
A pity the library is currently closed for renovation, but the exterior still has numerous intricate artworks and plaques.
Written December 15, 2017
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miznkontsa
Port Elizabeth, South Africa4 contributions
Dissapointing
Apr 2016 • Family
I wanted to do some research thinking that the library is still operating only to find big locks on the doors
Written October 19, 2016
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2,537 contributions
Closed for the forseeable future!
Jun 2016 • Solo
This imposing building, situated in Market Square and designed in the Victorian Gothic style, has been closed for some time, in order that vital maintenance work be done. Therefore it is not at all possible to gain entry into the building, either as a tourist or a library card holder.
The librarian in charge of the Africana section is the only one permitted access to the reference section for an hour each weekday morning; no other person is permitted access.
The "advice" given by the previous reviewer to would-be book borrowers, is in fact, incorrect, as well.
I, for one, took the previous review at face value and thought that the Main Library had reopened to the general public, but a few phone calls confirmed that the library has remained closed - apparently the tenders for repairs have not yet been finalised.
So unfortunately, all one can do is admire this beautiful old building's street facade and admire the newly cleaned up statue of Queen Vic!
Written June 10, 2016
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tamjan
Port Elizabeth, South Africa3,199 contributions
Gorgeous bit of History
May 2016 • Friends
Step back in time and marvel at a hidden gem in PE . A wonderful old building gracing the Main Street in town . There is a really lovely reference section where one can peruse the old newspapers and absorb history . If you are a PE Resident , then take advantage and book out a good book . Unfortunately closed over the weekend . Admittance is free
Written June 8, 2016
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Rvwr2012
Billericay, UK943 contributions
Great facade. Quinn Vic back in show.
Feb 2016 • Friends
The library was closed so we only saw the outside but the front elevation is well worth a look. In front of the facade is a large statue of Quern Victoria which we were hold had been defaced by "activists", but is now happily completely restored and back to its best.
Written February 4, 2016
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Shube1
Johannesburg, South Africa131 contributions
Great Heritage period building
Sep 2015 • Couples
Very good architecture and period building if you appreciate this type of thing it is well worth seeing this and the various old buildings of heritage in Port Elizabeth. Unfortunately the Queen statue was being defaced which is sad since its also heritage. The library was also closed due to renovations and they were not sure when it will reopen. The building itself is a marvel.
Written September 27, 2015
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