The Mbabane Library Association is a private organisation, staffed entirely by voluntary workers. The library has been providing books for recreational reading since 1927. It is not a reference library.
Membership is open to the public, with an annual subscription of E300.00 being payable half yearly or yearly. Application forms are available at the library. A deposit of E100.00 is required, to be refunded when the member leaves the Association.
This is a non-profit organisation, subscriptions go towards the purchase of new books for the library.
New Books - October 2019
Kate Atkinson - Transcription
Mark Billingham - The Killing Habit
Jennifer Egan - Manhattan Beach
Tony Park - Captive
Lisa Ko - The Leavers
Angela Marsons - Play Dead
David Sedaris - Theft by Finding
Iain M Banks - The Hydrogen Sonata
Elizabeth Gilbert - The Signature of All Things
Nicole Krauss - Forest Dark
Nora Roberts - Dance of the Gods
Sue Grafton - X
James Patterson - Private Berlin
Daniel Silva - The Black Widow
Subscribers are entitled to take out four books on each subscription, which may be kept for fourteen days. A subscriber returning a book within this period shall be at liberty to retain it for another period of fourteen days provided that it is not a new book, and the book is brought to the library for re-stamping. Up to four extra books may be taken out on payment of E1.00 per book.
There is a Children's section, no deposit is charged for children of members, and a deposit of E50.00 is payable for children of non-members. The subscription for children is E30.00 per year, payable half yearly or yearly.
In January 2008, a Book Exchange section was set up.
The library is situated on Gwamile Street, next to the Swazi Bank building.
Wednesdays from 10.00 am to 11.30 am
Saturdays from 10.00 am to 11.30 am
Full list of new books