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 2018
Lucinda Riley - The Pearl Sister
Jacques Pauw - The President's Keepers
Julia Quinn - The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
Joan Collins - The St Tropez Lonely Hearts Club
John Burdett - The Bangkok Asset
Heather Morris - The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Sara Moliner - The Whispering City
A J Finn - The Woman in the Window
Lesley Pearse - The Woman in the Wood
Salman Rushdie - Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights
Joanna Trollope - A Passionate Man
Victoria Thompson - Murder on Bank Street
Mary Benson - A Far Cry
Elizabeth Jane Howard - The Light Years
Linda Fairstein - The Dead House
Elizabeth Falconer - Wings of the Morning
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