“Entice, Excite, Educate and Embrace”

eThekwini offers a free public library services at 90 circulating branch libraries across the metropolitan area. Anyone may use the libraries, but only members may loan material. Items on loan must be returned to the same library from which they were borrowed.  Details of branch libraries can be found under Contacts.

At  Liberty Towers Building on the corner of  Dr Pixley Kaseme and Samora Machel Streets there is a Central Reference Library, which includes  a significant Africana collection.  This is not a lending library but users may consult any of the items in the large collection of reference works.  
Further services include:
• Housebound Service
• Ulwazi Indigenous Knowledge Programme.
• Cyberzones
• Rural Community Libraries
• Digital Doorways
• Departmental Library Services


An  online library catalogue is  available to the public, also offering full-text journal articles follow the On-line Reference Services or the SA ePulications links.
Everyone is welcome to use the resources of the eThekwini Municipal Library. If you live or work in the eThekwini Area membership is free of charge and valid for two years.  
 For more details on different types of membership please consult the Policies and Tariffs Section.