“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 (formerly West) and Samora Machel (formerly Aliwal) 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.
• Rural Community Libraries
• Digital Doorways
• Departmental Library Services
An online library catalogue
is available to the public. The e-Resources page
provides links to reference material of general interest. Other online services include free access to scholarly journals and research material through the knowledge portal of the online catalogue.
For full-text journal articles follow the On-line Reference Services or the SA ePulications links on the Knowledge Portal of the online library catalogue
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.