Mazatlán Membership Library
(Formerly known as the Mazatlan Reading Library)
Mazatlan Membership Library is a not for profit English and Spanish library. It
has thousands of books in English and over 300 books in Spanish available to
members. There are also hundreds of surplus books for sale to the public and
even a box of free books.
The Library is located in El Centro at Sixto Osuna
115 E, just off Olas Altas. It is across the street from the Art Museum
and just two doors from the Archeological Museum.
The hours of operation change seasonally. Summer
hours are from April 1 through October 31, 10 am to 2 pm Monday through
Friday. Winter hours are from November 1 through March 31, 9 am to 5 pm
Monday through Friday and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday.
The library is financially supported by membership
fees, surplus book sales and donations. The library’s staff and
management are all volunteers.
Although the majority of the books in the library are fiction, there are many
other categories, including travel, history, biographies, drama, art, sciences,
poetry, home health and cook books. There is a children’s section and a good
selection of books on tape and movies. The “Mexico Room” has a large bookcase of
books in Spanish and another bookcase of books about Mexico in English.
The library relies on donations of books. Many of the books in the
library were donated by Joe Ketchum who began the library in 2002, some
came from the Tucson Public Library but the majority of the books have
come from individuals. Donations may be made directly to the library.
The library is staffed by volunteers; most of them work a four hour
shift each week. New volunteers are always welcome; no previous
experience is necessary, just a current membership and a love of books.
There are currently three types of memberships available.
Full Membership, for $300 pesos per year, allowing the member to check out 5
books at a time for two weeks. Limited Membership, for $150 pesos per year,
allowing the member to check out only 1 book at a time for two weeks. And
Student Membership, for $200 pesos per year with a current student ID card
allowing the member full membership privileges.
Mazatlan Membership Library
Telephone: 982-3036 (from US or Canada: 011-52-669-982-3036)
Mail: Mazatlan Membership Library
Sixto Osuna 115 E., Centro
82000 Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Web site: www.mazinfo.com/library
For this same web page in Spanish: www.mazinfo.com/biblioteca
For more information about Mazatlan for visitors
and residents, please visit the sponsor of our page: www.mazinfo.com