EISA has a growing library totalling some 11 000 items relating to elections and democratisation. Most of this material covers southern Africa, but for comparative purposes, material on other countries is included. The holdings include books, pamphlets, government publications, periodicals, press cuttings, grey literature and conference proceedings.
The library also houses a collection of publications, books, training manuals and multimedia products on conflict management and democracy education. A resource catalogue, Democracy and Human Rights Education is now available.
EISA's library is open to the public - send us an email or browse our bibliographical database (login:guest and password:guest)
From EISA's database, it has published a bibliography in hard copy entitled, South Africa's Second Democratic Election, 1999: A Select and Annotated Bibliography compiled by Beth Strachan, 2001, 239p. Orders.
A second bibliogrpahy on the first (1994) election is also now availble in PDF. Read more about the EISA Bibliographic Series here.
EISA wins ASAIB award
In December, 2005 EISA Librarian Beth Strachan was presented with an Award for An Exceptional Contribution to Bibliography in South Africa issued by the Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers (ASAIB). It is the first time that such an award has been made.