Al Ain (WAM)
Zayed Central Library in the Al Ain region of the library of the Department of Culture and Tourism celebrates the 45th anniversary of its establishment as the first modern university library, its shelves are filled with treasures of knowledge and science to witness the progress of libraries in the country, where it became a destination and a beacon of knowledge, drawing from its stores of knowledge writers, academics and students. And reading lovers. Zayed Central Library is considered the first dream of the founder of the state, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God rest his soul.” And a forum for writers in the city of Al Ain in particular and the UAE in general. In 2015, the library was transformed into a public library under the management and supervision of the House of Books at the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, to become the largest public library in the city of Al Ain.
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Sheikha Al Muhairi, Director of the Library Department at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said in a statement to the Emirates News Agency “WAM”: “Today we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Zayed Central Library, which now serves as a public library and community centre, and contains 124,000 volumes covering all sciences, in addition to many books dealing with the history of the UAE, as well as all publications of the Department of Culture and Tourism.
Al Muhairi explained that the public can get any library collection within the network of libraries in Dar al-Kutub, which is affiliated with the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, and access at least 350,000 titles, as well as within the limit of one million volumes in the libraries of Dar al-Kutub, by ordering the book from the libraries, the other and received it in the Zayed Central Library. She pointed out that, in addition to these services, the library provides quiet study rooms and rooms (individuals/groups) with rooms for activities and events, in addition to reference services for researchers when they want to order or inquire about books on specific topics. to help them access references that help them in their research. Al Muhairi pointed out that the library also includes a theater and children’s department and hosts many events and programs. It also acts as a community center through its partnership with all public and private institutions and companies in the country and provides digital services through a platform that encompasses all types of knowledge.