Dubai's 'open book' library work in full swing

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Dubais open book library work in full swing

Dubai - Dubai Municipality director general inspects Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Project


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Published: Tue 18 Apr 2017, 7:48 PM

Last updated: Tue 18 Apr 2017, 10:05 PM

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Project is now 15 per cent complete, according to the Dubai Municipality.
On Tuesday, Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of the Dubai Municipality, inspected the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Project, where he was briefed on the progress of the work, which is proceeding according to the planned schedule.
He was accompanied by Dawoud Al Hajiri, assistant director-general for Engineering and Planning Sector; Marwan Abdullah, director of Public Projects Department; and project team of engineers.
Lootah was presented the details of the project, the method of implementation at the site, in addition to some technical issues. He also reviewed the samples of the main materials to be used in the project. He urged the project team of consultants, contractors and engineers to complete the project within the specified time and schedule according to the importance of the project and its vitality.
The library which will be shaped like as an open is located on the Dubai Creek in the Jaddaf area. The project consists of a main building with basement, ground floor and seven floors, in addition to a central warehouse for books.
The project also includes a Laboratory for preservation of books and collection and processing of materials, a Digital Conversion Lab, specialised libraries including Information Centre, Arabic Library, Public Library, Children's Library and Reading Corner. The Family Library focuses on books that cater to the proper education of family members and the strengthening of family ties.
Other attractions are International Library, Media Centre Library which has periodicals, audiovisual publications and Internet services, Youth Library, study rooms, meeting rooms, Private Library containing collectibles of Maktoum family, rare books and articles, Business Library, multiple open reading areas, permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, theatre, cinema and book lending corners.
It will enable visitors and tourists to keep abreast of the scientific development in the world as well as a forum for the mingling of cultures through cultural services, which will provide the library with documentary presentations and live lectures from all over the world.

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