Sunday 1 February 2015

The Best And Amazing Public Library In Abu Dhabi

The price of books in UAE is not cheap. It must be pain for you to buy books if you love reading. And in this case you must need library to conduct your hobbit of reading without spending too much money. Or may be you need to do some work with your own books or laptop in quite place. Or just to study and doing your homework. Whatever it is, you need a place called library.

In Abu Dhabi, there are several good library for you to go with free access and even free WiFi. Take a look at this below:

1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Library

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Library

Yes, here everything is about Islam. The collections are about basic or major knowledge resources and references related to Islamic history, architecture, art, sciences and even diverse documents regarding how Islamic civilization is perceived by others.

Their collections currently about 7000 books. Excluding over 100 rare book titles of historical value, predominately on the history and antiquities of Islamic Architecture in the Middle East, the Indian Peninsula, Spain and Persia.

They have free computer with internet connection to use for public. Or you can bring your own laptop. There is Wi-Fi here. Very comfortable place and quite to study or just reading.

How To Borrow The Books
You need to register yourself there using your Emirates ID. It's Free. You will get ID Card from them.

You, as a public user can borrow maximum 3 books for 15 days and renewable once for another 15 days. You can bring back the books to Circulation Desk for renewal or by giving them a call to 02-4191919 during working hours and provide your ID Card number.
If you lost the books, you will be charge for that. The cost will be decide by Circulation Staff.

The library is located inside the northern minaret of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the third floor. Parking place is very huge too.

Working Hours:
From Sunday to Thursday : 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Friday and Saturday Closed

And during Ramadan usually they will close at 2.00 PM.

Contact Information
E-mail: Submit a Quick Question, and a Librarian will answer you by e-mail-

Phone: Call at a Reference Desk during the library hours at 02 - 4191919 or send a fax at 02 - 4416446

In-Person: Visit the Reference Desk during the library hours.

2. Al Bahia Library

Al Bahia Library

A place to find books for children and young adults. Located in Abu Dhabi city, Al Bahia Library is set in the picturesque surroundings of Emirates Park in Al Bahia. Home to 30,000 books, the library offers an ideal environment for browsing and reading books, especially for children and young people. 

The Main Hall has the largest collection of books, reading spaces and computers. It contains an offering of Arabic and English periodicals.

The Children’s Library is a major attraction. In addition to a large collection of books for children and young adults, the library offers schools visits, reading promotion activities and programs for children and adults. It has free Wi-Fi.

2nd St, Al-Bahia Park,
Al Shahama - Abu Dhabi

Near to Deerfield Mall

Opening Hours
Daily 9AM - 8PM

Contact information
02 657 6074

3. Mazyad Mall Library

Mazyad Mall Library

Opened in 2012, the library has more than 30,000 titles, including 2,000 books for children. In addition, the library offers free Wi-Fi, computers with internet, book lending services, organized school visits, programs for children and adults, and outreach activities for community groups and organizations. The library has a “self check-out” feature that lets users check out books by using a computer, rather than checking out with a librarian.

its free registration you just need emirates ID to register yourself if not you can just go to access library as guest visitor.

79th St, Mohammed bin Zayed City, Mazyad Mall - Abu Dhabi 

Daily 8AM - 8PM 


4. Khalifa Park Library

Khalifa Park Library

Located in a beautiful park setting, Khalifa Park Library in Abu Dhabi offers a vast collection of general and specialized books, including a sizable Children’s Library and a significant collection of rare books and theses for masters and doctoral studies. The library is one of the largest in Abu Dhabi, both in terms of the number of books in its collection and the abundant space it offers.

The Children’s Library, located in its own annex, has 10,000 books, a Reading Hall and a Computer Corner. The library hosts book signings, art displays, storytelling sessions for children, and events marking National Day and the start of the school year. It has A section for French books in the Children’s Library has more than 400 books and dictionaries.

The children library located on one side of the water fountain and adults on the other. Have to request to join online from what I remember but they are very helpful and am sure will advise.  

The Thesis Hall in the main library has a collection of 2,000 dissertations on topics related to countries in the region. They have been gifted by universities and international research centers. The Rare Books Hall includes 1,900 titles in Arabic and other languages, primarily rare and valuable books. The Emirates and Gulf Books Collection contains more than 21,000 books on numerous topics related to the United Arab Emirates and other Arabian Gulf countries. The library’s public section has 30,000 books, with a separate area for periodicals. The Reading Hall has a collection of science and reference books.

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St,
Khalifa Park - Abu Dhabi

Inside Khalifa Park Abu Dhabi

Opening Hours

Daily 8AM - 8PM

Contact information
02 657 6024

5. Al Marfa Library

Al Marfa Library

This is A special library For Children and Scholars. A special library that engages children as much as it does academics and researchers. The Al Marfa Library collection covers a wide range of subjects – beginning with children’s books and extending to specialized books for researchers and academics, including a special collection on the oil and gas industry. More than 20,000 books are arranged across three reading halls and a children’s library.

The children’s library offers a wide range of books, especially for children 5 to 12 years old, and an Activity Room for storytelling, puppet shows and movies.

One of the library’s highlights is a section for research-oriented books on religion, politics and other specialized subjects. Another section is dedicated to the recently published books, about 2,000 in all.
The Study Room offers a quiet space with a number of Arabic and English periodicals and popular magazines. The Computer Corner provides access to computers with internet connectivity. The library assists visitors in using library indexes and subject-specific reference material

Ghweifat International Highway, New Al Marfa,
Al Mirfa - Abu Dhabi

Opening Hours
Daily 8AM - 8PM

Contact information
02 657 6014


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