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The Mohammed bin Rashid Library consists of nine specialized libraries: the Public Library, the Library of the Emirates, the Youth Library, the Library of Children, the Library of Special Collections, the Library of Maps and Atlases, the Library of Arts and Media, the Library and Periodicals Library and the Library . In addition to paper books, the library offers access to a wide range of e-books and other digital media, as well as access to millions of books, information resources and content from around the world.
The Public Library is one of the largest departments in the Mohammed bin Rashid Library; It includes more than 29,000 titles and is available to different segments of society, especially school and university students, as well as reading and reading enthusiasts, through books and publications available on paper and digital that address a variety of topics and diverse to suit different interests; Such as languages, history, geography, philosophy, health, sports, self-development and literature, including novels and short stories, available in both Arabic and English. The public library includes a seating area to browse books, within a comfortable and stimulating reading environment.
The Library of the Emirates sheds light on many aspects of the rich culture of the Emirates and the components of its identity, starting with the ancient civilizations that inhabited the region and practiced their commercial activities in the Arabian Peninsula, to the United Arab Emirates throwing the first steps in the process of development and creation of the nation, through today’s leaders, along with innovators, creators and historians, thinkers and writers, in addition to the contemporary renaissance witnessed in various fields of culture and art.
The Emirates Library contains more than 15,000 works, including a wide range of books, documents and periodicals on everything related to the history of the Emirates, successive civilizations in the region and archaeological discoveries, in addition to a separate section on Emirati literature that includes various books on novels, stories and poetry, in addition to paper, digital materials and audio. And a visual that addresses the components of the Emirati cultural and social identity, such as Emirati cuisine, local antiquities, music and handicrafts, in addition to agricultural wealth in the UAE.
The Children’s Library aims to support the reading, teaching and pedagogical needs of children aged 5 to 11 years. The library contains an inspiring collection of carefully selected publications, which includes more than 25,000 titles, including story books, reference books, encyclopedias, early learning books, and books for preschoolers and first graders.
In addition to a collection of 3D books, these are a fun and inspiring visual reading and visual experience for young children. The library also includes a collection of books and publications aimed at children with determination, such as talking books, Braille books for the visually impaired, and sensory books.
The library tends to offer its children visitors a wide space that combines learning and entertainment, in which they move between its corridors, interacting with the paper book and technology, browsing the digital versions that are created and presented in an attractive way. way.
Private Collection Library
The “Special Collection Library” includes a valuable collection of old and unpublished books and periodicals, collected and received from all over the world, dating back to the early twentieth century.
Due to the invaluable historical value of many of the items in the collection, in addition to exposing some of them to the effects of time, improper use and storage, they were stored in special conditions, providing the best and most modern exhibition and storage mechanisms and taking into account all suitable climatic conditions.
Rare materials may be made available to researchers or those who wish to see them under the supervision of library staff. The special collection includes old books and magazines published before 1950, including a group of Arabic periodicals dating back to the early twentieth century.
The library, for example, houses a collection of periodicals on Arabic film, including periodicals from the golden age of Egyptian cinema. The Special Collections Library also contains a range of works from the library’s other collections, such as old maps from the Library of Maps and Atlases, as well as some holographic books from the Children’s Library.
library of periodicals
The “Library of Magazines” offers academics, scholars, students, businessmen and the public access to a wide range of journals, newspapers, periodicals and periodicals specializing in politics, thought, economics, science, technology and literature, in paper and digital formats. within a cozy environment, during which the visitor can browse magazines and periodicals, old or current from different countries of the region and the world, in Arabic, English or any other language. The contents of the periodical library are categorized in such a way that the visitor can easily access the source or information he needs.
This library includes one of the largest collections of reading in the region for young people and boys, through nearly 11,000 titles, covering useful, exciting and interesting, including fantasy books, novels and science fiction, as well as biography, art, culture, science and sports books, and an impressive collection of “Comics” graphic novels, in Arabic and English, and other topics that appeal to young people.
The Youth Library receives special attention from its supervisors, as Arab societies are considered “new societies”, as about 60 percent of the population in the Arab world is under the age of 25 and more than 28 percent of the population. of the Middle East falls into the category Age is between 15 and 29 years old, which makes this region one of the youngest in the world.The average age of young people in the Arab world is 22 years old, compared to the global average of 28 years.
This section of the “Mohammed bin Rashid Library” aims to help young people and boys, especially teenagers, to make the most of their time between the corridors and library spaces, while also offering a full range of digital services. they can enter anytime and from anywhere.In a long-term goal, it seeks to establish a close relationship between them and the library so that it becomes an integral part of their lives and in a way that enhances the culture of reading . as an authentic daily habit for them.
Library of Arts and Media
The Arts and Media Library includes more than 15,000 print and digital works, including numerous media in art, architecture, design, fashion, music, performing arts, and written words.
The library consists of various sections that can be used for reading and work, a gymnasium, TV screens and space for audio-visual collections, in addition to allocating a space for virtual reality applications.
The library also offers spaces for meetings, lectures, event organization, art shows and interactive activities, in addition to reading and writing groups, author and autograph events, film screenings, creative and musical performances and competitions.
Library of Maps and Atlases
The Maps and Atlas Library is one of the most important sections and libraries within the Mohammed bin Rashid Library, and is one of the most comprehensive and rich libraries in the region. In different languages, it constitutes a knowledge destination for researchers. historians, academics, travelers, and investigative scholars.
The Business Library aims to provide knowledge and resources for entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers and students in the field of business administration. The library contains about 25,000 titles on business administration, in addition to e-books, articles, studies and other resources. Business professionals, early career professionals and students can benefit from the content provided by this library, enabling them to gain a broad understanding of the business sector and its various fields. In addition to books, the Business Library offers selected electronic resources such as business databases.
It also provides access to company information, directories and reports. The library also provides a space for organizing dialogue sessions and occasional discussion meetings between entrepreneurs, to investigate the reality of the business sector in the region and to explore new and different investment horizons.
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