Opening of the largest library in the Middle East – Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

The largest library in the Middle East, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, will open on June 16, 2022
Al Jaddaf

Area – 54,000m²
Project cost – $272.3 million

The architecture of the building resembles an open book.

The library building was designed by:
  • 'asp' Architekten Stuttgart
  • Obermeyer Planen+Beraten Munich
  • Architecture Consulting Group
The eco-friendly 7-storey building receives 10% of its energy from solar panels, and water is recycled from air conditioners to irrigate green spaces.

The library fund includes:

More than 6 million research articles
Over 1 million print and digital books
35,000 print and digital newspapers from all over the world
Mohammed Bin Rashid Library also includes 9 specialized libraries, such as: Children's, Young Adults, Emirates Library, etc.

Peculiarities:
  • Automated storage
  • Electronic book retrieval system
  • Self-service kiosks
  • Robots to respond to visitors' inquiries
Source: Media Office Government of Dubai