The Old Library



The Old Library is Dubai's leading English language lending Library with over 1800 family and individual members. It is a non-profit organisation which is run entirely by volunteers as a service to the Dubai community. The Library is located in the Dubai Community Theatre and Art Centre (DUCTAC) complex at the Mall of the Emirates on Sheikh Zayed Road in Al Barsha.

The Library has a collection of over 20,000 books with well stocked specialist sections for Children, Teenagers, Adult Fiction, General Reference, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance and the Middle East. New books are purchased every month for both the Children's and Adult sections of the Library. The Library also offers a toddler's reading session, and secondhand books for sale.




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SUMMER HOURS (1st July - 31st August)



Weekdays: 12 PM - 4 PM

Saturdays: 10 AM - 6 PM

Fridays and Public Holidays: Closed



Telephone - (+971 4) 341 4777 Ext 207



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The Library catalogue is now available online for viewing - please see below.




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Important Links

Library Online Catalogue
Facebook
Instagram
Member Blog
Newspaper Article


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CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE LIBRARY

Are you new to Dubai and looking for a rewarding way to spend your time and meet new people at the same time? The Library has a team of over forty dedicated volunteers who work together to run the Library. Experience is not required as introductory training is provided. If you would like to join our multi-cultural band of volunteers ask for a volunteer application form at the Circulation Desk.

Teenage volunteers are also encouraged to apply. However, places for teenagers are limited so preference is given to students doing community service for the Duke of Edinburgh Award or the International Baccalaureate. Ask at the circulation desk for a student volunteer form.

All volunteers must be members of the Library.



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STORY TIME AT THE OLD LIBRARY

Story time for pre-schoolers continues on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. As usual, due to space restrictions we can only accommodate a limited number so please register your interest with the Library at the Circulation Desk. Please be aware that there may be a waiting list for some sessions.



Story Time 1
Story Time 2










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