Neighborhood Libraries

Where
United Arab Emirates
When
2016
Key objectives of the measure:
The National Library of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) is currently opening new branches across the emirate of Abu Dhabi to expand library services to all areas and spread cultural awareness.
Main feature of the measure:
The four-story Corniche Library is the largest among this new breed of neighborhood libraries which offer a wide range of audio-visual materials, viewing screens and internet facilities, as well as self-service options such as self-checkout service. Dedicated areas for children’s book and books on the UAE and Arabian Gulf, exhibitions areas and areas for live performance are some of the main features of these libraries. In addition to the Corniche Library, new libraries are coming up at Abu Dhabi Mall, Mezyad Mall, Al Raha Mall, Al Nahayan Camp and Al Ain Mall.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Publishing
Cultural Value Chain
Distribution
Participation