Public Library Services to Children in the United Arab Emirates—A Study

  • Natarajan SundarEmail author
  • N. Radhakrishnan
  • Mohammad Khaled Issa Al-Shboul
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


It is important to establish children libraries for children in any country and encourage them to promote reading habits and help them to develop their talents. Keeping that in mind, all the public libraries including Dubai Public Libraries, Sharjah Public libraries, MCYCD (Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development), and National Library have been developed children’s library and dedicated to children ages between 3 and 16 in United Arab Emirates (UAE.). Other than the common services of borrowing and reference services, children libraries provide a range of activities which include storytelling, audio video materials, drawing competitions, cultural competitions, seminars, lectures and offering special services for disabled children. This paper aims to identify the development and services offered towards children in public libraries in UAE.


Children’s library Library services Public library United Arab Emirates 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American University in the EmiratesDubaiUAE
  2. 2.Department of LISPeriyar UniversitySalemIndia

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