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About the library

LibraryThe specialized, modern library of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque aims to offer powerful continuity with the traditions of Arabic and Islamic eras in which science, art, and research flourished and contributed greatly to the advancement of humanity. The vision of the library is to engage and promote intercultural discourse and interaction in order to benefit from global knowledge and generate new and scholarly publications through rigorous and scientific research methods.

The ten-year plan of the library aims to provide the reader and researcher with exceptional resources allowing it to become one of the top international centers focused on Islamic civilization as perceived and documented by world culture

To emphasize this vision of intercultural dialogue, cooperation and interconnectedness, the library is located on the third floor of the Northern Minaret of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, facing an unobstructed horizon in all directions. Symbolic and intentional, such location of a library is unprecedented in the history and design of world mosques.

 

Strategic Goals

1. Provide rich and diverse knowledge sources that promote high intellectual productivity, and offer state-of-the-art organized referencing of media -- be they books, journals, visual or audio sources that support a wide range of related fields of knowledge.

2. Continue to obtain and document contemporary knowledge products and publications, including journals, research studies, special manuscripts, imprints or comparative studies related to Islamic culture, architecture, arts and sciences, whenever available in active world languages.

3. Dispense contemporary knowledge and education while honoring Arab-and-Islamic heritage and celebrating this heritage by renewing it, studying it and solidly building on its intellectual and cultural assets.

4. Provide quality library services and contribute to managing and promoting activities and functions at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center related to translations, scholarly publications, Arabic language and Islam, and projects that add valuable products to the existing international body of knowledge in these areas.

From the beginning, the Library of Congress Classification System was adopted and the work in Cataloging and Public Services is done using a fully integrated library system that would both meet the needs of research and support the library bibliographic standard.

 

Working Hours

Day Working Hours
From To
Friday Closed Closed

Saturday

Closed

Closed

Sunday

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Monday

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am

6:00 pm

 

Working Hours during Ramadan

Day Working Hours
From To
Friday Closed Closed

Saturday

Closed

Closed

Sunday

9:00 am

3:00 pm

Monday

9:00 am

3:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am

3:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am

3:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am

3:00 pm

 

Location

Strategically located in the Northern Minaret, the library itself is a minaret in its call for human harmony, tolerance, understanding and the gathering of cultures for the good of humanity. The exceptional location is intended to attract readers, researchers and scholars from around the world. The library of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, is intended as a beacon of enlightenment, and therefore connects with the historical richness of Islam and revives it. It also energetically joins the highly changing modern world while standing on a solid ground of identity of excellence.

Easily accessible, visible from afar, and distinguished for exceptional architectural aesthetics, the library communicates symbolically the high appreciation Islam bestows upon seekers of knowledge, science and scholarship, and the honoring of learning as a light toward truth, goodwill and beauty.

To save time and welcome visitors, spacious parking lots are available in all four directions leading to the library.

 

Policies

The Library is committed to providing all the users with an inspiring and engaging researching environment that meets wide variety of needs. To support this mission, the Library has adopted the following statement of Library User Rights and Responsibilities.

 

The SZGMC Provides:

* Courteous, knowledgeable and helpful assistance.

* Technology tools to facilitate research, inquiry and knowledge creation.

* Facilities that support and enrich individual and collaborative learning.

* Information resources in a variety of formats.

 

Library users are expected to:

* Honor the library as a place for study, research and collaboration.

* Behave in a manner that does not disturb others or cause damage to the library.

* Interact courteously and respectfully with other library users and library staff.

* Maintain a clean, pest-free environment by not bringing food or drink into the library (excluding bottled water).

 

Library users, as members of a community of learners, play an important role in creating an environment that is conducive to research, reflection and collaborative learning. As such, all library users are expected to act appropriately in the library and conduct themselves in accordance with these rights and responsibilities. Users who do not comply and who disrespect the rights of others will be asked to leave the library and referred to authorities.