The Emirates Library pledges support for the research and outreach missions of
the NCDR. This will be accomplished by the:
Acquisition and organization information resources, in a variety of formats to
be utilized by both Internal and External library users, who have an interest
in the history, culture and heritage of the UAE, with an emphasis on the
development of comprehensive collections in all formats whether print,
multimedia or electronic that relate primarily to the United Arab Emirates with
a secondary focus on the Arabian Gulf Region, the Arab World, Islamic
Civilization and World History.
Provision of first-rate services, facilities and resources for learning and
Promotion of lifelong learning opportunities available to all.
The NCDR’s Emirates Library contains a rich and specialized collection of
resources available in print, electronic, and multimedia formats mainly in
Arabic, English and French; however, materials in other languages such as
German, Persian, Dutch, and Portuguese are also available.
Emirates Library holds tens of thousands of books, and actively subscribes to
around 150 periodicals in additional to the library’s extensive periodical and
newspaper print holdings which attract researchers from around the world. The
library subscribe to electronic databases and also has a distinctive collection
of electronic theses, dissertations and e-books focused on the Arabian Gulf
Region and there are additional plans to digitize its multilingual collection
of rare books to allow researchers greater access while ensuring the
preservation of the materials.
While its main objective is to collect available resources about the United
Arab Emirates in any format, any language and produced anywhere in world, it
also collects materials on the Arabian Gulf Region, the Arab World, Islamic
Civilization and World History. Additionally, the Library participates in gift
and exchange programs with other leading international institutions.
The NCDR’s Emirates Library is currently a closed stack library; however,
renovation of the library into an Open Access Environment is a part of the
library’s objectives and goals.
Researchers have access to quite study areas, photocopy services, and reference
Emirates Library e-Portal