The Old Library has been informed by MAF management that the DUCTAC spaces, including The Old Library, have been earmarked for further development.  Our little library will have to leave our current premises by June 30, 2018. We are working on finding a suitable alternative and will let our lovely members know as soon as possible about a new home for our books.

As we will be relocating, we will be temporarily suspending all Library activities until we have moved to a new location.

  • Last date to issue books – May 6th 2018 
  • Last date the Library will be open to the public – May 31st, 2018

With regards to membership:

  • Members can either choose to keep their accounts active and as soon as we reopen we will extend your membership by the equivalent number of months that we are closed, for free.
  • OR you can opt to get a refund of your membership fee (for the unused months, starting from May 1st). You can collect your refund from the Library between 7th May – 31st May 2018.

We have been most fortunate to have this space for almost 10 years but it is time for change. The Old Library has had many homes in its 49 year history. From a dusty office, to a container and of course our space at DUCTAC.  It has kept going because of support from the Dubai community.

We need your help.   If you have contacts in real estate who can support our search for a new home or if you own property that can host our not for profit, volunteer-run, community library, now is the time to step forward.

Any suggestions or assistance in this regard can be submitted using our contact page.


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