All you have to do is come in person to the library and speak with one of the librarians. They will ask you for one piece of photo ID and the annual AED200 (Cash Only) membership fee (non refundable). Once they have received these two items, you will be asked to fill out a registration card. After this is complete, it takes about 10 minutes for your new library membership card and account to be set up. In the meantime you can browse our book collection. You can take books out the same day you get your membership!
Members can borrow up to 8 books.
Borrowing period is 28 days. Please read our section about fees and fines to find out about overdue charges.
If books are kept beyond their due date, the account will be fined 1aed per book per day, up to a maximum fine of 50aed per book.
You can find your book's due date by looking at the stamped insert at the beginning of your library book, by calling The Old Library.
|Late fine per book per day||1 aed|
|Maximum late fine per book||50 aed|
You can hand the books to a librarian during library open hours.
After hours returns can be made in the "Drop Box". The ‘drop box’ for returning books is located in the DUCTAC Arts Centre reception area, next to the library. To locate the drop box walk past the Art Centre Reception and turn right.
Art Center Reception hours are: Saturday to Thursday – 9 am to 10 pm and Friday 2 pm to 10 pm (phone DUCTAC to confirm Friday timings)
Unfortunately, due to the high turnover of books and waiting lists for popular books renewals are restricted and must be done by presenting the book at the Library.
No refunds will be given for lost books which are found after the book has been processed as lost.