The Old Library has a well stocked collection of over 20,000 English language books catering to a wide range of interests. The collection is organised into sections, including:

  • General Reference
  • Middle East and North Africa Region Resources
  • Adult Fiction
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Romance Books
  • Classics
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Reference Books
  • Children’s Fiction and Picture Books
  • Children’s Reference

New books are purchased every month and are displayed on the shelves opposite the Circulation Desk, immediately to the right on entering the Library.  See what’s new at the Library!


The Children’s Section is well stocked with picture books for pre-schoolers, board books for toddlers, and all the most popular and sought after series for older children. The Children’s Section also has a selection of non-fiction and reference books, including the topics arts and crafts, cooking, sciences, history, and biographies.  Also stocked is are all the well known children’s classics.

The picture and fiction books are organised alphabetically and the reference section is organised under topics based on the Dewey System.


stacks_image_10YOUNG ADULT SECTION

The Library has a large range of popular teenage fiction books including most new releases. The teenage fiction books are organised alphabetically by author’s name. There is also a small collection of reference books specific to teenage interests.




stacks_image_13ADULT FICTION

The Library boasts a very large collection of adult fiction books including series by many popular authors and separate sections for science fiction, fantasy, romance and the classics. The fiction books are organised alphabetically by author’s name.


The Adult Reference section has a good range of general reference books including travel books and an extensive biography section. It is organised under topics according to the Dewey Decimal System. A specific section of the Library reference collection is set aside for books relating to the MENA Region (Middle East and North Africa). This section is located along the wall beside the Library circulation and book processing office and includes books by Middle Eastern writers.