LIBRARY OPERATIONS


The Old Library, established in 1969, is the oldest English language Library in Dubai catering to the needs of the English speaking expatriate community. It is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers and licensed under the Dubai Community Development Authority.  An elected Management Committee oversees the operation of the Library and all funds raised through subscription, book fines, and second hand books sales go directly back into the Library to cover operating costs and the purchase of new books.

Curious about how the Old Library got started? Read all about The Old Library’s history right here. 

 

MEET THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE


The Committee of Management is responsible for setting down the Rules and Regulations which, where appropriate are ratified at an Annual General Meeting. Any adult Member of the library may stand for election to the Committee of Management at the Annual General Meeting. An elected Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator manage the day to day operation of the Library assisted by a large team of additional volunteers.

Sailakshmi PS

Sailakshmi PS

Chairperson

Volunteering since January, 2014.

Vertika Bisht

Vertika Bisht

Acting Vice Chairperson

Volunteering since June 2015.

Priscilla Mok

Priscilla Mok

Treasurer

Volunteering since August, 2017.

Nitu Bhojwani

Nitu Bhojwani

General Secretary

Volunteering since February, 2023.

Deepti Raman

Deepti Raman

Roster Secretary

Volunteering since October, 2016.

Anuradha Bajla

Anuradha Bajla

Training Coordinator

Volunteering since January, 2022.

Jockbed Gatwiri

Jockbed Gatwiri

Book Buying Coordinator

Volunteering since May, 2019.

Paige Andrade

Paige Andrade

PR and Marketing

Volunteering since May, 2023.

Livyat Nair​

Livyat Nair​

Library Coordinator

Volunteering since September, 2015.