Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has launched a revamped digital portal for its Dubai Public Library on its website. The portal has been designed to offer a better experience for library members, visitors and people with disabilities by providing them with a broad range of knowledge resources. This initiative is part of Dubai Culture’s digital transformation process, aligning with the vision of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to establish the city as a global model for smart cities.
The newly designed portal offers several features, including member login, becoming a new member, membership renewal, proposing new library materials and renewing materials. It also simplifies the search process for library resources, introducing visitors to the most recently added and borrowed books. Additionally, platform users can access an extensive overview of the Dubai Public Library network, its history and communicate directly with staff. The portal allows for reserving spaces, classrooms, multi-purpose halls and other amenities.
Dubai Culture’s Public Library network comprises eight advanced libraries catering to adults, while seven have specialized libraries for children. According to the latest statistics released by the Authority, the Dubai Public Library network has a collection of 603,315 physical books. Additionally, the Digital Library offers a vast collection of 26,957 e-books, audiobooks and videos, providing visitors with access to a vast range of knowledge resources.