Library & Specialized Libraries

Main Library

The BA Library is a learning space that offers information in all its formats, through its collections of books, periodicals, maps, manuscripts, multimedia, and electronic resources, and most importantly, customized services to its users: students, researchers, general public and disabled persons.

The Library is composed of the Main Library, considered the largest reading room of the world,  and a number of specialized libraries:

The Children’s Library, the Young People’s Library and the Taha Hussein Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired serve the specific needs of their users.

The special collections of the library include the Arts & Multimedia Library, the Manuscript Reading Room,  the Microfilm Reading Room, the Rare Books & Special Collections Reading Room, the Nobel Section, and the Shadi Abdel Salam Collection.

More information about the various library services is available on