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The Library of Alexandria was reborn in October 2002 to reclaim the mantle of its ancient namesake. It is not just an extraordinarily beautiful building; it is also a vast complex where the arts, history, philosophy, and science come together. Moreover, the myriad activities it offers have made it a place for open discussion, dialogue, and understanding.


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The BA Libraries, the heart and hub of the BA, provide a space for knowledge seekers. In addition to the Main Library, the BA comprises six specialized libraries: the Arts and Multimedia Library, the Taha Hussein Library for the visually impaired, the Children’s Library, the Young People’s Library, the Microforms Library, and the Rare Books Library. Another library, the Francophone Library, was founded after receiving a massive book donation from the BnF.

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