Sheikh Hamdan issues resolution on regulation of public libraries. Membership in public libraries is open to all institutions and the public.
16 December 2022, 12:00 AM
31 January 2023, 12:00 AM
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, issued Executive Council Resolution No. (78) of 2022, regarding the regulation of public libraries in Dubai.
This resolution is aimed at further enhancing the dissemination of knowledge, promoting a culture of reading, fostering a strong sense of national identity among the youth, and raising awareness among them about the importance of innovation and scientific research.
The provisions of Executive Council Resolution No. (78) apply to all public libraries in Dubai, including special development zones and free zones, including the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It also applies to digital libraries.
However, libraries established under special laws that are not affiliated with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, as well as libraries run by government entities in their office premises, are excluded from the provisions of this resolution.
Membership in public libraries is open to all institutions and the public. The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority is responsible for outlining membership procedures. The duration of each public library membership subscription is five years. Membership can be renewed for a similar period.
The Chairperson of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority is authorised to issue the Executive Regulations necessary for implementing this resolution.