Page 213

213

Fig. 67. The reading area of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The library has shelf space for eight million books, with the main reading room covering 70,000 m² on eleven cascading levels. The collections at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina were donated from all over the world. The Spanish donated documents that detailed their period of Moorish rule. The French also donated, giving the library documents dealing with the building of the Suez Canal. The complex also houses a conference center; specialized libraries for maps, multimedia, the blind and visually impaired, young people, and for children; four museums; four art galleries for temporary exhibitions; 15 permanent exhibitions; a planetarium; and a manuscript restoration laboratory. Finally, the New Library a hosts 9 high-ranking research centers covering a wide area of studies,

Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project  
Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project  
Advertisement