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Kuwait national library

Al Ma'arri St & Arabian Gulf Road 25, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Largest Library in the Middle East

With over 5 million volumes this modern and recently completed building is something to see. There... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
retusafguy
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Syosset, NY
Stunning

This is a fabulous library. The design is amazing and the use of space excellent. There are so many... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2017
Helen B
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London, United Kingdom
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Sep 6, 2017
“Largest Library in the Middle East”
May 11, 2017
“Stunning”
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Al Ma'arri St & Arabian Gulf Road 25, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

With over 5 million volumes this modern and recently completed building is something to see. There are conference rooms and auditoriums and for those who are scholarly inclined, it's just a great environment and near the downtown so after a hard days work its a...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2017

This is a fabulous library. The design is amazing and the use of space excellent. There are so many wonderful collections to explore especially the childrens and the Braille. The staff were really welcoming. Such a brilliant resource

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Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

The setup is more prettier than the books to be honest, there was different sections of languages, not bad though

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Reviewed February 9, 2017

For my stopover in Kuwait, my first stop was actually in the Museum right opposite of the National library. Carrying a huge 9 kg bag and a tripod was another dumb move but since they lack baggage facilities at the airport, I had no choice....More

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Situated by the Gulf Road this attractively designed glass building is a landmark in Kuwait. It houses one of the largest collections of books, periodicals and encyclopedias.

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Was a translator there for around two week for an International Museums Academy workshop on cultural center marketing and curation, and boy did they need it. Nestled between the Kuwait National Museum and the historical Mubarakiya market the Kuwait National Library is the perfect place...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2016

Unless you are a book lover and you want something to read you dont have to visit this place. It has a good collection of books in different genre mostly in Arabic English and french.

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Reviewed January 17, 2016

It's an excellent library and very beautiful building. There is a wide range of books in many genres and various languages, mostly Arabic but even Persian and French books. The childrens book section in particular is very nice. Must visit for anyone visiting Kuwait, especially...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2016

The National Library of Kuwait is the national library and legal deposit and copyright library for Kuwait. The library was established in 1923. it is open for public free of charge,the building three levels, it is contain arabic ,English & some french book. in my...More

1  Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
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