The opening of the UAE Federation Library coincided with the establishment of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), on March 14, 1994. Named in honor of the UAE Federation, it is one of the largest specialized libraries in the region, combining a variety of sources across multiple domains, including political, military, social and economic science. The library collects materials on the UAE and the Arabian Gulf region in particular, in addition to its wider focus on the Arab region and international topics. With 1,700,000 printed and electronic resources, the library is home to a wide selection of academic references, encyclopedias, periodicals, special purpose documents, official reports, maps and extensive electronic databases. This wealth of resources spans the ECSSR’s areas of interest, both in Arabic and English.
In line with its ongoing commitment to serve the academic and research community in the UAE and beyond, the ECSSR welcomes visitors to the UAE Federation Library where they can access the vast collection.
The UAE Federation Library was established to accomplish the goals and objectives of the ECSSR, including supporting decision makers and serving the local community. To attain these goals, the library:
Library Rules of Use
In seeking to provide the best library services, we hope our valuable visitors will abide by the followings regulations:
The UAE Federation Library reflects state-of-the-art design and utilizes the latest technology. Completed to the highest global standards, the library building combines functional and aesthetic dimensions, where elegant architecture provides an inspirational place for reading and study. Harnessing the latest technology, the library strives to offer visitors a first-class experience and is equipped with self-issue systems, digital scanners, computers, tablets and high-speed WI-FI.
The library consists of three floors: