Origin and objectives:
The Arab Fund's Library was established in 1974 to support the objectives and development activities of the Arab Fund in the Arab World, and to provide information services for its employees and for researchers and knowledge seekers from the Arab World. More specifically the services provided include:
The main function of the Library is to provide information research and bibliographical and reference services to fulfil the information needs of Arab Fund staff in fields related to Arab Fund loan projects in Arab countries. It also provides comprehensive information and data which help in preparing the Joint Arab Economic Report.
The library provides books and periodicals for the staff of the Arab Fund, as well as a regulated inter-library loan program. It also offers current awareness and free photocopy services.
Sources of information:
The library contains a wide collection of books, annual reports, statistics and studies from specialized institutions, including conference proceeding, World Bank project documents, as well as various periodicals and newspapers.
The collection focuses mainly on the fields of economic & social development and other related fields to support the information needs of Arab Fund staff.
Currently the information sources:
Include around 30 thousand Arabic and English books, 600 English periodicals, 470 multimedia titles (DVD – CD) and 25 e Books.