Bibliotheca Alexandrina


The New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library.


The Bibliotheca Alexandrina aims to be a centre of excellence in the production and dissemination of knowledge and to be a place of dialogue, learning, and understanding between cultures and peoples.


The unique role of the Library of Alexandria, as that of a great Egyptian Library with international dimensions, will focus on four main aspects that seek to recapture the spirit of the original ancient Library of Alexandria. It aspires to be:

  • The world’s window on Egypt.
  • Egypt’s window on the world.
  • A leading institution of the digital age.
  • A centre for learning, tolerance, dialogue, and understanding.


For more information about Bibliotheca Alexandrina please visit its website.