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Orientation Program

An informative tour of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, its facilities, and services

The library offers orientation sessions to all new and returning Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) patrons. These sessions are designed to acquaint the users with the physical layout of the building and standard library services, as well as to inform them of the variety of information resources available for their researching needs.

Through the Orientation Program, patrons will learn briefly about the history of the ancient library, the new BA cultural complex, conference center facilities and activities, the BA research centers, library services, policies, collections and facilities within the main library and specialized libraries, and much more.

By the end of the Orientation Program, the user will gain the general knowledge needed to begin proper and efficient usage of the BA and its facilities, opening the door to the world of knowledge the BA has to offer.

Course Schedule

The Orientation Program sessions are held every Sunday at 15:00. Class schedules may be subject to change, please call ahead for details (+203 483 9999). Users may register for classes at the General Information Desk in the main entrance or via e-mail to: .