*Reference Librarians - Information Services Department

The BA Information Services Department announces the acceptance of a new group of young volunteers for a period of three months, in addition to one month of training (from 7 May to 31 August 2024).

If you have a university degree and the desire to volunteer to simulate the work environment and interact with the public, and are proficient in the use of computer programs, you can join us for volunteering and training, as the training will include various lectures and workshops in human development, self-development, communication skills, teamwork, etc, which will contribute to refining your potential and talents, while giving you the skills required for the labor market, with the aim of achieving the Library's mission in serving scientific research and community development.

Volunteering includes working at the information desks in the Main Library, the Arts and Multimedia Library and the Maps Library, as well as the Membership desks and the Closed Stacks Services desk.

Those who wish to join the volunteering program can fill out the form shown in the announcement (a CV, personal photo, and copy of the national ID card should be attached within the form). Candidates who will be called for an interview will be notified by email.

Application form: https://shorturl.at/ixFX1  



*Volunteers – Children’s Library

The BA announces a new volunteering opportunity at its Children’s Library during the mid-year vacation (2023/2024).



  • Working full-time during the official working hours: Sunday through Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Good knowledge of basic computer programs.
  • Proficiency in a second foreign language is desirable.
  • Can work with children.
  • Must be a university student or a graduate.
  • Required age: 18 – 25 years old.

CVs should be sent to: childrenlibrary@bibalex.org



*Travel Officer - Travel and Logistics Department

The BA Travel and Logistics Department announces a new volunteering opportunity (three months long). Through this opportunity, the Library aims to form a base of volunteers and distinctively train them on logistical reservations and organizing conferences, an endeavor that contributes to achieving the Library's mission in community development.



  • Booking hotels in Egypt.
  • Booking transportation (buses, vans and limousines).
  • Booking airline tickets (domestic and international flights).
  • Booking catering (inside and outside the Library).
  • Organizing conferences and handling logistical tasks.



  • Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 30 years old.
  • Applicants must have a higher academic qualification.
  • Proficiency in word & Excel (preferably an ICDL certificate).
  • Proficiency in English.
  • The applicant must be a resident of Alexandria.

A CV and a recent personal photo should be sent to:




*Volunteering Opportunities at the Visits Department

The BA Visits Department receives volunteers in the Guided Tours and Reception Sections on a regular basis (a new group of volunteers is selected every few months).


Tours Guides

  • The guide takes visitors (individuals and groups) of different nationalities on tours of the Library in different languages (Arabic, English or French) during which he/she explaining the history and services of the BA.
  • The guide also explains the different culturama shows (historical shows such as the Sadat Show and the Fatimid Cairo Panorama).



  • The receptionist books guided tours for individuals or groups of different nationalities, organizes tour dates and registers them into the Library's database.
  • He/she also responds to visitors' inquiries, directs them to the various Library sections and receives suggestions and complaints from the public.


Required Qualifications for Both Opportunities

  • General knowledge of historical events and their causes.
  • Proficiency in at least one foreign language.
  • Neat and formal appearance.
  • Excellent verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Fast learner and reliable.
  • Flexibility when needed regarding working hours (shifts, weekends and public holidays).


The training period consists of 260 hours. Volunteers receive certificates at the end of the volunteering period.

Required age: 19 – 29 years old, and good appearance is required.

*CVs should be submitted at the Guided Tours Desk - Library Entrance, or via email: visits.volunteers@bibalex.org. They must be written in English and include a recent personal photo.