More than just a building - the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library
Integrated library solution with book return, sorting and transport
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library in Dubai impresses with its unique architecture. The building is shaped like a Rehl, the traditional wooden book rack used to store the Quran.
The seven-storey building houses more than 1,000,000 books and 6,000,000 research papers in nine main library areas covering approximately 54,000 square meters. In addition to the physical collections, the library provides access to a wide range of electronic books and other digital media. The library also offers numerous social gathering spaces, including cafes, meeting rooms and working / reading areas.
This makes the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library the largest library in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world.
State-of-the-art technology was also used for library logistics. The library uses an integrated library solution from Telelift / Bibliotheca, including a storage system.
In addition to the book drop and transport system, the special highlight is the fully automatic storage system, which is housed in the basement of the library to save space. It offers a capacity of more than 3 million media - significantly more than could be stored on shelves in a comparable space.
Fully automated storage system
Book transport from warehouse to book issue
Book return and fully automated pre-sorting
When visitors reserve a book, it is retrieved by robots within a very short time and brought directly to the reader by a Telelift transport system.
Users can return their books quickly and conveniently using one of the library's modern book return machines from Bibliotheca, where the books are simultaneously pre-sorted and transported onto the Telelift system.
In this way, Telelift / Bibliotheca, have created an optimal logistics situation that conserves the capacities of the library staff and serves the users in the best possible way.
Learn more about the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library in the video of the Khaleej Times (English-language daily newspaper in the United Arab Emirates):