Dubai Culture provides books in a variety of languages to prisoners

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has announced a programme which will see prison libraries equipped with a variety of books in different languages.

The partnership between Dubai Public Library and the Library of Penal and Correctional Institutions fulfils Dubai Culture’s efforts to spread knowledge among all segments of society.

Dr. Hissa bin Masood, Director of Dubai Public Library at Dubai Culture, said, "Dubai Public Library is keen to support Dubai Culture’s social responsibility programme, which significantly contributes to the UAE’s #Year of Giving 2017. The authority is supporting penal and correctional institutions by providing books that will help to educate prisoners and their children."

The Dubai Public Library network includes eight libraries for adults and another seven for children. Some branches feature multi-purpose halls, classrooms and exhibition spaces, and all branches of the Dubai Public Library are connected via computer systems. This has established close links with other modern libraries, providing access to vast sources of information on a diversity of topics in both Arabic and English.