About the project

The Bab e-Zahra Library was founded in 1967. At the time, it was the only library serving the city’s Arabic readers. It became the city’s main Arabic library after 1967, when the municipality created branch libraries in Silwan, the Beit Hanina Preparatory School for Boys and the el-Omariya School. The library had 600 registered users in 1967 and 9,000 in 1979. The Jerusalem Foundation provided furnishings and equipment for the library in 1981.The library, which was housed in an office building, was replaced by the Jerusalem Central Library, which centralized the various library facilities in east Jerusalem in 1992.

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