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Public Libraries Membership Registration

  • Classification

    Public

  • Type

    Procedure

This service involves benefiting from the library membership by borrowing materials outside the library, using the Internet for free and getting library services with lower fees for a period of five years

Service Procedure

  • To obtain service in library branches

    1. The customer applies for a public libraries membership in any of its branches
    2. The employee providing service verifies the customer’s name in the automated library system and makes sure that there is nothing preventing the service provision
    3. The customer fill in membership application form No. DC-LIB-01-01 for adult and family memberships as well as membership application form DC-LIB-01-02 for children, provides supporting documents and pays the prescribed fees
    4.The employee providing service enters the customer information into the automated library system and then it is enlisted in the library's members register. Thus, the customer benefits from membership privileges using the payment receipt until he receives the membership card.5. The Library Manager verifies the member's data in the library system and approves the membership form
    6. The membership card is then handed to the customer

  • To obtain service through website and smart App

    1. The customer signs up through Dubai Culture and Arts Authority's libraries page by e-mail
    2. Through the customer file, he requests to upgrade the account to proceed with the membership procedures
    3. The customer fills in the tabs associated with his personal information and attaches a personal photo as well as an ID photocopy
    4. A notification is sent to the email of the employee providing service, who checks the data and makes sure that there is nothing preventing the service provision. Then, the request is approved
    5. A notification is sent to the customer to complete the electronic payment process through "My Account" page
    6. Completing the payment process, the customer will have an electronic membership card, which he can use in any of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority's libraries

Required Documents

  • For individual members (adults / children) and families:
  • A copy of a valid ID
  • A personal photo
  • For membership of institutions and companies:
  • An official letter issued by the company to apply for a library membership
  • A copy of the commercial license of the company and the institution (not applicable to governmental institutions)
  • A copy of the business cards of those authorized to borrow (Qty. 2)
  • A copy of the identity cards of those authorized to borrow (Qty: 2)

Payments

Terms & Conditions

The library membership subscription period is 5 years, renewable for a similar period
External borrowing service:
1. For children membership, it is allowed to borrow 10 library items at one time for a period of 28 days
2. For individual members (adults), it is allowed to borrow 15 library items at one time for a period of 28 days
3. For family membership, it is allowed to borrow 25 library items at one time for a period of 28 days
4. For companies and institutions membership, it is allowed to borrow 100 library items at one time for a period of 28 days
The insurance amount is refunded upon request to cancel the membership one year following the date of membership

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