The Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Rising from the ashes of its ancient predecessor, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) is an architectural triumph that seamlessly blends contemporary Egyptian culture with the library’s classical Ptolemaic roots. Situated in Al-Shatbi, the academic hub of Alexandria, this reincarnation of the ancient bibliotheca boasts a stunning main library that holds up to eight million books, six smaller specialized libraries, four museums, a planetarium, 12 academic research centers, a conference center that can accommodate thousands of people, 15 permanent exhibitions, and much more.

Don’t Miss


Picking up a book and reading

In one of the library’s bright and peaceful reading areas.


Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Antiquities Museum

One of the only museums in the world to display artifacts that were discovered on the ancient site of the library. Home to over 1,000 artifacts, the museum draws you into Egypt’s rich civilizations.


Attending one of the many cultural events

Events that are held at the library’s spacious outdoor plaza that overlooks the bright blue waters of the Mediterranean. Check out BA’s calendar of events: