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Hidden parts in the history of the school library in Kuwait

Hasan Buabbas and Benachir Medjdoub (Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, University of Salford, Salford, UK)
Yacine Rezgui (School of Engineering, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 29 June 2010




The purpose of this paper is to provide a clearer picture of the first establishment of school libraries in Kuwait. In addition, the paper explores the development of the school library between 1911 and 1962.


The paper adopts a qualitative research strategy. The interviews and documentation techniques have been utilized to gather data about the subject.


The findings traced the first appearance of the school library in Kuwait back to 1944. It showed that the development of the library encountered major difficulties.


The unique study reveals a branch of Kuwaiti education history hitherto concealed from its people, where the recognition of other disciplines in the field and the need for further study emerges.



Buabbas, H., Medjdoub, B. and Rezgui, Y. (2010), "Hidden parts in the history of the school library in Kuwait", Library Review, Vol. 59 No. 6, pp. 401-413.



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