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Publication date: 29 June 2010

Hasan Buabbas, Benachir Medjdoub and Yacine Rezgui

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…

Abstract

Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

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

Findings

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.

Originality/value

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.

Details

Library Review, vol. 59 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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