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Dammam University to build $22.9m library

Library project to cost $26.7m - ready by mid-Semester next year

Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Dammam University's rector has announced that the university is set to build a new library at a cost of $22.9m.

Abddullah Alrubaish announced that the library would be ready by the mid-semester of 2013. The anouncement was made at the launch of a campaign aimed at encouraging students to broaden their use of library services, including a new electronic library set to launch within the new facility next year, according to Arab News.

The total cost of the new project - including new systems - has been put at $26.67m.

Facilities at the library will include 300 new computer terminals and five computer labs, as well as halls and classes equippedwith new technology.

Alrubaish said: “We have signed three contracts with STC, Zain and Mobily in order to provide service at the university. The computer and science college will provide wireless service at the university soon.”


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