Addis Abeba Sees Largest Library Inaugurated

Jan 1 , 2022


Abrehot Library, the largest facility of its kind in the country, was inaugurated on January 1, 2022, in the presence of senior government officials including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and Mayor Adanech Abiebie. Built at a cost of 1.5 billion Br on 19,000sqm of land, the Library is located in the Arat Kilo area, opposite Parliament. The four-storey building's shelves can carry 1.4 million books, and its catalogue boats over 240,000 electronic books, including 300,000 research papers. The state-of-the-art library accommodates a cafeteria, parking lot for over a hundred vehicles, meeting halls, an amphitheatre, playground, and eight shops providing services related to books.


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