Kuwait - Libraries and museums

The National Library of Kuwait has over 150,000 volumes, 90% of them in Arabic; it has established 22 branches throughout the country. The Kuwait University library system has over 294,000 volumes. Other schools and the oil companies maintain special libraries. In 2000, Kuwait had five museums. The Kuwait Museum displays ancient Kuwaiti artifacts (recovered from excavations on Faylakah Island), as well as exhibits concerning local plant, bird, and animal life. The Educational Science in Safat Museum was established in 1972 and features sections on natural history, space, oil, health, and meteorology.

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