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.
Library Review – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 29, 2010
Keywords: School libraries; Kuwait; Educational history