The Libraries

There are two Libraries at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi. Each is open all day, every day, and stocked with age-appropriate materials: reading for pleasure is paramount.

The wide range of resources includes both fiction and non-fiction books, newspapers, magazines, audio books and graphic novels.

All pupils in Pre-Prep and Prep School attend a lesson in the library every week as part of the English curriculum and can frequent the library in any free time throughout the school day.


Our librarians are full time and work closely with Heads of Department to support and enhance the quality of the curriculum for both students and staff by providing appropriate and up-to-date resource material. At the heart of all library activities is the desire to create a passion for reading.


A highlight of the library year is celebrating World Book Day, when all the pupils and staff come to school dressed as characters from books and the whole day is spent on activities, competitions and quizzes related to children’s literature.