Ethiopia Reads has planted over 65 libraries across Ethiopia; at least one in every region of the country. These libraries are a resource for tens of thousands of children, as well as hundreds of teachers and schools directors. They are a safe and quiet place to study for exams. They are a place of learning and togetherness. And most important, they are a place to access the fundamental books that kids often can’t access anywhere else.
In the library you’ll find an up-to-date selection of printed and audiovisual media in German and partly in English to keep you informed about latest trends and current issues.
We can offer you
Translations of German authors into Amharic
Reference works and dictionaries
German daily and weekly newspapers
German specialist journals
CDs and cassettes of music and literature
Videos and DVDs
We have excellent special collections in our focal areas of
Addis Ababa University’s library, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library was opened in August 1969. The library has materials on humanities and social sciences. The library is reported to have half a million items in its collection. The Ethiopian collection is also housed in the main library of Addis Ababa University. This collection consists of materials on Ethiopia written in the various languages of Ethiopia. This collection is said to contain 30,000 volumes of books and other documents. The library also has a dissertation and theses collection that includes graduate students’ theses and dissertations on the humanities, social sciences, and arts. The John F. Kennedy Library at Addis Ababa University also is an United Nations depository and holds official documents from the United Nations. The library also has a digital collection of 10,000 engineering books and reference materials.