On Thursday, 16 January, H.E. the Ambassador to the Libyan Arab Jamahirya, Dr Ali Muhammed Saleh Najem, presented the Library with a selection of books covering aspects of Libyan social life and culture including literature, language, politics and history. This donation, in a series sponsored by the Libyan Cultural Centre, was handed over to University Rector, Professor Roger Ellul-Micallef, in the presence of Dr Abdul Adel El Mahjub, Director of the Libyan Cultural Centre, University Pro Rector, Professor C.J. Farrugia, Library Director Mr A. Mangion, Libyan Embassy officials and academic members of staff from the University's Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Studies. These books will eventually be made available to students within the Library's growing collection of oriental languages.