The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a modern structure, that houses both a large library to serve the people, and also functions as a cultural centre housing many permanent and semi permanent exhibitions. It also hosts many functions, seminars and lectures in its attached conference centre. a planetarium is also present

Further information on how to get to the library, opening times, ticket prices, museums, planetarium show times and entry procedures into the main library can be found on the following link:

http://www.bibalex.org/Home/Default_E...

Please note that the library operates free tours in several languages which can be signed up for at the information desk on entering the library. You may have to wait a while for a tour to start if not organised in advance, but there are book shops and coffee shops located in the adjacent plaza.
Also note that no bags can be taken into the library and have to be stored in the baggage security area which is just alongside the ticket office. You are able to hold wallets and cameras in your hands though.