[Video] "Why can't I just Google?" : This video explains why researchers should use library databases and other tools (not just a Google search!) to find relevant, up-to-date, and credible information. ^kb
The other handful of libraries still surviving in Chinguetti however are very much time capsules of the medieval era in which they were first built, storing the ancient books in simple cardboard binders on open shelving, vulnerable to the elements.
Princeton University Library, Islamic Manuscripts, Garrett no. 82G. Qazwini, ʻAjāʾib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʾib al-mawjūdāt. “The copy (or the text?) is dated Ṣafar 895  or 865  and signed ʻAbd Allāh son of ʻAlī Bey Damāvandī in the colophon (fol. 240a). According to Moghadam, illustrations and binding probably from 18th century India.”