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Sharjah Public Library, situated on Sharjah’s Cultural Square, serves as a cultural and community anchor where all are welcome

Sharjah Public Library, situated on Sharjah’s Cultural Square, serves as a cultural and community anchor - a repository of knowledge and learning, where all are welcome. An impressive collection with more than half a million books in multiple languages and genres is available to readers of all ages. The library is also home to a treasure vault of rare books, encyclopedias and atlases. There is even a section dedicated to Braille readers and a hall designed especially for children.

As well as nurturing reading, Sharjah Public Library also plays a fundamental role as an academic hub with its resources such as references, scientific journals and audio-visual aids. Mirroring the emirate's progressive approach, the library embraces smart technology, with a robust Digital Library Collection and a 24/7 self-service book-return station that uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

In conjunction with the Sharjah Book Authority, The Sharjah Public Library has a number of branches scattered through the emirate including the far-flung areas. The communities of Kalba, Khorfakkan, Dibba Al Hisn, Wadi al Helo and Al Dhaid all benefit from extension branches of the SLP.

Contact Details

Cultural Square
Sharjah
UAE

shjlib@shjlib.gov.ae
800READ (7323)

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