Since most of us are staying at home nowadays due to the coronavirus, here’s some positive news to lighten up your day. Sharjah Public Libraries, an affiliate of the Sharjah Book Authority will be giving free access to all global readers from all ages to their ‘Digital Library’ for three months.
Everyone can get free access to more than six million eBooks and electric resources in more than 10 languages from April to June 2020.
The Digital Library comprises 21,000 scientific studies, a library of 30,000 videos in all disciplines, 160,000 eBooks, five million academic dissertations and theses, in addition to a collection of manuscripts, rare books, and audiobooks.
Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of SBA, said, “The move is aligned with the cultural vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and offers readers from around the world the opportunity to harness their leisure time in view of the precautionary measures that are being taken. Moreover, it emphasizes that reading, learning, research can continue to prosper even under challenging circumstances, given the remarkable opportunities that modern technology offers.”
“As Sharjah marks its year as the UNESCO World Book Capital 2019, this initiative strengthens the emirate’s call for continuous learning, and highlights SPL’s efforts aimed at providing the latest reading and researching options to all those who seek it, across the globe,” he added.