Sharjah: The House of Wisdom (HoW) has launched the “House of Wisdom Network,” a ground-breaking project to bring books to a wider cross-section of the community.
The smart platform enables readers to borrow and return books at Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) destinations connected to the HoW Network, thereby promoting seamless access to resources for the community and increasing the visibility of specialised libraries.
The overarching goal of the initiative, overseen by the HoW, is to provide seamless access to resources for the community and increase the visibility of specialised libraries.
Mr. Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Shurooq CEO, launched the pilot phase at the Maraya Art Centre. Art lovers could access specialised books and resources, and this initiative has already made significant progress. All books have been catalogued, and re-shelved, and new books procured from the Sharjah International Book Fair.
The HoW plans to expand the library network to other Shurooq destinations in Sharjah to promote libraries as a hub for lifelong learning. Similar libraries will be coming up at Mleiha Archaeological Centre, Chedi Al Bait and Kalba’s Kingfisher Retreat. This will enable visitors of these destinations to explore the heritage and history of Sharjah and discover a selection of titles on a variety of specialised topics.
The HoW’s Libraries Network is a revolutionary project that aims to provide easy access to educational resources and promote lifelong learning for the Sharjah community. It represents a significant step forward in promoting cultural institutions’ cooperation and library management standards and sets a new benchmark for digital transformation in the library sector.