A Complete Guide to The Sharjah Library


If you want a society of intellectuals and highly knowledgeable people, then the first thing they need is easy access to literature. Although it’s an age of internet and everything runs fast, the Library is that one place which provides you with the space you need.


A book can be your best friend but while reading, everyone wants a silent and perfect spot. For that, the library is the best option.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

Today, we are bringing a perfect spot for all the book lovers residing in Sharjah. Yes, the title has already got your attention, it’s the Sharjah Library.

The Sharjah Library is a renowned institution and encases a wide and splendid collection of fiction and history. For all the bibliophiles, this place awaits you. Are you interested in knowing more about the famous Sharjah Library? Let’s walk together through history and know what is it that makes the Sharjah Library special.

Historical Background:

Sharjah Library is enriched with history. It was founded by Shaikh Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi in 1925. The library is nearly 95 years old holding many stories and events in its heart. Earlier, it was supposed to be one of Al Qasimi’s private libraries, which is why it was earlier known as Qasimi Library. The library got a permanent address in 2011 and before that, it has been shifting places. The Sharjah Government was administrating the library until 1971. Later, the Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi inherited the library when it came under the Department of Culture and Information.



Without any uncertainty and ambiguity, the library is capable of catering to all the needs of a bibliophile. The collection is wide and one can find some internationally renowned authors as well. It is said that approximately half a million books are encased in there. It satisfies the hunger of an enthusiastic book reader. To your surprise, they have a collection of audiobooks as well. To witness the house of wisdom, pay a visit to the library today. The library also has a collection of Austin Macauley’s books that you can get online from our bookstore as well.


The vision of the library is to develop an interest in education and knowledge among the people. It also provides information through unique services.

Architecture and Location:

The Sharjah Library is beautifully built and has breathtaking architecture. The building also attracts both, tourists and locals.

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