Attracting individuals of all ages to reading and facilitating access to books for those unable to travel to the library are noble goals. The mobile library has been specially designed to contain everything that the reader requires.
The mobile library comprises a comprehensive selection of high-quality titles and bestsellers, with the list of available books updated continuously.
The Knowledge without Borders bus visits schools, cultural institutions and public places across the UAE to ensure all citizens have access to books. To make the bus tours more engaging, various events are organised at its scheduled stops. The Knowledge without Borders bus has visited around 250 destinations to date.
Note: For more information and details on how to book a visit from the Library Without Borders Bus, please call: 06 5579114
KwB launched the 'Knowledge Cart' to provide patients in public hospitals and medical clinics with books. The initiative was introduced in recognition of the lengthy times that in-patients and out-patients can spend in waiting rooms or during their recovery. The Knowledge Cart enables them to put this time to good use by accessing the extensive array of reading material that the Knowledge Cart makes available.
The idea behind the 'Neighbourhood Library' in Al Qaraen Park was to improve the community's access to books by adding a public park to the existing library facilities in schools, universities and government departments. The initiative helps to take the advancement of science and culture in Sharjah one step further.
The On-Board Library is an aviation reading initiative. It involves a cart, similar to the catering cart, which delivers books directly to passengers in their seats so that they can use their travel time reading.
The initiative, which is being launched in collaboration with Air Arabia, provides a diverse array of Arabic books covering popular fact and fiction genres. The On-Board Library aims to provide an alternative option to the aircraft's in-flight entertainment system. It aspires to instil a love of reading in passengers who are required to spend a significant amount of time seated as they make their way to their destination.
Meeting the passion for the digital format among young people, KwB's offerings now include electronic books (e-books) that have been introduced to address readers' evolving needs by making the most of technology. KwB's Digital Library contains fifty books of rich content, with its unique virtual shelves and flexible browsing options designed to be like that of a real library. The Digital Library provides Emirati families residing in Sharjah with the opportunity to read e-books alongside traditional printed books.
The Hotel Library aims to establish a library in every hotel in the emirate of Sharjah. It aspires to provide hotel guests from around the world with books and to promote Sharjah as the Cultural Capital of the region.