Sultan Qaboos cultural center library

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library features a special collection of Arabic and English language books, periodicals and photographic works on the history, literature, politics and religion of The Sultanate of Oman. The range of resources covers art and architecture, law, Islamic Law, Ibadi Islam, Qur’anic studies, histories of Oman and Zanzibar, Arabic literature in the form of short stories and poetry, literary criticism as well as materials on science, education and libraries.

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"Knowledge is not absolute and can always be revised,"

HIS MAJESTY SULTAS QABOOS BIN SAID | Address at Sultan Qaboos University in May 2000

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SQCC is now on Overdrive! The online library features a collection of Arabic and English ebooks, audiobooks, and videos on history, travel, literature and religion of the Sultanate of Oman.

The Overdrive online library features hard to find electronic materials all accessible by computer or smart devices through Overdrive's Libby App.

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Take a free self-guided tour of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman by visiting the SQCC Library. Immerse yourself into a 360° virtual environment and explore every inch of the second largest mosque in the world!

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Historical Muscat : An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer

This book chronicles the historical development of Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. It also focuses on the continuing development and urbanization of Muscat city and its twin city Matrah, since 1970.

This volume emphasizes how Muscat plays a dynamic role in promoting Omani culture economic development through its new markets, malls and old Souqs.

This is the ideal book to guide any visitor through historical Muscat. It helps visitors explore both Muscat's history, old architecture and contemporary infrastructures.

This book contains a diversified gazetteer of point of interests in Muscat. It covers forts gates, palaces, mosques, houses and other places from Bandar Jissah to al-Sib. Places that will encourage any tourist to visit Muscat. It also includes significant illustrations and valuable maps about Muscat and its surrounding areas as well as a chronology of Oman’s modern rulers.

This book highlights how Muscat's modern evolution has skillfully balanced both modernity and tradition, a dynamic that has been the goal throughout Oman since 1970.

Author: J.E. Peterson

Publisher: Brill, Boston, 2007.

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