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Standard Membership

Sharjah Public Libraries offers a plethora of services including circulation, reference, document delivery, book purchase, information literacy and course reserve amongst others to individuals and groups for education, information and personal development including recreation and leisure. Services are provided for free to its members.

[Standard Membership] was designed to serve the various needs of individuals and groups:

 

Category

Sub-categories

Insurance*

Research Support Tax*

Loan Quota

Loan Period

Standard Membership

Special Needs

(People of Determination)

150 AED

10 AED

10 items

21 days

Researchers

(Post Graduates)

150 AED

10 AED

15 items

15 days

Individual

(Adults)

150 AED

10 AED

10 items

15 days

Individual

(Teens)

50 AED

10 AED

7 items

15 days

Individual

(Children)

50 AED

10 AED

7 items

15 days

Family

300 AED

10 AED

20 items

15 days

Private and Government entities

500 AED

10 AED

25 items

15 days

Academic Institutes

1,000 AED

10 AED

50 items

15 days

Premium Membership

General membership conditions apply according to sub-categories. Smart membership fees are added to insurance and research support tax.

* Insurance is paid only once upon registration, and is refundable at cancellation only after one year membership.

** Research Support Tax is paid only once upon registration, and is not refundable even when membership is cancelled at any time.


 

E-Lending

Description

Loan Quota

Loan Period

E-Books

5 items

14 days

Audio Books

5 items

7 days

Videos

5 items

5 days


 

Subscription Method

 In Person: Visit one of Sharjah Public Libraries Branches.

 Virtually: Access Sharjah Public Libraries Website.


 

Registration Requirements

Below are the main requirements for registering a membership in Sharjah Public Libraries:

4 x 6 cm photo.

A copy of Emirates ID card as its number is considered users’ membership number.

 

 Applicant has the option to obtain a special membership card instead of using Emirates ID card for a fee of 10 AED This option is suitable for:

Individual Membership (Teens and Children)

Family Membership

Private and Government entities

Academic Institutes

 In case of loss, a replacement will be issued for a fee of 10 AED.


 

Cancellation

 Membership cancellation must be requested at least a month in advance, in person at any of the Sharjah Public Libraries branch.

 In the event of membership cancellation request was applied before 2 years completion, the cancellation shall be made without reimbursement.

 In the event of membership cancellation request was applied after 5 years completion, the cancellation shall be made without reimbursement.


 

Standard Membership Benefits

 Internal and external circulation and loan of books, references, periodicals, scientific theses, articles, research, CDs and other resources, sources and paper and electronic collections.

 Make use of audio-visual services.

 Explore search services in the Library Catalog and free use of the Internet.

 Explore E- sources and navigate through a plethora of databases.

 Community outreach and initiatives participation.

 Special rates on workshops and training programmes.

A special discount of 20% on the purchases from publishing houses participating in the Sharjah International Book Fair.