The Library and House of Manuscripts of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, announced that more than 364 researchers from postgraduate studies benefit from the e-Lending Service, which the library launched after the outbreak of the novel Corona epidemic and the imposition of curfews, to limit its spread in all regions of the country.
Mr. Ammar Hussein Al-Jawad of the Library's Digital Information Center and the Library and House of Manuscripts at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, stated: “We reached more than (364) requests from postgraduate students during the period of curfew and quarantine, and all these requests were answered,” indicating: "We have continued efforts to speed up the pace of work, and a mobile number has been dedicated for this service to answer the questions we receive from researchers, and also to answer questions we receive through the official Facebook page of the library and e-mail as well."
Al-Jawad added: "We have contacted the International Federation of Libraries and Information (IFLA) regarding this free service, which led to the inclusion of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine Library in the Special Federation's report to praise the role of libraries during the Corona pandemic."
It is worth noting that this service is the only one at the level of Iraq and is provided free of charge, and it was mentioned in the report of the International Federation of Libraries and Information (IFLA) for this reason alongside the National Library in the Kingdom of Morocco, on the availability of their contributions to access e-books free of charge, and they are the only two Arab libraries that are mentioned in the mentioned report.
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