Below are links to a number of notable public libraries in Amman and in Jordan. Note that many libraries do not allow the books to circulate, i.e. you must visit the library to review its holdings and can not take books away from the institution.
- The British Council
- Institut Français de Jordanie (The French Cultural Center)
- Abdul Hameed Shuman Public Library
- Books and More Lending Library
Through ACOR’s alliance with CAORC (The Council of American Overseas Research Centers), the ACOR library can also point researchers to several other important digital resources:
1. The Digital Library for International Research (DLIR): The Digital Library is as an efficient, centralized, internet-based mechanism for the standardization and electronic delivery of important bibliographic and full-text primary and secondary source information from all CAORC member centers, covering both print collections and research collections in other media. The keystone of the Digital Library for International Research is the on-line public access catalog containing the records of all the holdings in all participating libraries.
2. The Center for Research Libraries: The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources. CRL enables institutions to provide students, faculty, and other researchers liberal access to these rich source materials through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. CRL services are designed to support major research projects, the production of scholarly monographs and studies, dissertations, and graduate and advanced undergraduate seminars.
Please note that some of the catalogs and digital collections are freely available. Other materials in the DLIR catalog are disseminated at the discretion of the holding library and there may be fees for reprography. CRL has services for non membrs as described on this page.
3. The Social Science Library: The Social Science Library (SSL) was developed over seven years by the Global Development and Environmental Institute at Tufts University in conjunction with the United Nations Decade for Education for Sustainable Development. It is a major electronic collection of writings relating to sustainable development and human wellbeing which is carefully organized to facilitate use by students, teachers, and researchers, including an easy-to-use interface with advanced searching and browsing functions.
The collection includes a rich bibliography, with abstracts of nearly 10,000 entries, including journal articles, book chapters, research reports, and working papers. The full texts of about 3,400 of these titles are provided in PDF format. The disciplines represented are: Anthropology, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Psychology, and Sociology. The entire SSL electronic library is installed on a designated computer in the ACOR computer laboratory and can be copied onto a flash drive for personal use.
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