Library

About the Library        


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About the Library

The Library of St. Marks was inaugurated on January 26, 2010, by His Holiness late  Pope Shenouda III, to offer various forms of religious and public sources, both traditional and advanced, to the public and researchers. As the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center belief in the importance of public libraries for nations and peoples,  in spreading culture, literature and arts.

The library contains printed and electronic sources in various fields, including religious , architecture, literature, history, poetry, culture, etc. It also contains a collection of rare books and an archive of Coptic documents.

And preparations are underway to link the Library electronically to the libraries of monasteries, churches and various academic institutions inside and outside Egypt.

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, inaugurated the electronic library and e-learning department on 18/11/2014.

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Library Sections

«Bible Section»

Bible Studies, reflections, Fathers Catchwords, history and responses to raised doubts …

«Rituals Section»

Books discussing rituals and their importance, liturgical prayers, liturgical books and reflections on these prayers….

«Theology and Doctrine Section»

Books discussing Creed and Doctorine

«Coptic and Egyptian Section»

Books discussing the history of Egypt from the Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic, and Modern history, books discussing archaeology and arts for each history era

«History of the Church and Fathers biography Section»

Books discussing the history of Christianity in the world, the history of the Egyptian Church, the Synods and Fathers of the Egyptian Church biography and others

«Fathers, asceticism and Church Laws Section»

Books discussing Fathers of the Church catchwords, Fathers of the Coptic Church catchwords, general laws of the church, monastic life and its laws

«Spirituality and Church Section»

Spiritual books, preaching, curricula and competitions 

«General Books Section»

Books discussing theoretical and applied sciences such as psychology, sociology, education, history, compassion, languages and literature, purposeful stories, philosophy, religions……

«Islamic Library»

Books of worship, jurisprudence and Sharee`ah Islamic law ………

«Children Library»

Offer books and stories for children that suit their age

«Ecclesiastical and Scientific encyclopedias Section»

«Researches and discussions during the reign of Pope Shenouda»

«Dictionaries»

«Orthodox Library»

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Children Library

The library includes internal reading and borrowing sections for children to make the Coptic heritage a simple and interesting material for them, through practical and advanced means, which are specially designed for the child. There are also many activities such as story telling and workshops to develop hand craft skills to develop ethics and manner of the child through Coptic heritage.

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Library Activities

In order to enhance the abilities of its visitors, the Library conduct book discussion sessions alongside book and photo reading activities to develop children’s talents and abilities, to enhance the abilities and skills of individuals, develop them, spread different cultures and reading culture in the community. More

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Opening Hours

Opened daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and is only an internal library

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