WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Africa Records Institute (AFRI) – Al-Qarawiyyin Library: Oldest library in the world
(WorldKings.org) The al-Qarawiyyin Library was created by a woman, challenging commonly held assumptions about the contribution of women in Muslim civilization.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Africa Records Institute (AFRI) – Saint Catherine’s Monastery Library: World's oldest continuously operating active library
(Worldkings.org) About 600 of the manuscripts are written in Arabic, Greek, Ethiopic, Coptic, Armenian, and Syrian, mainly concerning history, geography, and philosophy.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) – Malatestiana Library: Oldest public library in the world still in operation
(Worldkings.org) Malatestiana Library is the oldest public library in the world still in operation.