Sindh Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities Department has launched a digital library portal to give free access to people from the around world to virtual editions of over 100 million books, research journals, and periodicals having special focus on centuries-old history and civilization of Sindh.
The digital library portal of Sindh Culture Department could be accessed through its URL: el.sindhculture.gov.pk
Speaking at the recently held launching ceremony of the digital library, Sindh Culture Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah said that the library not just provided the digital versions of all the books available with the Sindh Culture Department but also provided access to books and research journals available by different academic and research institutions around the world.
Up to 40 per cent books in the digital library are available in the PDF format while rest are available in text-based versions for easy access and research.
The digital library is based on Retina Ready web design so that there is no stress on the eyes after the prolonged sitting by the users.
The digital library doesn’t require registration by the users while it could be accessed through all computer gadgets including smart phones, laptops, personal computers, tablets, and iPad.
The digital library also provides access to some of the world’s biggest dictionary portals including the dictionary portal of Sindhi Language Authority. It provides access to books in nine different languages including that in Sindhi, Urdu, and English.