Morocco’s Al-Qarawiyyin Library Goes Digital To Reach Wider Audience

Morocco’s Al-Qarawiyyin Library Goes Digital To Reach Wider Audience

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Al Qarawiyyin university in Fes, Morocco. (Idriss Benarafa)
Al Qarawiyyin university in Fes, Morocco. (Idriss Benarafa)

A ninth century library in Morocco, widely believed to be the oldest in the world, is going digital to make its ancient treasures available to a wider audience. The al-Qarawiyyin library in the former Moroccan capital, Fez, is home to some of the rarest and most unique manuscripts in the world, with access limited to just…