The Department of Archive and Information Management provides different services open to the public which include library services, art gallery, trainings and reference tools for education, research and culture and heritage preservation.


The  Library

The Hargeysa Cultural Center Library (HCCL) was established in 2014 as a central wing of the Hargeysa Cultural Center. HCCL is a service orientated public library and gallery open six days a week inside the Hargeysa Cultural Center.  The library is two level, the ground level hosts general books in Somali, Arabic, English, Italian, German, French, and Swedish. This section also includes CD’s and DVD’s, Electronic books, and Games for children. The upper level of the library hosts references and research tools, Local newspapers, special collection, Somali studies, Magazine, Curricula materials for schools and universities Colleges and Islamic manuscripts.

During our opening hours all visitors are welcome to browse and use material inside the library without registration. We only provide borrowing services to registered members. Information on membership and registration process can be found here.


The Hargeysa Cultural Center was opened in August 2014 in Hargeysa, Somaliland. The Center was established by Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). Since its establishment, the Hargeysa Cultural Center has become an important feature in Hargeysa’s cultural landscape. The success of the center owes much to the respect that RCF has gained from its work on running the annual Hargeysa International Book Fair, which, now in its eighth year, has become one of the most admired cultural events in the region.

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26 June Street No. 2, Sha'ab area, Hargeysa, Somaliland


Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa