The mission of the library is to aid and enhance the purpose of SALAM itself – to promote unity, education and understanding among Muslims in Sacramento. The library also has an additional mission of increasing awareness and understanding of Islam among new Muslims and people of other faiths.
SALAM Library goals are two-fold:
To develop young Muslim thinkers who have the ability to access, evaluate and use information in many formats, and To provide adult users with a variety of print (books and periodicals), media, and electronic resource materials.
Currently the SALAM Library collection consists of approximately 1,000 books and media for children, young adults and adults, which can be circulated for three weeks during the regular semester calendar of the SALAM Weekend School, between the hours of 11:00 and 1:30 on Sundays.
Regular library hours are also posted on the door of the SALAM Library, in the community center.
Library use is open to those affiliated with the Weekend and Day School, SALAM members, or other SALAM programs. Potential users from outside the SALAM community may become members upon recommendation of SALAM member.
During this year, the Library Committee will advise on collection development, space design of the Phase 3 development, and curriculum resource development for the SALAM educational program.
For more information, contact the Chair of the Library Committee, Prof. Rosalie Cuneo Amer, at email@example.com.