Bridging the rural-urban digital gap

Public libraries have been around forever. The Roman Empire was the first to establish them in the western world. Then Fatimid Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (whose reign across parts of North Africa spanned from 996–1021) financed and established libraries open to the public to access books and even get them copied free of charge.

No matter the era, libraries have always served the greater public good by giving free access to people to learn and cultivate their interests.

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