The cultural and science destination for researchers is the Hisn Al'Shumokh Library in Wilayat Manah. It was set up by the late Royal Orders of H.M. Qaboos bin Said's sultan.
The facility was formally inaugurated on 27 August 2012.
There are several collections: the Omani collection, the collection of references, the collection of papers, the general collection of publications, the audiovisual collection, in addition to electronic sources.
Library facilities are open to all scholars, including students from colleges and high schools. In addition to online multimedia resources through the library website, it offers computer and internet facilities, book loans between libraries, copying and printing services.