Shoman Foundation Library

If you’re like me, when you’re in a new city and have work to do, you like to get out of the house to get a bit more inspiration and be around others who are also working remotely. Pretty much every cafe and restaurant in Amman has wifi, so it’s not hard to find a spot to connect from with your laptop, but this could get expensive quickly. So it was a nice surprise for me when my friend introduced me to the Shoman Foundation Library, right in the Jabal Amman city centre.

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The Shoman Foundation Library has two floors with tables and chairs to set up your home away from home office. Both floors are extremely quiet, so it’s not the best place to go if you need to make Skype calls or work in a group.

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However, if you do need a little less silence (you can literally hear a pin drop on the first and second floors), you can head to the second floor cafe, Rumi. Inside Rumi, there is music playing softly in the background and you can order tea, coffee, cakes, etc. And the best part? You won’t break the bank working away from home because the drinks range from 1-2 JD and the cakes and other snacks are also reasonably priced. Also, many people bring their own food from home and it doesn’t seem to be an issue to eat it inside the library.

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Rumi cafe on the 2nd floor

Location: Al Kulliyah Al Elmiyah Al Eslamiyah St 15, Amman (between the 1st and 2nd Circles)
Tip: If you need parking, turn right at the Adidas store and there is a parking lot for 1 JD/day.


3 thoughts on “Shoman Foundation Library

  1. Thank you for the walk down memory lane, I kinda grew up in that place when it used to be just the second floor which was split into a library and a computer section back in 1998, by 2001 I was giving out DoS courses there thanks to the lovely computer lab manager that tutored me! Any clue how fast their internet is? Are electrical plugs situation is it generously spread out through the library?

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    1. I’ve never had any issues with the internet, but yes, electrical plugs are hard to find around the library and must be the 3-prong plug.

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