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How to Use the Library

It’s easy to find educational resources for your classroom in the Darakht-e Danesh Library. Simply follow the steps below.

1. Register: You can search through and use the library’s resources for free, but you must register first to use the site. Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email notification informing you that you can now start using the Library.

2. Log in: at the Access the Library page. Simply enter the username and password that you created when you registered. If you forget your password, you can retrieve your login information by requesting a new password be sent to the email address that you provided during registration.

3. Start browsing: Select your search criteria, such as the subject, document type and grade level. The Library will then list all of the items in the collection that match your search request.

4. Download documents: To open an item and download it to your computer, click on the title. The document will open in a separate browser and you can then save it to your computer. The documents come in a variety of formats. They may be MS Word, Rich Text Format, PDF, JPG or HTML. If you have difficulty downloading or opening a document, click here for HELP.

5. Share resources: to help grow the Library’s collection, we encourage you to upload your own open educational resources (OERs) to the library. To upload a document, click here. Read more about supporting the growth of the Darakht-e Danesh Library.

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates
"If your tree brings the fruit of knowledge / it shall bring the sky down to the earth” - Nasir Khusraw (1004 – 1088 AD)
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. -- Hadith
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
Asking good questions is half of learning. -- Sufi saying
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ― Aristotle
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. -- Idries Shah
We were scared. But school was where we wanted to be. -- Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Afghan education activist
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. -- Hadith
Education is a living treasure for all humankind. ~ Ehsan Ullah, Founder, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others. ~ Afghan proverb
There is a path to the top of the highest mountain. ~ Afghan proverb
Drop by drop a river is made. ~ Afghan proverb
We should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible in order that we may render our services to society in the manner of the women of early Islam. -- Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, 1926
If you learn even one word more than yesterday, you will be totally a different person.