Our Philosophy

CultureWise e-Library & e-Bookstore is an international knowledge management resource provided by CultureWise Ireland Ltd.

In CultureWise we believe in power of shared knowledge.

We provide resources and tools to widen cultural knowledge and promote cultural competence as a way of building an intercultural society.

Our Values

Everything we do and plan at CultureWise e-Library & e-Bookstore is based on 7 principles:

  1.   Embedding cultural knowledge in skills and practices of all persons/organisations that want to develop cultural competence.
  2. Empowering individual and communities to promote cultural diversity and its actual or potential contribution to intercultural society.
  3. Equity in access and support and proactively address inequalities.
  4. Working in partnership with colleagues and organisations worldwide.
  5. Quality assurance of all resources and services.
  6. Applying and promoting standards for sharing of knowledge.
  7. Continuously improving and reviewing our services.

CultureWise e-Library & e-Bookstore is an online resource that provides high quality knowledge support through:

      a wide collection of books, articles, journals, reports, DVDs and CDs, movies and You Tube video selected with the aim to cover areas related to culture and  cross-, inter-, trans- cultural issues. These resources are brought together based on an interdisciplinary approach.

      a personal web space – My account –where you can select your own collection of content and features to optimise use of this content as well as editing your personal profile (my detailsremember, read me, my history, my suggestions, quick search etc.). My Files will also allow you to save and organise your personal collection of resources and to share them with others.

      variety of search options of the CultureWise e-Library & e-Bookstore  catalogue: quick search, area search, index search and classified search.

      your contribution to the CultureWise e-Library & e-Bookstore  collection by adding new relevant resources of your choice each year  and as a Thank you from us you will have free use of the website for a year.

      updates that will keep you up-to-date with news and new resources that correspond to your interests through newsfeeds and alerting services.


      flexible membership as CultureWise e-Library & e-Bookstore require subscription for a username and password.

There are 2 options for registration: Free and Paid.

      Free membership will offer you the opportunity to contribute to the existing collection by adding 5 new resources of your choice. While completing the registration form you will be asked to make your first contribution and give the option of making the other 4 within a month. The membership is renewed annually.

                                   (please see our Terms& Conditions).

      Paid membership will offer you the access to entire web site for just 19.99 euro per year. The payment can be done by debit/credit card using secure Pay Pall site and procedure.


Data Protection Statement

Please read our Data Protection Statement

Further information from:

  – Dr. Alvina Grosu

    CulturWise Ireland  Director,  alvina@culturewise.ie

  – Laura Ortu 

   CultureWise e-Library & e-Bookstore Project Manager laura@culturewise.ie