The permanent and full-sized AUM Library will be constructed in Phase II of campus construction in accordance with the University Master Plan. However, during the interim arrangements in Phase I, there is sufficient space for library holdings, including books, reference materials and journals in addition to several reading rooms distributed in the academic buildings that are operational in Phase I.

According to this interim arrangement for library space, we designed and constructed two large rooms to hold all library materials: one for science-related subjects and the other for the humanities. Currently, the building of the Faculty of Business and Finance houses the two sets of materials. Each of these rooms has an area of 100 square meters (1,230 square feet) and is fully furnished with shelves and stacks.

The library provides a collection of print and electronic resources. The book collection contains over 40,000 items and a number of databases for e-journals and e-books. The Library also accommodates both wired and wireless computer access.

The Library organizes knowledge resources through technical methods of cataloging, classification and indexing by using the Anglo-American Cataloging Rule 2, the Dewey Decimal Classification and the International Standard Bibliographic Description. Computers are used in all of the Library’s services and activities, in addition to using a full integrated library system called Koha to support those services.

The interim arrangement also provides eight reading rooms, 100 square meters each, fully furnished with reading tables, computers and chairs for library users.

Standard library services provided to students include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Circulation: Intranet-style system, accessed by means of computer terminals. As with most contemporary systems, students access lending facilities without the assistance of staff, by means of their university identity cards. Circulation helps users with all procedures related to checking out and returning books, and is also responsible for shelving, locating missing books and recalling books checked out to other users, among many other jobs.
  • Cataloging: The AUM Online Catalog is the main access point to the library's collections. The link below allows the student to use specialized catalogs and tools that provide access to additional AUM resources:
  • Reserve Books Shelf: This shelf is found at the circulation desk. It contains copies of recommended books and other materials placed on reserve by teachers for students in specific classes. They are designated either for room use only or overnight loan.
  • Reference Services: Housed in a separate section of the library, with no borrowing privileges for either faculty or students. It is expected that some of the reference collection will be accessible by means of the virtual library. Reference Services assists students in finding books, using the on-line catalog, searching the card catalog, selecting resources and answering general information questions. The Reference Section in this area includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and other general and subject-specific reference books.
  • Internet Search: The AUM Library staff are available to guide users in finding information on the World Wide Web. The Library webpage on AUM's website provides links to its electronic databases and the library’s collection.
  • Printing, Scanning and Photocopying: This service is provided to students to enable them to copy, print and scan library materials at a reasonable cost within the library premises according to regulations governing these processes.
  • Inter-Library Loans: It is not possible to determine the precise extent or procedures for inter-library loans at this time



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