Ahlia University Library has been among the first in the Gulf Region to implement RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification) based ‘Virtua’ Library Management System. The RFID system makes the library protected against unauthorized removal of books and other materials out of the Library.
The Library is equipped with a theft detection system. If an alarm sounds as a patrons leaves the library, he/she will be requested to return to the Circulation Desk, where a staff member will assist him/her with the materials they need to check out.
NEW AND UNIQUE IN THE LIBRARY
OPAC: Online Public Access Catalogue
To provide advanced superior service to the students and faculty, Ahlia University’s library initiates with pride it’s Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).
Use of OPAC makes it easier for patrons to:-
- Find information about the library’s collection,
- Search books or theses
- Check their own account to find number of books borrowed on their names, overdue fines (if any) and any other transactions they need to execute with the library.
Access to OPAC is fast and trouble-free via the LAN.
FICTION BOOKS (NEW SECTION ADDED TO THE LIBRARY)
The library has added a new section called “FICTION BOOKS” in both English and Arabic. The books are written by well known authors. The collection in this section includes real life stories and literatures written by great intellectuals such as philosophers, historians and adventurers with an aim of inspiring, motivating, and developing students.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AREA
The Library provides an area for the special collections for use by its patrons. The purpose of this area is to provide Students the opportunity to use the references materials in the library’s for their study purpose.
REFERENCE MATERIALS AND PRINTED INDICES
The Library staff is available to provide assistance in utilizing materials in the Reference collection which includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and atlases. These books are marked REF and should not be removed from the library by students. Faculty members may arrange for short loans of reference books for classroom use. To further aid patrons in research, the library provides access to printed indices on a variety of subjects, which contain the citations necessary to locate journal articles.
Computers are available in the Library to provide Internet access. Patrons may access the electronic databases provided by the library from the library page of the databases. Copies may be made from the Internet as per patrons use.
The Library provides a variety of periodical titles. Current issues are shelved on the periodical shelves in the library. Students may use the periodicals only in the library. Faculty members may arrange for short loans of periodicals for classroom use.
A list of periodical holdings is available at various locations throughout the library and on the library page Website (e- books, e-journals & e-periodicals).
The Library staff provides orientation sessions as well as bibliographic instruction to library patrons
READING AREA AND STUDY AREA
The reading room of the library is available for quiet study. The library provides study area for group study. Wireless internet is available within the library building.
POST GRADUATE ROOM
The Library provides a room for the Post Graduate students equipped with computers and printers. The purpose of this room is to provide students with the opportunity of using in the library’s materials for their research works.
The Library provides a room for PhD students equipped with computers and printers. The purpose of this room is to provide students with the opportunity of using in the library’s resources for their research works.
NEW TECHNOLOGY IN LIBRARY (DUAL PHOTOCOPIER MACHINE)
Students can now make use of our new 2 in 1 printer/ photocopy machine.
Ahlia University implements a new technology in the library for photocopy and printing services. This technology works with magnetic card. The student can use the copier after purchasing a card from the LIBRARY CIRCULATION DESK at of BD.1/- per card and use it to make up to 80 copies. Patrons may print out from the computers located at the library study area.
From Saturday to Thursday: 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Friday: 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.