Ahlia University subscribes to the philosophy that provision of state-of-the-art library resources to its students and faculty member lies at the heart of the mission of any institution of higher learning. To this end, Ahlia library maintains a dedicated collection of conventional books clustered to the knowledge spheres of the disciplines of various colleges spanning: computer science and information systems; applied mathematics, statistics and operations research; accounting, banking, economics, finance, management and marketing; communications and public relations; medical science and physiotherapy; and interior and graphic design.
Ahlia University Library is the first of its kind in the Gulf Countries to implement (radio frequency identification) RFID technology-based “Virtua” Library Management System. The RFID system provides for security of print and other circulatory material based on electronic chips. In view of technological developments, however, Ahlia, in terms of its investment in knowledge media, regards electronic libraries as increasingly taking precedence over conventional libraries in as much as electronic libraries reach out to all their patrons from their desktops. Consonant with its progressive approach to knowledge management, Ahlia University has implemented a Digital Library to cater to the present and future informational needs of its student-body and faculty.
MS. MANAYER NASEEB
Director of Library and Information Resources
The Library is a key department of Ahlia University that contributes significantly to the knowledge acquisition process of both students and faculty. Library collection has a wide variety of educational and research materials of all levels of academic programmes. The Library also plays a vital role in promoting educational research.
Ahlia University has implemented a Digital Library to cater all the needs of its students and faculties. In line with the University’s strategy, we have always believed in providing the best available resources to our students and faculty members. Today the Library’s online catalogue makes its holdings accessible to users anywhere in the world. Contrary to traditional physical libraries, we, through our digital facilities, reach out to all our patrons on their desktop within the University campus. The Library’s collections themselves reflect the profoundly democratic and all-encompassing nature of the institution.
Ahlia University Library provides access to more than 2,500,000 Electronic Journals and reference materials to 46 databases covering the disciplines of Business, Management, Information Technology, Physiotherapy, Interior Design and Public Relations. In addition to periodical collection, the information centre also provides access to more than 11,000 Electronic Books across the disciplines being taught at the University. At present the Library accommodates a collection of more than 12,000 conventional books across the disciplines offered by Ahlia.
All these features, taken together, make Ahlia University Library an irreplaceable tool of knowledge acquisition.
Please feel free to contact the undersigned for any requirement.