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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.

About
Ahlia Library​

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 37 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.

Library Services

The universal ethos of the Library Service indicates that it provides professionally delivered services and that it facilitates the promotion of intellectual/talent development, the stimulation of thoughts and the educational and recreational needs of the mind as well as the informational requirements of the community. To ensure that the library service is a dynamic and proactive component in the interaction between the many cultures  and also to ensure that every individual working for, attending or visiting Ahlia University will be within reasonable reach of a well equipped state-of-the-art library facility

Ahlia Library works closely with faculty members to provide the use of information resources in order to support students. We provide resources for knowledge acquisition basically focused on academic and non-academic staff, students and researchers. We have printed and non- printed materials. The Library provides latest edition of course books as well as reference books. We expand, update and add to the number of books and electronic databases regularly.

The Library is in charge of selling text book to students. Students are required to bring the class schedule for quotation and pay at the cashier desk – Accounts Department. Sponsored students are required to collect the quotation and then proceed to the Accounts department to produce order note to issue the books.

Student must send their request for course book thru email at library@ahlia.edu.bh using only their own student account email or  call  library hotline – 17298982.

Students are required to provide the following information in their request:

(Student ID,Mobile number, Student class schedule, Required course book(s).

The team will send official reply thru email concerning the availability of the course book(s) along with the enclosed quotation.

Students are urged to pay online ‘BenefitPay Fawateer service’.,Once payment is confirmed with the Accounts Office, the directorate will notify the students thru call to collect their course books at the Security Area (Gate 1) which are sealed in an AU paper bags.

Patrons can access the electronic databases provided by the library from the library page of the databases. Username & Passwords are available upon request and available in the library next to each computer. Students can use the e-library services on and off campus. Library staff provide assistance and training to help increase the level of digital literacy in the community.

OPAC makes easier for patrons to find information about the library’s collection and Search books or theses. It will help patrons to Check their own account to find number of books borrowed in their names, overdue fines (if any) and any other transactions with the library. Patrons can access their accounts by collecting the access code from the circulation desk.

We have a dual function photocopier machine which students may use. Photocopier cards are available at BD 1 for 80 copies.

We have a dual function photocopier /printer machine, which is easy to use. You may also print directly from the machine. The photocopier card can also be used for printing.

Steps to release your print out:

  1. Insert card
  2. Press” job status “
  3. Select “private “
  4. Enter your password (the same as the one you provided in the computer)
  5. Press Enter
  6. Select your document
  7. Press “release “

We have a variety of resources for our patrons. Ahlia Library provide assistance or instruction, including location of materials, use of online catalogue, use of computers to access information and the use of basic reference sources. We provide assistance in identifying library materials needed to answer a question. Providing brief, factual answers to questions, such as addresses, phone numbers and other information can be quickly traced.

Ahlia library provides computer workstations with internet facility. Wi-Fi service is available at the library and through the whole campus.

A dissertation is a long piece of academic writing based on original research and the culmination of students scholarly work in graduate programme. The dissertation collection of Ahlia University are collected from these graduate programmes: Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Master’s Degree in Information Technology & Computer Science (MITCS), Master’s Degree in Mass Communication & Public Relations (MSMCPR) and The George Washington University Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management. This collection consist of various topics and will explain the academic experience of the student.

List of Dissertation available at Library

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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

Important Notice

Dear Students:

Ahlia University is happy to announce that we are starting face to face teaching from Oct 17th 2021 for those who have selected face to face teaching mode. Please click the link below to view the Health and Safety guidelines for Attending Classes on campus.
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