Collections

 

The library collection is divided into six categories which include general, reference, multimedia, electronic, reserve, and serial collections.

  1. General Collection
    Library materials from the General Collection make up the major portion of the collection. This collection comprises of monographic texts and additional reading covering all the disciplines of the University’s academic and research programs. 
  2. Reference Collection
    The Reference Collection comprises of materials compiled on specific information of varying length and intended to be referred to rather than read through. Such materials are the dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, biographies, numerical data compilations, handbooks, manuals, bibliographies, yearbooks, gazetteers, atlases, index and abstracts. 
  3. Multimedia Collection
    Besides books and journals, the library holds a range of non-print materials in the form of audio and video cassettes, and computer software. This collections and its associated equipment will be available at the Multimedia room.
  4. Electronic Collection
    Electronic resources refer to any source of information that can only be accessed or used via a stand-alone personal computer, the network or the Internet. Materials in this category include CD-ROMs, e-journals, e-books, websites and in-house or online databases. Users will access these resources via workstations available in the library, while those accessible through the internet will be accessed remotely from within the University's campus.
  5. Reserve Collection
    The Reserve Collection is made up of textbooks and teachers' resource materials which are heavily used, and also some vulnerable items. Theses, research reports, pictorial books, examination questions, official publications and small-size publications will be also placed in this collection.
  6. Serials Collection
    The Serials Collection consists of current and bound journals, bulletins, magazines and back issues of local and international newspapers. The Library is in the process of subscribing to approximately 18 journals, 6 newspapers, and 6 magazines.
 

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