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  • Directory of open access books (DOAB)

    The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access licence. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher's website or repository.

These and Dissertations

  • Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata comes from over 1000 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 2,963,527 theses and dissertations.

Open Libraries

  • European Collections

    Explore 58027613 artworks, artefacts, books, films and music from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives.

  • Alexandria Digital Research Library

    The Alexandria Digital Research Library (ADRL) is UC Santa Barbara Library’s home for collections of digital research materials, including images, text, streamed media, and numeric and spatial data.

  • Saudi Digital Library

    The Saudi Digital Library (SDL) is the largest source of academic information in the Arab world. It includes more than 310,000 references. The resource was established by the National Center for E-Learning (NCeL), part of the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education.

  • World Digital Library

    The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.

  • المكتبة الرقمية العربية

    ستقدم المكتبة الرقمية لعامة المستفيدين خدمات معلومات رقمية من خلال بوابة معلومات في شبكة الإنترنت. وستشمل هذه الخدمات خدمة البحث في قواعد البيانات الببليوجرافية والنصية، وخدمة الحصول على الوثائق الرقمية، وخدمات مرجعية رقمية.

  • PLOS

    PLOS (for Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit open-access science, technology and medicine publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a library of open-access journals and other scientific literature under an open-content license.



  • Q1: What are the opening hours of the libraries?

    Library opening hours and details of any changes, are available here 
  • Q2: What are the telephone numbers for contacting the Library? 

    The Library Desk can be contacted on (00973) 17239754.
    Contact information for specific Library Departments, including fax number and e-mail addresses, is given here 
  • Q3: How do I join the Library? 

    Staff and students at AGU are registered automatically. The staff/student ID card also acts as a Library borrower card.
  • Q4: How do I find material in the Library? 

    Use the Online Library catalogue. It is accessible from both on and off-campus, and contains most material likely to be on student reading lists (if held by the Library).
    Periodicals Search can be found at Library Databases which include medical & educational E-Journals and Theses. 
  • Q5: What should I do if I can't find a book? 

    The online catalogue, will tell you if the item has been borrowed. If it's not on loan and not where it should be on the shelves. If you still can't find it, ask at the Circulation Desk.
  • Q6: What is a periodical? 

    A magazine, journal, newspaper, or annual publication which is published at regular intervals.
    The Library subscribes to a large number of periodicals, mainly in print form but also as e-journals. However, if you're trying to find articles on a topic, try searching one of the many Databases bought by the Library and available as a full-text.
  • Q7: How many items can I borrow? 

    Faculty - 10; Postgraduates – 8; Staff and medical students – 5.
  • Q8: How long can I borrow for? 

    Faculty – 1 semester; Postgraduates – 1 month; Staff and medical students – 2 weeks.
  • Q9: How do I renew an item?

    All can make the first renewal via phone (00973) 17239754 or email but the second renewal must be by visiting the circulation desk.
  • Q10: Where do I ask if I have a question? 

    The Service Desk acts as the first point of contact for enquiries. Staff there will refer enquiries on to specialist staff or Library departments.
  • Q11: Do I need a password to use electronic resources? 

    The Library's e-resources can be accessed by getting your user name and password from the Research and Reference Department and you can access it on/off campus. 
  • Q12: Are there any computers I can use in the Library? 

    There are 7 PCs on Level 1 of the Main hall Library which University staff and students are welcome to use for searching library catalogue, online databases and the Internet, using e-mail, word-processing, spreadsheets, etc. They are not bookable, but waiting times, if any, are generally short.
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