The LRC offers an open intellectual environment where students have access to various resources such as books, magazines, E-library, online resources and other facilities and services such as printing, scanning and photocopying.
The LRC in all AOU centers comprises a computer area, more than 40 PCs, all equipped with internet connection and specialized software to support students in their academic searches. In addition to the reading area which accommodate around 50 to 60 students in each center.
Library catalogs includes bibliographic records for both Arabic and foreign books and periodicals in all disciplines. For cataloging the resources Dewey Decimal Classification System is followed and provides information services for its patrons in accordance with the policies and procedures in the management of the library.
Library staff provide guidance and training to educate its beneficiaries about the available physical and online resources. The users are briefed on topics such as how to retrieve information from the e-library databases, and the rules of using the electronic information and different sources of information etc.
Rules and Regulations
In order to maintain an appropriate learning environment, all students accessing the LRC must follow the below stated regulations, otherwise they will be subject to disciplinary measures.
These rules and regulations are posted on Moodle, and all over the LRC area.
Students are required to identify themselves by presenting their Student ID card. The ID must always be kept shown.
All the LRC premises and belongings has to be kept clean along with the environment.
◾Food & Beverages:
Food and beverages are not allowed in the library.
The University Library offers a smoke-free environment. Smoking is strictly forbidden in the LRC.
◾Detection, Inspection and Direction:
Students must abide to any detection or inspection upon request. In addition, they must comply with any directive issued by any of the LRC staff members.
Silence must always be maintained in the Library . Conversations and noisy behavior are strictly forbidden in the LRC.
Students are not allowed to use their cell phone inside the LRC; any call should be answered outside the Center and not inside.
Students must Silence their phone before entering the LRC.
Students must refrain, under any circumstances, from any misconduct toward both other Students and library staff. Any misconduct will lead to referring the student to a Disciplinary committee.
All personal properties are the responsibility of their owners. LRC staff are not to be held responsible for their loss or deterioration; however, cameras installed in the Center can help detect any stealing attempt.
Marking by pen, pencil, or marker; tearing or defacing books, periodicals, misusing/abusing library equipment, furniture, machines, or facilities are strictly forbidden.
Because privacy is the right of any student, library staff may not reveal any personal information to another student, including the borrowed items.
◾Call to order and prohibition of access:
Anyone who departs from the provisions of these Regulations or refuses to comply with any obligations of these regulations will be referred to a disciplinary committee and may be forbidden from accessing the LRC or be expelled.