Introduction

The University library  is called Sheikh Musatheel bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Maashani’s Library. It is one of the founding academic and research pillars of the University. It contains all the written and electronic sources which are important not only for the university community and general public and any researcher anywhere.

The Library is situated in a separate building made of three floors of a total area of 4000 square meter with a lift in the center of the building. The Library working hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday excluding official holiday. The library following the Library of Congress and the Mark 21 and the Anglo-American cataloging and classification system. It follows the open- shelf system so that users can have easy access to its contents. The library possesses a balanced number of sources, printed and electronic which includes books, references, periodicals, theses and dissertations and electronic databases, all arranged in a way that makes them of easy access to. The electronic sources are available via the library website.

The University library is located in a three-floor Library Building in the new campus. Library can serve more than 3000 DU community users. The library is also open to members of the community outside the University by special arrangement.

The library includes study carrels, large open reading space, computer labs connected to the Internet and to the library databases, audiovisual facilities, rooms to hold meetings and classrooms, and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). These resources serve both male and female DU cohorts.

The current print collection consists of over 14,000 volumes in books, references, and periodicals covering various disciplines: English Language and Literature, Business Administration, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Graphic Design, etc. The Library provides many electronic resources including: JSTOR which contains over 340 refereed journals and thousands of full text articles; e-library which contains over 58,000 e-books in various fields of research; Britanica Encyclopedia database; and many periodicals and magazines.

The community that benefits from the library

  • Students of different academic levels and specializations.
  • Teaching staff of the university.
  • Researchers of different areas and subjects.
  • The administrative staff and other employees of the university.
  • Member of the local community.