AIU- Information Resources

The Directorate of Information Resources  is one of the main pillars in the educational process and scientific research, and   is the main source of securing the needs of academic events and scientific research at the university. It is the link between the student and the courses he studies, the lectures he receives and the duties he is assigned during his university years.

In order to achieve international standards and meet the requirements of reliability, and to keep pace with the ever-increasing numbers of students and meet their needs, the following libraries were equipped and opened:

  • Central Library, area 2000 m².
  • E-Library and Internet Lab, 200 m².
  • Pharmacy Library, 320 .
  • Library of Information and Communication Engineering, 250 .
  • Civil Engineering Library, 120 .
  • Library of Architecture and Arts, 250 .
  • Business Administration Library, 110 .
  • Dentistry Library, 80 .

These libraries provide their visitors with spacious healthy spaces, a suitable environment for reading, studying and searching for references and information through the available devices. These libraries are the main gateway to a wide range of resources of information and services supporting teaching events and scientific research at the university.

 These libraries, together with the electronic library laboratory, provide numerous services to meet the needs of the academic body and students, and have access to hundreds of thousands of books, periodicals, articles and electronic references, as well as references, books and printed periodicals. The Directorate's competent staff manage these references, and provide the necessary support to teachers, staff and students across a wide range of services.

Services provided by the Directorate:

  • Providing the University with references and electronic libraries: The Directorate, in coordination with faculty members in the faculties, seeks to enrich the university's libraries in quantity and quality by providing the needs of teachers, students and staff of references, books, specialized and cultural scientific peer-reviewed periodicals, in addition to conducting the necessary technical works for these references such as classifying, indexing and adding them to the databases to become searchable and retrievable when needed.
  • Organizing courses for new students to inform them about the services provided by the Directorate: Reading within libraries, internal and external lending, booking required references, reference research.
  • Introductory lectures within the E-Library Laboratory: They aim to inform faculty members   and students of electronic libraries and their references, and   train them on methods of search and access to information.
  • Reference Search:    This is done using a single integrated search window EDS: Ebsco Discover Service, which is the latest and most sophisticated in the world. It can be used by the researcher to search within the contents of all sources of information and libraries provided by the university (local and external, which are about 20 electronic and paper libraries). It includes hundreds of thousands of books, periodicals, articles and dissertations, both printed and electronic.   Among the most prominent sources of information:
    • Academic Search Ultimate
    • EBSCO Business Source Ultimate
    • E-Book Academic Collection
    • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
    • E-Books Arabic Collections
    • Arab world Research Source
    • Art & Architecture Complete
    • Biomedical Reference Collection
    • CINAHL Complete
    • MEDLINE Complete
    • DynaMed
    • Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source
    • E-Book Engineering Source
    • Legal Source
    • Directory of Open Access Journals “DOAJ”
    • World Digital Library
    • Hinari E-Library
    • PubMed Central
    • Subscription Business Collection

These libraries include general and specialty books, references, and magazines that research in medical, pharmaceutical, dental sciences, informatics and communications engineering, civil engineering, architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, business administration, the arts, basic and legal sciences, political sciences, languages, and international novels. University students and teachers can access these libraries easily and use them on or off campus (remotely).

  • Internal and external lending:  Every student registered at the university and holding a valid university card, and every member of the teaching or administrative staff at the university, is entitled to benefit from the lending services provided by libraries in its internal and external forms, as shown in the following:


Number of books

Duration of loan

Members of the teaching staff


one semester.



Four weeks.



Two weeks

University employees


Two weeks

  • Reading: Within the halls prepared for this purpose with the necessary research methods.
  • Internet service: The university libraries provide a free internet service for students, faculty, and employees with the aim of using them in the scientific and research scientific fields, while giving preference to use for members of the educational body and students.