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Since its establishment in 1995, the Hashemite University Library has been endowed with major attention and care from the university administration .This attention is represented in providing it with a qualified staff and the required financial shares. More than 165,000 volumes of library materials are available in forms of books, periodicals, theses microfilms, audiovisual materials ...etc.

 

 

The library is currently subscribing to more than twenty-five databases and seven thousand electronic journals.  12,000m2 is the total area of the library.

 

The library offers a number of services for the university members, students, academic and administrative staff, as well as researchers from outside the university, and the local community. The library also offers its daily services to visitors range number between 3,000 and 4,000 a day.

 

The library has undergone automation project offering computerized l ibrary information covering systems of acquisition , cataloging and  circulation services using the HORIZON database management system .

 

The library is a member in the consortium of Jordanian Public University  libraries (JoPULs) . Jordan Library and Information Association , Arab Federation of University Libraries , and the Internation Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Center Of Excellence (COE).

 

 

The main goals of the Hashemite University Library are:

 

  • To provide valuable means of instruction, research and indispensable opportunity to seek information.
  • To help students and academic staff members to develop their reading skills, enrich their knowledge, and improve the quality of academic research .

  • To give advice and assistance to all library users; including those in the local community.
  • To provide information resources (Paper and electronic versions) including books, periodicals, reports, theses, newspapers.
  • To provide quiet and peaceful place as a good environment for studying with materials and suitable assistance.
  •  To provide information technology tools that enriches the process of learning and teaching

The mission of the Hashemite University Library is to provide access to information and research materials for the university community; as well as the local community. The library plays an intensive role in facilitating research works and improving the teaching process by keeping the university staff 

members abreast of the new trends in their fields by supplying them with the printed and non-printed materials along with the electronic resources.

 
 

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