Services & Policies

The purpose for Library and Learning Resources Center (LLRC) is to preserve, collect, organize information which conveys integral role in supporting higher education and research activities in UD. Making knowledge and information accessible to faculty, students, staff, alumni and researchers in addition to providing high quality services are the LLRC top priority. To fulfill these needs, the library is compelled to utilizing the best available resources and the latest information technologies.

Library Services

UD library provides the following services:

  • Reference Services
    An active reference service is available to answer reference and research inquiries, and queries concerning the use of the library and its facilities. The librarian available all hours of operation ready to assist in using all print and electronic resources. Students can call Ext. 832 for reference inquiries or e-mail: ud-library@ud.ac.ae
  • Digital Library Access Services
    The library provides access to thousands of electronic journals with indexes, abstracts as well as full-text through online databases like ProQuest ABI /Info, ProQuest dissertation and theses, EBSCO, International Financial Statistics (IFS), World Bank publications, OSIRIS, EIKON, Emerald, Lexis Nexis, Kluwer arbitration, West Law Gulf, Islamic finance news and Springer e-books. These online resources can be accessed both campus-wide and remotely through the university’s intranet. Please go to Smart Search to search our databases in one platform at our homepage.
  • Photocopying & Printing Services
    A self-service machine is available for copying needed materials where a fee of 10 fils per copy is applied. Copyright laws must be strictly observed while photocopying. Only chapter of a book, journal articles are allowed to photocopy. Printing service is available in the library and on campus as a whole. Students are requested to observe their printing habits to save papers and tonners. Each student is given a quota of 100 free printing papers per semester. If more printouts are needed, students have to recharge their accounts with needed amount through the librarian on duty. A charge of 10 fils per page is applied.
  • Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
    The Library Automation System at University of Dubai provides a very powerful and user-friendly searching interface for all library holdings. This software allows searches by author, title, subject, and keyword(s) and one search. Guiding icons of whether the item retrieved is a printed book, e-book, learning kit or journals are displayed along with the search results. All new students are given guidelines on the use of library services and resources during orientation (Bidayat) days and are given library guide which is available at the circulation desk round the year.
  • Document Supply Services
    The library can provide journal articles, reports, and other documents from regional academic libraries as part of interlibrary loan and document delivery. This service actively supports research activities at UD.
  • Open Learning Resources Center
    The Open Learning Resources Center of the library is equipped with 26 computers with Pentium IV & core duo processors accessible to all users. All computers are equipped with multimedia kit and internet access browser. Latest Microsoft Office application packages are available along with some specialized software on all terminals. A networked printer is also provided for users.
  • Information Literacy Program
    An active information literacy skills program is offered to all incoming and existing students. The skills are essential to enable students to locate, evaluate, and use the needed information effectively. An information literate student helps to improve academic standards and self-directed life-long learning.
  • Collections
    The library’s collections have been developed to meet the academic needs of University. The Library of Congress classification Scheme is used for organizing book collections into various sections, while periodicals are arranged alphabetically. In addition to the general book collection, there is a reference section containing encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference works. There is also a reserve section which keeps a copy of textbook or heavily demanded item for in-library use only.

Circulation Policy

  • Loan Periods, Renewals and Reservation
    All library patrons must produce a valid ID card when borrowing any material. Students are allowed to borrow four books for a period of 20 days. Library materials may be renewed once, provided no other library user has reserved them. If library materials are not returned on time, an overdue notice is sent out 3 days prior expiry date as well as one day as grace period is granted and then a fine of 1 dirham per day per item is imposed. If there is library material currently on loan that a student wishes to check out, the item can be reserved at the circulation desk or online. An email notice will be sent to students once the item is available. Reserved item will be re-shelved if it is not picked up within three working days.
  • Lost or Damaged Library Materials
    Borrowers are required to replace lost or damaged item(s) in the collection with a new copy. Patron is charged the actual price of item (latest edition if applicable) plus 50 AED as processing fee.
  • General Library Rules
    Students must comply with the IT code of conduct, the library code of conduct, and the student code of conduct while in the library. Students may refer to these codes of conduct in the UD catalog.