The UAEU Libraries are the gateway to finding a wide-range of resources and services put together to support the learning, teaching and research needs of the University community. They offer fine quality research services and resources, designed to meet the growing requirements of the University’s diverse academic programs.
Currently, UAEU has two libraries – namely the Main Library (Crescent Building) and the Medical Library (College of Medicine and Health Sciences) that serve UAEU students, faculty, staff and community users. Students and other users can use their iPads, laptops or library computers for study and to search the library wide selection of books, e-books, journals, databases, manuscripts, electronic thesis and dissertations, microforms and audio-visual collections. The Libraries also provide discovery tools such as Summon, created to make the digital content more discoverable and easily accessible. A team of qualified Reference librarians are available to assist students and other users with their research.
Library collections include electronic resources of high-level scholarly works from the top international academic publishers in all disciplines. This collection is on par with any university or research institution in the world, which makes the library a reputable leader among academic libraries in the region. In addition, the Special Collections at UAEU Libraries constitute a sizable collection of Emirates (including a dedicated Sheikh Zayed section) and GCC materials, which can be characterized as a component of the University’s identity. The Library also holds collections on scholarly Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. The Library hosts the American Corner in the Main Library, serving the academic research needs of UAEU students and faculty, preparing students who wish to study higher education in the United States.
In addition to information resources, the Library provides a range of electronic services through a set of electronic forms on the Library homepage. These services include Ask-A-Librarian to answer reference questions online; Document Delivery to request articles and chapters not found in the Library’s collection; Request a Library Instruction Session by faculty for their students, request new books for purchase, renew borrowed books online, and give feedback on library services and resources. Most recently, the library has added a digitization service to provide specialized book scanning and 3-D printing for printing 3-D models. Other electronic services include the mobile library application for use on mobile devices, and IBSAR an Arabic/English Text-to-Speech software for the blind and visually impaired.