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About The Central Library

General Information

Summary: The University of Business and Technology’s Library was founded in 2002. It is divided into 2 major branches: the Central Library in Dhahban (Males branch), and the Central Library in Sari (Women’s branch)

  • The Central Library provides on-campus services and resources for all colleges and departments, including the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering, Jeddah College of Advertising, and the College of Law.
  • The Central Library at Dahban provides various scientific resources and information technology to all UBT colleges on campus.
  • The Dahban Campus Library branch provides various scientific resources to support all UBT engineering programs.
  • The Sari Campus Library provides important references that serve the College of Business Administration, Jeddah College of Advertising, the MBA program, and the English Language Academy.

The Central Library shares a number of electronic databases of a variety of majors and specializations, including books, articles, full text searches, and a number of academic journals, which are available for students and faculty members through the e-library site on the business page of UBT’s website.

Reference Group:

Includes a variety of references such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and annual statistics and evidence.  Usage of such material is only allowed inside the library; and no borrowing is permitted.

 

Databases:

The Central Library is currently subscribed to a number of library non-Arabic databases covering the topics of business and administration, engineering, and advertising, which are taught at the university. It also provides full text articles and reports. It can be reached via the e-library on UBT’s website.

 

Periodicals:

The Library of the University of Business and Technology has a significant number of specialized journals, in addition to local, GCC, and world newspapers, which are issued in Arabic or English.

 

Technical Services:

Supply

Faculty and students play an important role in the acquisition of books, and various sources of information for the development of library collections. The supply unit specializes in purchasing all information resources needed based on the direct input of faculty members and students, or by receiving suggestions via e-mail from Library supporters and Library Trustees in all colleges. A form is also available at the library for requesting the acquisition of new books, databases, journals, or periodicals.

 

Indexing

This unit is specialized in the indexing, and classification of books, and other materials that are purchased by the library. There is an index by subject headings and classification number for each title, and data entry in the online catalog of the library (Symphony). The library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification and MARC21 system in the indexing and classification of resources.

 

Graduation Research Department:

This section includes research for graduate students; and is only to be used inside the library.