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 WorldShare Management Services (WMS), 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.
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.