A. LIBRARY SERVICES
Library is providing the following services to the users:
i. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
ii. Internet/CD ROM Search Assistance
iii. Online Resource Services (EBSCO, ProQuest (ABI/INFORM) Ebrary)
iv. News clipping Service
v. Reference/Referral Service
vi. Current Awareness Service (CAS)
vii. Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
viii. Query Based Service (QBS)
ix. Table of Content
B. LIBRARY TIMINGS
The Library is open with all facilities and services for the students from 9.00 A.M to 10.00 P.M on all workings days and also on Fridays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturdays from 9.00 A.M to 7.00 P.M. Library will remain closed on public & Government holidays.
C. NEWSPAPER CLIPPING SERVICE
The Library also subscribes to several newspapers and has a special service of newspaper clipping in which important news related to the subject areas is clipped and is maintained for future reference. This is done by the Library staff with the help of faculty from different subject field on daily basis. (List of newspaper is given in the appendix)
D. SDI/CAS SERVICES
The Library offers Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) and Current Awareness Service (CAS) through news update, library information service, mails, seminars, orientation and through reference desk.
E. INTER LIBRARY LOAN
SUC has an agreement of inter library loan facility with the University of Dubai (UOD). The services of UOD can be availed both by the students and the faculty for the purpose of references, borrow books and also use the online resources. The members of SUC who wish to avail this facility shall make a formal request to the Head Librarian of SUC with specific requests of the required material. The Head Librarian of SUC makes necessary arrangements and makes the material available to facilitate the faculty or student within two working days. The details of the website (http://www.ud.ac.ae/library) will be displayed on the library notice board for the references. SUC library also extends facility to enable students and faculty to visit the Sharjah University Library & Sharjah Public Library by showing their SUC Identity card.
There are six rooms for students' discussion and one big room for the faculty members. The rules and regulations are as follows:
i. The rooms for students have to be reserved in advance. The group which wants to use the rooms for discussion should give their names and the time for use at least one day before the requirement.
ii. The rooms are for studies and group discussions purpose only.
iii. If the group wants to use the bigger room for discussion they need a written permission from the faculty members
iv. The faculty members can use the rooms at their leisure
SUC has a presentation room for the students which can be availed by following this procedure
i. The students have to reserve the presentation room in advance.
ii. The students may be permitted to use their laptops or use the system.
iii. While making the presentation or discussions, the group must maintain proper decorum of the library and maintain less disturbance for others.
iv. The faculty members can use the rooms at their leisure.
H. ONLINE RESOURCE SERVICES
The Library is equipped with 25 computer terminals with internet access. Students can access online databases subscribed by the library here. This database gives access to more than 16000 e-books & 5000 e-journals.
I. ORIENTATION PUBLIC INFORMATION AND DISCLOSURE
i. ORIENTATION TO STUDENTS (BBA & MBA)
An orientation will be given to all the Freshmen of BBA & MBA at the beginning of the semester. The Administration department will advise the date and time for the orientation. The orientation will include General information of the Library, rules and regulations, library infrastructure, circulation procedure, services offered, usage of E-RESOURCES etc. A special orientation and training will be given to MBA students on usage of E-BOOKS on VitalSource platform.
ii. ORIENTATION TO FACULTY
All the new Faculty & staff members will be given an orientation as per the schedule arranged by the HRD. The orientation will include General information of the Library, rules and regulations, library infrastructure, circulation procedure, services offered, usage of E-resources etc.
iii. DISPLAY INFORMATION ON PLASMA/NOTICE BOARD
The Library staff will display new arrivals on the Plasma TV at a regular interval for the benefit of the user community. The notice boards will be regularly updated with current information relevant to subjects taught in SUC as well as General information.
iv. LEAFLET INFORMATION
SUC library leaflet is available in the Library with all the relevant and important information about the Library. The purpose of the leaflet is to give an idea about SUC library to the visitors an guests.
v. REGULAR UPDATES TO FACULTY AND STUDENTS THROUGH MAILS
Library will regularly update the Faculty, staff & Students with the updated Resources of the Library through E-MAILS. Beside the resources list the library will also update its patrons with events and activities of the Library, Book reviews, Good reading quotes etc.
J.GENERAL RULES OF THE LIBRARY
Silence should be maintained in the Library.
Spitting, smoking and other offensive or objectionable practices are strictly prohibited.
Cell phones should be switched off or kept in the silent mode with in Library premises.
Student ID Cards should be shown at entrance & also on demand whenever there is a Check.
Student ID cards/borrower cards are not transferable. Books are issued against borrower cards only on production of their own Student ID card.
On completion of course No dues Certificate will be issued only on submitting all the materials borrowed from the library.
Overdue charges will be collected if book is not returned by due date.
If book is lost borrower is responsible to replace the book or pay latest market price. If title is out of print price will be charged as per Library norms.
No eatables are allowed in the Library.
Violations of Library rules can lead to hefty fines / debarred from Library.
Playing games, downloading games, software, music /video files is strictly prohibited in the electronic library area.
Library computers are meant for library search only and students are allowed to work on their assignments also.