The SUC Library caters to all the Faculty, Staff and Students of SUC to pursue higher studies and research in accomplishing their degrees as well as the local community. The Library provides conducive learning environment in teaching and research programs of SUC by acquiring and making available all learning resources. The sole objective is to serve the right information to the right user at the right time.
SUC Library strives to enhance the personal growth of students and contribute to the development and sustainability of students, faculty and other members through free access to ideas, information, educational and scientific research, cultural experiences and educational opportunities.
1. To plan, develop, procure and maintain adequate library resources for smooth operation as per SUC’s strategic plan
2. To provide a learning environment conducive to academic needs along with regular updating of learning resources
3. To orient the students, faculty and staff with regards to the usage of library resources
4. To disseminate required, relevant and updated information to enhance the Research Support to Faculty, Student & Staff
5. To provide users with prompt offline and online services to meet the users satisfaction
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.
Library provides the following facilities to the users:
The students cannot checkout any audio visual materials from the Library. They can use the Audio Visual materials like CDs, DVD, Cassettes materials in the Library with the permission of their respective faculty. Students may use audio-visual materials in the electronic library area of the Library. Materials must be returned to the circulation desk during library hours after use.
The Library fees for SUC student is included in the annual fees as per the institution policies. The CTH Students will pay a security deposit of AED 1000/= and the CPD Students will pay AED 500/= as a security deposit which will be refunded at the end of the course.
The alumni and outside annual membership charges are AED 250/= with a security deposit of AED 500/= and it has to be renewed each year.
Collection of core text books from library is the responsibility of the student and no refund of utilization fee will be made.
Alumni Membership forms are available in the portal and print copies in the library as well.
The Library charges fine of AED 1/= day for overdue books from the students.
Issued documents and other items are renewable, provided there is no demand for the material by other members. Two renewals are allowed for any issued material.
PENALTY FOR DAMAGES/LOST
The cases of penalty for any damage or lost of any item will be referred to the Head-Librarian for action. The actions range from hefty fines to debarring from Library for a semester.
CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE/ NO DUES CERTIFICATE
All those who leave the organization must return, replace or pay for all outstanding print and non-print materials that they have not returned to the Library. SUC Library will issue the clearance certificate to any faculty member only after he/she returns the borrowed materials from the Library.
All they have to do is to enter their user name and password in the library portal. Under the section E Database and journals this link is given.
i. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
ii. Internet/CD ROM Search Assistance
iii. Online Resources 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
C. NEWSPAPER CLIPPING SERVICE (See the link)
D. SDI/CAS SERVICES
E. INTER LIBRARY LOAN
F. DISCUSSION ROOMS
G. PRESENTATION ROOM
H. ONLINE RESOURCE SERVICE
Non- print materials (NPMs) in the collections of Library include items such as DVDs/CDs/Videos/CDs/ Video Cassettes, Audio Cassettes, Slides etc.
1. All audio-visual materials will be issued to the faculty for the classroom demonstration only through the computing department who would display the material as per faculty requirement and then return to the Library. Items can be retained maximum for seven days only.
2. Lending period: Seven days only
Some rules and regulations are to be followed during the use of discussion rooms:
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.