The Library at the American University in Dubai provides books, academic journals and electronic resources to enrich the university’s educational program. The AUD’s Library’s English language collection is approximately 240,000 volumes, both print and e-books. The Library provides access to around 34 online databases offering over 30,000 full-text journals, magazines, international newspapers and e-resources. The Library also provides more than 250 print journals, magazines and newspapers. The collection is tailored to benefit disciplines in which AUD grants degrees.
An interlibrary loan agreement is maintained with the British Library to enable students to access information not found in the AUD Library.
The Library catalog and databases can be accessed both on-campus and off-campus. This means academic work can be done anywhere, any time. On campus, the AUD Library provides the tools needed to complete research and create presentations. It contains two computer labs (24 computers) and one teaching lab (24 computers) in addition to 11 computer workstations in the Reference area, a photocopier, three printers, four scanners and four study rooms. Wireless access is available.
AUD’s library staff is committed to the student. Their knowledge of information resources,
professionalism and willingness to assist, provides a learning environment where students feel comfortable knowing they can always receive help. Professional library staff instructs students on the best search techniques and offer advice about which resources to use for their academic work. Course-integrated library sessions are provided to ensure that students develop the skills needed to research the full range of information resources. Experienced library staff is on duty daily until closing and on weekends to provide research assistance. In addition, students can make an appointment for one-to-one library instruction.