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The library is the heart of the campus with a number of spaces for collaboration and facilitating blended learning whilst still offering quiet and traditional services.

Currently open from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM from Sunday to Thursday, Library is operated by professional staff who can help you access information from a comprehensive catalogue of resources both print-based and electronic. In addition, electronic information and resources can be accessed via the Library website 24 hours a day through UOW account (SOLS).


The library’s rich academic resources are dedicated to assist UOWD students, alumni and staff through its ever evolving and ever-growing collection of print and electronic resources, including electronic journals, links to subject-based resources, standards and statistical information.  It also aims to support University research alongside teaching and learning.
Summary of library academic resources:

  • Online Library catalogue
  • 30,000 items including books, journals, reading kits, non-print materials
  • 250+ Online Databases
  • 103,000 + Electronic Journal Titles
  • Over 4.6 million online accessible documents (including eBooks, case studies, reports, conference materials,
  • dissertations/ thesis, primary source document, etc.)
  • 892 primary e-references (dictionaries, encyclopedia, and reference handbooks)

You can search  library catalogue to see over 30,000+ physical collection at any time and visit our electronic and research resources page to gain full access to a wealth of resources such as Ebooks, Ejournals, databases, articles, guides, etc.)

Library & Learning Spaces

Library spaces designed to encourage personal interaction and collaboration; it’s in the heart of the campus with a number of spaces for collaboration and facilitating blended learning. There are also considerable number of power points and USB charging spaces available for student and staff to recharge their portable devices in between classes. 

Summarized below is a broad outline of the physical spaces available within the library: 

  • Quiet study zones
  • Learning spaces within the book depository;
  • Quiet area throughout the collaborative spaces
  • A variety of meeting room spaces that vary in sizes
  • Dedicated study rooms for PhD and DBA students
  • A relaxing and inviting library lounge designed to be used as an informal learning space.
  • Self-check in and check out machines
  • Laptops and Computer Lab


  • Users may borrow up to 10 items from the main collection and up to three Closed Reserve System (CRS) items. Fines are applied to overdue items, and lost or damaged books must be paid for.
  • Items can be renewed in addition to the initial loan if they are not already overdue or reserved for another user and a hold can be placed on some library items online.

Group study rooms

Study rooms are available for groups of two to eight people to work in quiet space. Dedicated PHD/DBA rooms and priority room for PWD are also available within the library.

Rooms can be booked online or a maximum two hours per study group and can be booked in advance.


  • Laptops can be borrowed for a period of up to three hours; fines apply for late return.
  • Laptops are only available for use within the library.

PHD/DBA Students Laptop usage

  • Students can borrow laptops for a period of up to one semester.
  • Renewal for the next semester must be done online or in person.  
  • Laptops cannot be reserved in advance and are offered on a first come, first served, basis.
  • Only one laptop can be borrowed at the one time.
  • Students are liable for fines in the case of late return
  • Library Services are not responsible for any loss of data stored/saved on laptops.
  • Students cannot install any software, and any damage to the laptop is borne by the student and may results in a maximum fine of AED 4,000 towards the cost of replacement of the laptop.

Learning more about using the library

  • Workshops that teaches users how to access our databases and catalogues are held throughout each semester. These workshops also deal with search techniques and management of SOLS passwords.
  • One-to-one sessions are offered to provide users with individualize and in-depth assistance.
  • User guides and information handouts are freely available throughout the library.
  • Online guides, FAQs, workshop timings and links, opening hours and a lot more are available in MyUOWD Library webpage
  • The library staff are happy to answer questions and to assist you with your information needs.

Library Services Charter

Client and stakeholder satisfaction is very important to us and Our Client Service Charter reflects our commitment to delivering high quality service to all our users. It formalizes our collaborative approach to improving and maintaining service excellence.

Quality targets

We will endeavor to:

  • answer your questions promptly
  • respond to emails within one working day
  • avoid queues and not keep you waiting for more than four minutes
  • return items to the main shelves within ten working hours
  • have new items ready for borrowing within four working days
  • have new serial issues on the shelf within two working days
  • respond to urgent requests within one working day of receipt
  • ensure 95% of workstations are operational at all times
  • ensure that 100% of required and recommended text in subject outlines are available unless out of print.

Library Updates

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible service to all of our users, we add new titles to our book and audio-visual collections on a monthly basis. Updates are detailed in MyUOWD Library Webpage

Library Timing and contact details

Sunday to Thursday
08:30 AM to 06:30 PM

For consultation / one-to-one session, contact [email protected] / 04-2781760-66

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