Library Mission:

The mission of UPM Library is to create an educational and learning environment; which provides high quality collections and information services; supports the university mission, vision, goals, academic programs, and curricula, and to facilitate lifelong learning and research skills. By providing excellence and quality information services, including instruction for information literacy, and building unique collections to enable its users to fulfill their academic and intellectual needs.

Library Vision:

  • Providing a learning environment that achieves the highest levels of effective services for library users.
  • Facilitate access to library services and resources in multiple formats that meet our users’ needs.
  • Supports effective use of all types of library materials.
  • Increase the faculty, students, and staff's collaboration to contribute in developing the library's collections for their actual and future needs.
  • Cooperation and sharing with other universities in resources as permitted by the university policies.
  • Working to re-imagine the physical space of the library and increase it, to meet the future demands of students and faculty.
  • Participation in the leaders' professional associations (local institutions, national and international) in the libraries and their services field.
  • Developing library staff skills through active participation in conferences and professional workshops.

Library Policies:

  • Coming Soon

Library Hours:

Branch

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thur.

Male Campus

8:00 am

8:00 am

8:00 am

8:00 am

8:00 am

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

Female Campus

8:00 am

8:00 am

8:00 am

8:00 am

8:00 am

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

Library closed during the following periods:

1. Weekends (Friday and Saturday)

2. Public holidays:

Saudi National Day
Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr
Hajj and Eid Al-Adha
  • Circulation Timings (Issue/Return): Sunday–Thursday 8.15 am to 3.45 pm.
  • The timings and days of operation are subject to change.

Library Team

Male Campus
Mr. Fahad Al-Qorashi

Title: Librarian

Office: Building C \ 2nd Floor \ Room 255-B

Phone: 014-8318484 Ext. 1101

E-mail: f.hussain@upm.edu.sa

Female Campus
Mrs. Salwa Al-Braim

Title: Head of TS.

Office: BuildingC\2ndFloor \ Room 248

Phone: 014-8490707Ext. 3053

E-mail: s.albraim@upm.edu.sa

Access & Borrowing Privileges:

  • Full Access (Borrowing Services& access from in & Off Campus)

    1. UPM Full and Part-Times Faculty
    2. UPM Staff
    3. UPM Undergraduate Students
  •  
  • Limited access (Do not have access from off campus)

    1. Alumni
    2. Scholars Visitors

Borrow, Renew, Return:

 

1. General Access and Borrowing Policies:

  • ID card is needed to check out library items, without it all library patrons (Faculty, Staff, and Students) would not be able to check out any of them.
  • Borrowers ID card is their responsibility, they should not lend out their ID card, they should not let other patrons use their ID card; Borrowing privileges are not transferable and are subject to withdrawal if abused.
  • Borrowers are responsible for everything checked out under their names by them or others who lent their ID and that may cause for them hefty overdue fines of delay or loss of.
  • Borrowers are responsible for observing & Keep tracking due dates stamped in their own checkout items, because they will have to pay the overdue fines, even if they do not receive the reminder email for any reason.
  • Borrowers can be borrowed and returned library items at the Circulation Desk or at a self-checkout station of the main library during service hours.
  • Browsers are not allowed to exit out library with any of the library items without being checked out from it through the Circulation Desk or at a self-checkout station.
  • Browsers should return or renew issued items on or before their due date.
  • Browsers should protect all their checked out items from damage and theft during the existence of library items in their possession.
  • Browsers should keep library items in good condition and do not write, fold pages, underline or mark any book, the borrower will be held responsible for the damage.
  • Faculty members should to do their own check out of library items personally by themselves or by their assistants if available. Students are not allowed to check out library items on behalf of faculty.
  • Library users’ records of borrowing transactions will be maintained in a confidential manner.
  • All current journal and periodicals issues Non-Circulating Material they only in-house use.
  • Borrowing Privileges and loan periods are varies depending by borrower type and/or item type. Any faculty request for exceptions should be referred to the Library Director.
  • Overdue fines will not be counted on library closing days (Weekend & Public Holidays)
  • The circulation operations and services will be suspended during library system failure.

 

2. Lending Privileges:

FacultyBorrowing Privileges:

  • On & off-campus e-resources access24/7.
  • Borrow up to 8books for 2 weeks (14 days).
  • Faculty may request to borrowitems until the end of the actual current semester.Faculty should notify in advance thecirculation desk librarian that the loan is until the end of the semester. These items must be returned to the library a week before the end of the semester.
  • All current journal and periodicals issues Non-Circulating Material they only in-house use.
  • Faculty can place items on reserve for their classes, for a specific period that may extend between a one semesters to a full academic year, with observance of Copyright.

Staff Borrowing Privileges:

  • On & off-campus e-resources access24/7.
  • Borrow up to 5books for 2 weeks (14 days).
  • All current journal and periodicals issues (Non-Circulating Material) are only for in-house use.
 

Students Borrowing Privileges:

  • On & off-campus e- resources access 24/7.
  • Borrow up to 5 for 2 weeks (14 days).
  • All current journal and periodicals issues, references volumes, and audio-visual materials (Non-Circulating Material)are only for in-house use.
 

Alumni &Scholars Visitors Borrowing Privileges:

  • Only on-campus e- resources access.
  • Borrow 1 book at a timefor 2 weeks (14 days).

Patron

Borrowing Privileges

On & off-campus e- resources access

References Books

Print Journals & Periodicals Issues

AV Materials

Print Books

Faculty

Full Access 24/7

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Up to 8 for 2 weeks (14 days).

Staff

Full Access 24/7

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Up to 5 for 2 weeks (14 days).

Students

Full Access 24/7

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Up to 5 for 2 weeks (14 days).

Alumni & Scholars Visitors

Limited access Only on-campus e- resources access.

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

1 book at a time for 2 weeks (14 days).

Renewals:

Faculty

  • May renewbooks once for an additional 2 weeks (14 days), or until the end of the semester unless reserved by another user.

Staff

  • May renew books once for an additional 2 weeks (14 days), unless reserved by another user.

Students

  • May renew books once for an additional 2 weeks (14 days), unless reserved by another user.

Alumni & Scholar Visitors

  • No Renewals Privileges.

Patron

Renewals Privileges

On & off-campus e- resources access

References Books

Print Journals & Periodicals Issues

AV Materials

Print Books

Faculty

Full Access 24/7

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Once for (14 days), or until the end of the semester unless recalled by another user

Staff

Full Access 24/7

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Once for (14 days), unless recalled by another user.

Students

Full Access 24/7

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Once for (14 days), unless recalled by another user.

Alumni & Scholars Visitors

Limited access Only on-campus e- resources access.

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

Only in-house use

No Renewals Privileges.

Group Study Rooms:

Group Studies are intended for groups of two or more people engaged in collaborative projects.

An individual is welcome to use an unoccupied Group Study but must yield to a group on request(by reservation or on a first-come, first served basis).These rooms remain unlocked at all times; The Library is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Personal items left unattended in a Group Study for 30 minutes will be removed by Library Security and brought to the Lost & Found, Security

How can I find ?

Book through Library OPAC

To submit a Quick Search:

  • Type a search term or phrase in the search term field.
  • Use the drop-down menu to select an option to narrow your search:
  • Click Search. A single item or a hit list of items appears.
  • You can use Boolean and Proximity operators in your search.
  • Click Advanced Catalog Search to add more limiters to a search.

Useful Links:

Project Gutenberg (Free ebooks by Project Gutenberg)

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals

https://doaj.org/

Directory of Open Access books (DOAB)

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.

http://doabooks.org/doab?func=about&uiLanguage=en

Google Scholar

Academic Earth was launched on the premise that everyone deserves access to a world-class education. In 2009, we built the first collection of free online college courses from the world’s top universities. The world of open education has exploded since then, so today our curated lists of online courses are hand selected by our staff to show you the very best offerings by subject area. We also make sure there is something for everyone: whether you want to explore a new topic or advance in your current field, we bring the amazing world of academia to you for free.

http://scholar.google.com/

Academic Earth

Academic Earth was launched on the premise that everyone deserves access to a world-class education. In 2009, we built the first collection of free online college courses from the world’s top universities. The world of open education has exploded since then, so today our curated lists of online courses are hand selected by our staff to show you the very best offerings by subject area. We also make sure there is something for everyone: whether you want to explore a new topic or advance in your current field, we bring the amazing world of academia to you for free.

http://academicearth.org/

Male Campus

Phone: 014-8318484 Ext. 1101

Female Campus

Phone: 014-8490707 Ext. 3053

Male Campus

Location: Building C \ 2nd Floor \ Room 255-B

Female Campus

Location: BuildingC\2ndFloor \ Room 248