The Library - situated between the building of both of faculty of Business and ICS, and the Pharmacy Building - is a splendid, attractive and welcoming quality environment in which the student learning and research experience are truly enhanced and enriched. The building has been designed to offer a rich variety of flexible space from silent to collaborative and interactive group study space for learning, teaching, and research matching the varying needs of the University community. Sophisticated technological support, including a high level of PCs, is underpinning the learning process especially offering access to sources of world-wide information including a wide range of online research databases.

Facilities

The image of a traditional and somewhat limited traditional Library as only a storehouse of books, tables, and chairs has been transformed at BUE into one of an integrated, seamless, state-of-the-art, flexible Library. It is fully at the leading edge and compared favorably with University Libraries in the UK. The Library will underpin and enhance the teaching, learning and research experience of the student. It will offer equality of access to all who use it through the main features of the Library service provided which are:

The choice of a wide range of flexible group study spaces from informal seating in the café to relaxing seating for leisurely reading, through to bookable group rooms adjacent to the material to interactive areas where the group study arrangement can be decided by the students arranging the layout to best suit their interactionThe choice of study places either individual or in silent open areas which will be especially valuable for research students.A graduated approach to designing noise in and designing noise out so that most noise will be permitted on ground floor and no noise on floor (2)Availability of numerous PCs – about 230 PC -both in PCs’ Labs located in the second floor, in dedicated rooms, and the printing center extension located in the lower floor. All of these enabling access to information worldwide.Serviced library enquiry desks on each floor enhanced central printing and photocopying services dedicated I.T. support services improved choice of book stock and access to a comprehensive range of electronic databases either on campus or off campus, in addition to the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB) huge electronic resources. Two specially equipped rooms to help students acquire specialist information skills for the electronic age.A dedicated room in which cultural events can be held.An exhibition area where paintings or other fine arts can be shown throughout the year cinema Hall to show drama, documentary or scientific films.Study Carrels for supporting the academics and post graduate students doing their research work.An area designed for audiovisual use and the equivalent of a small cinema space.

Collection

The Library has a rich collection of relevant books and journals. The total collection is approximately 45000 volumes, 500000 E-Books, and bundles of E-Journals.

Services

The Library services are provided to students, staff, faculty members and also for the university alumni to support the learning, research, teaching and long life learning activities. Most of our services can be obtained through an assigned website which reflects the Library physical entity in the digital cyberspace era. You will find hereunder more details about the services availability and procedures:

BorrowingEnquiriesSearch in all the Library electronic collection or browse a specific e-journal or e-book through one interface.Printing & photocopyingMedia serviceInformation literacy training workshops Off-Campus accessDocument supplyChat Reference services (you can visit chat services on Library homepage from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. except for Friday)