The BUE Library is located in the center of the University between the Faculty of Business and ICS and the Faculty of Pharmacy
It was officially opened on the 6th of April 2015 by the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education.

This library is the fruit of many years of planning, discussions, and negotiations; many university libraries in Egypt were visited and System providers were met to make sure that our Library will provide the latest technology and services. Moreover, to make sure that it is in line with the British standards, the BUE consulted and contracted with British advisors who were University Librarians in UK universities.

The library consists of four floors, with a total capacity of around 1100 users and 100,000 books. It provides over 230 PCs for public and educational use. In addition to providing vital services to existing students and staff, it is also acting as a good marketing point for future students and researchers.

Library spaces and services

Lower Floor (basement)
Lower Floor
This floor provides an open reading and study spaces which is equipped with reading tables and chairs. It is a quiet open study area with the following facilities:

Group Study Rooms: this floor offers 10 group-study rooms, each of which will provide, table, chairs, whiteboards and network connections. The capacity of each room is designed to fit 6, 8, or 10 groups of students and could be reserved through the Library Booking System.

Books covering the subjects of Computer Science, Mass Communications, Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion.

Enquiry Desks: Managed by two library staff members to answer any enquiries related to information search and references

Printing Facilities: Printing service is located in the newly opened printing center beneath the library.
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Ground Floor (Library's main entrance)

This floor is distinguished by its social nature where our users could practice some of their social life activities without any prohibition through the following facilities:

Interactive Room: the concept behind this area can be encapsulated in two words: 'Students' Choice'. It does not depend on fixed elements put by the staff, but rather the students' design of their own study area. They will find tables and chairs in the room to create their own study zone.
Interactive Room
Information Literacy Skills: Two rooms are designed for classes to provide sessions on how to search for information in databases, how to search in the Library catalogue and how to make a citation in the research. The rooms also include PCs for practice.
Info Skills
Cultural Events Room: The Library is one of the best places in the university for providing cultural activities, which will include meeting with authors, poets, or other famous figures who share common interests with the BUE community
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Circulation Counter: Borrowing, renewing, holding books and manage user accounts are available via this counter located in the front of the library main entrance.

Café: which provides drinks, snacks, chairs, and sofas to socialize and read newspapers in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Exhibition Area: to display paintings, photographs or any other form of arts.
This floor also contains a place for books’ donations.
exhibition area
Photocopy Facilities: A dedicated photocopying booth for providing a centralized photocopying service for the whole BUE community is available on the ground floor.
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First Floor
 
Similar to the lower floor, this floor provides an open reading and study spaces which is equipped with reading tables and chairs. It is a quiet open study area with the following facilities

Group Study Rooms: This floor provides 11 group-study rooms which include network connections, screens, and tables of different sizes.
Group Study room
Books covering the subjects of: Engineering, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Business, Economics, Political science, and Law.

Enquiry Desks: Managed by three library staff members to answer any enquiries related to information search and references

Second Floor
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This is a totally silent and individually usage area where talking is prohibited. It includes the following:
 
Study Carrels: 10 study carrels are devoted to postgraduate researchers who wish to be isolated in a small and silent area. Network connection facilities are available inside the carrels.

Individual Audio Visuals: for users who wish to listen to music or watch DVDs alone using headphones.

A Small Cinema: Fits for 40 users to show drama, documentary or scientific films.

Computer Labs: Two computer labs dedicated for public use with a total capacity of 78 PCs. It is connected with the printing machines available in the Printing Center beneath the Library.

Enquiry Desks: Managed by three library staff members to answer any enquiries related to information search and references