Library Newsletter Summer 2021



Days Timing
Sunday - Thursday 9.00 AM – 7.00 PM
Friday 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Saturday 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Name Timing Working from Campus Working from Home
Mr Abdalla Barakat 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM Sunday – Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday
Ms Salma Sheik 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM Sunday – Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday
Mr Durai Murugan 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM Wednesday – Friday Monday - Tuesday
Mr Abdelhafid Barir 11.00 AM – 7.00 PM Tuesday – Thursday Sunday & Monday
Mr Mohamed Hassan 11.00 AM – 7.00 PM Saturday - Monday Tuesday & Wednesday


The Department of Academic Support Services at a meeting with departmental chairs on the 24th June 2021, shared information about the services of the department. The Library reports in the Department of Academic Support Services in the Enrollment Management and Student Support Services Division under VP Dr. Nisrin Rannak. Mr. Durai Murugan, College Librarian made an eloquent presentation and Mr. Abdalla Barakat, Library Manager was able to field questions from the Departmental Chairs. Issues raised were related to the challenges faced by the library. A follow up partnership meeting is planned during Fall 2021 where common partnerships will be discussed between the library as well as other units in the Department of Academic Support Services and the Colleges.

e-Marefa Database

We are pleased to announce that we have now partnered with Knowledge World Company for Digital Content, which was established in Jordan, only to be taken over by the Knowledge World Company in the year 2009. Interestingly, it is an establishment known for the production of Arabic digital knowledge under the brand of e-Marefa Database. The e-Marefa Database is the region’s leading and integrated Online Arab Database of complete text and comprehensive metadata that contains around 2,200,000 records including, academic journals, articles, thesis and dissertations, e-books & book reviews, statistical reports, research abstracts, conference proceedings, etc. and covering all disciplines and fields. The eMarefa Learning Databases is primarily involved in developing the digital Arab content and its indicators and it is considered as one of the largest global databases of Arab content and information.


  • Arab Thesis and Dissertations
  • e-Books
  • Research Abstracts
  • Arabic Reviews of International Theses & Dissertations
  • Book Reviews
  • Academic & Statistical Periodicals


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This month we are showcasing some of our faculty’s newest additions to the AUE Libraries electronic and hard copy book collection. The titles are diverse and range from topics that include: psychology, education, political science, Law, Administration and Public Relations to name a few. To access the full books please visit or log onto the library website .

Do you have an idea of materials we should add to our collection? Complete the Materials Suggestion Form. All requests will be reviewed by the Collections Development team.