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Effat Library and Cultural Museum

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Effat Library stimulates excellence in research and scholarship through its collections, people, partnerships and services, and its physical and digital environments. The Library is a strategic asset to the University, serving the immediate stakeholders, contributing to the exploration and sharing of knowledge, and developing lifelong inquiry skills for the betterment of a global society.


Effat Library & Cultural Museum (EL&CM) offers a stimulating physical environment, cutting-edge technologies, and proactive patron services to Effat students, faculty, staff and external community. EL&CM has over 30,000 volumes in English, Arabic and other languages. The collection also includes rare volumes from the original Dar Al Hanan Library, established by Queen Effat in the 1950s. The collections are available for​ onsite use as well as for external borrowing. In addition to print resources, the library subscribes to a wide range of academic data bases relevant to the programs offered by Effat University, such as ProQuest and EBSCOhost databases; full-text journals from ACM, IEEE, ScienceDirect; eBooks from eBook Central, Safari Books Online; and references from Gale Virtual Reference Library, CREDO, etc. Through these subscriptions, patrons have access to over 350,000 digital scholarly materials.  All digital resources are easily available from any computer connected to the campus network as well as off campus, via VPN (Virtual Private Network) services run by the university's IT services unit. KOHA (Integrated Library System), the Library's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and Summon library search engine are user-friendly search tools that enrich the search experience and enable users to find all kinds of information resources easily. Reference service and information literacy workshops help all patrons find the information they need by answering questions, identifying and interpreting user needs, providing advice by telephone or email, and assisting patrons in material selection. Training on optimal use of digital resources is also provided. Furthermore, patrons can borrow Kindle eReaders, iPads and laptops from the library. The library also offers ergonomic furniture, workstations and individual or group quiet-study rooms. In addition to the main library, the Sharbatly Digital Library within the EL&CM offers a quiet and relaxed space for all users.​

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    Name Email Phone Position
    Dr. Ayman S. 122137680Director of Effat Library & Cultural Museum
    Mr. Anes 122137683System Services Manager
    Muhammad 122137681Information Literacy Librarian
    Ms. Manal M. 122137688Librarian Assistant