Introduction to the Library
The library and information center of the University has a large hall with two group study rooms that are open from 7 am to 8 pm every day except the official holidays. Students from Medical Science and Stomatology faculties can use the library study space from 7 am to 1 pm and students from faculties of economics, law and political science can use the space from 1 pm to 8 pm every day.
The library collection includes books, journals, periodicals and theses in Persian, Arabic, and English. Students and lecturers can use all of these materials on daily basis. The library collection is around 4522 pieces in different languages. The library uses an open-shelve system for its collections that clients and users can easily access to the resources they want. They can also seek support and help from the librarian.
The aim of this procedure and guideline is to form a system based on which catalogue of the library collections is described; the procedure also describes how to mitigate risks and vulnerabilities of the library collections.
The most important library services are:
Organizing library collections:
Preparing and cataloging books and articles and entering this information into the library’s software and database are performed in this section.
The purpose of this section is to assist students to access and obtain the data and resources they need. Informing students and users about the library resources and other specialized resource centers, assisting the users to locate the books and resources they need through he computer are the duties and responsibilities of the reference section of the library.
This section is equipped with 8 computers connected with internet. Users can use the electronic library that is supported by the German government.
Organizing the Library Collection and Resources:
The library collections and resources are classified based on the Congress Classification system. Books are classified and shelved based on subjects and are coded in alphabetical order. Shelves are also organized and categorized using the same classification system. At the moment, there are 23 library shelves in which books are labeled based on alphabetical order, except letters I, O, W, X, and Y, there are resources and books labeled based on the rest of alphabets. The library is planning to expand its resources and books for the remaining letters too.
In this system books are grouped into broad subject categories which are identified by a capital letter of alphabet. And subject categories are further subdivided into sub-groups. To classify sub-groups, a digit is used in the call number of a book. For Afghanistan, however, we have expanded the system to include subjects like, Afghanistan History, Afghanistan Literature, Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Arts, and Afghanistan’s small industries.
|Total number of books at Ghalib University|
|Law-c-1 Law-j-1687||1687||0||1687||Law and Political Science||2|
|Mr-J-1 Mr-K-155||155||24||131||Reference Books||3|
|Islamic Studies1- Islamic Studies 218||218||0||218||Islamic Studies||4|
|Gen-M-1 Gen-M-195||195||45||150||General Information||9|
|Total number of books at Ghalib University Library|
|2||Law and Political Science||1687||0||1687|
The above is a complete and accurate list of all books available at Ghalib’s library.
Note: Ghalib University also possesses an electronic library that is supported by the German government. Students can use computers and internet (available at the library to connect to the electronic library). Ghalib’s main library is has one main hall with two group study rooms. In total there are 125 chairs and 10 large study desks at the library.
To strengthen the culture of book reading amongst students and lecturers.
The mission of the University’s library in particular the office of vice chancellor for academic and cultural research has the following mandate:
Analysis of the external and internal factors:
Key pillars of the library strategic plan: