Using the library

In order to support your use of the library, the following information is provided as an overview of available services. Should you require more details, please click on the appropriate links to our published policies and procedures.

  • All Students, Faculty and Staff of Mohammed Bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) are automatically members of the Library.
  • All staff of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) are eligible for library membership.
  • All members of the Dubai Healthcare City Community are members upon completion of licensure with Dubai Healthcare City Regulation (DHCR).
  • All visitors are welcome to the Library and can access all services onsite except book loans as per the library’s terms and conditions.
  • The Library operates a control entry system. Members will be asked to show their MBRU, DHCA, Library ID or any other valid ID.
  • All visitors will be asked to sign the visitor log. This is used only for reporting visitor numbers and in the activation of an emergency evacuation. 
  • Please note that access to electronic resources is available offsite to those who hold valid membership to the library. Due to licensing restrictions, visitors must access electronic resources onsite.

AMML Registration Policy (click to view)

Library members will be able to borrow from the library using their MBRU ID or library ID card.

You will not be able to borrow books if you:

  • Don’t have your library card
  • Have unpaid fines
  • Have very overdue books
  • Try to borrow on behalf of someone else using their card

The following is a quick reference guide to the number of items you can borrow:

MBRU Students, Staff DHCA & DHCC Community

Resources

Duration

Quantity

Books

15 Days

5

Journals

Library use only

NA

Videos

Reference Only

NA

Faculty

Books

Full Semester

10

Journals

Library use only

NA

Videos

Reference Only

NA

 

LIBRARY iPADS

A number of IPads are available for loan to those that hold membership with the Library.   The IPads are for library use only and connect to the building Wi-Fi system. IPads are available from the main Library reception and are loaned for a period of four hours which cannot be reserved or renewed.   Please note that all outstanding loans must be cleared to use this service. 

If you are experiencing computer problems, please contact our IT Support at the Information Desk.

LOST AND DAMAGED RESOURCES

Books and IPads must be returned to the library in the same condition in which they were borrowed. There is a replacement fee for any library resource that is not returned or is lost or damaged. The Library will not be liable for any items left in the Library. 

INTER-LIBRARY LOAN

Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service is available for journal articles which are not available in the Library’s collection. A cost may be incurred for access to journal articles and publications on demand. This service is open to all staff and students at MBRU and you can apply for an ILL using the online request form by clicking onto the following link (Request an Article).

COPYING, SCANNING AND PRINTING

Photocopying, Scanning and Printing facilities are available for MBRU Students, staff and faculty. There are multifunctional devices available in the library, which allows MBRU members to photocopy, scan and print material. Copyright restrictions are to be observed within the acceptable fair use policy.

LIBRARY HELP

If you have any questions or comments about the library or suggestions to improve the services, please contact one our library representatives on site or send an email to library@mbru.ac.ae. 

If you are looking for books, articles or other resources, please use discovery search on the library homepage.           

AMML Loan Policy (click to view)

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

The Website provides information on and access to services available at the Library. Information is updated regularly and access to e-resources is available on a 24/7 basis. Due to terms and conditions in Licensing Agreements, remote access to subscribed e-resources is restricted to registered library members. Members should follow the authentication process provided on registration to access e-resources remotely. Visitors to the library may also access e-resources onsite using the available computer workstations. If you are experiencing computer problems, please contact the Information Desk. 

PRINT RESOURCES

Print resources are available for loan to all members. Reference resources and course reserves are for library use only.

RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

All resources available in this Collection must be used in the Special Collection Room as per the library’s terms and conditions.

INFORMATION COMMONS

The library has number of computers available to access the library’s e-resources. Members are requested to adhere to the fair use of the computers and restrictions are in place for the use of personal software.

STUDY LOUNGES

The library is designed to provide a comfortable study space with study lounges and individual study carrels. Designated in two zones, the Quiet and the collaborative.

GROUP STUDY ROOMS

Group study rooms are available for MBRU Students and Faculty. Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.

TRAINING ROOM & MEETING ROOM

Library members may reserve the rooms subject to availability and using the online booking form. Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Notice of cancellation should be made as soon as possible.

FOOD AND DRINK

Food is not allowed anywhere in the Library. Drinks are only allowed with covered lid containers.

INCASE OF AN EMERGENCY

There are designated emergency personal on duty at all times, please follow the directions given by staff. If you are feeling unwell please note that we have a designated First Aid Room available on the Ground Floor of the building.   Please inform the library staff who will assist you.

Contact Us

Al Maktoum Medical Library
Building 14, Dubai Healthcare City
P.O Box 505055, Dubai UAE

Phone: 04-383 8802.
Email: library@mbru.ac.ae

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