At the centre of its activities, the Library’s vision is to have in place a favourable environment appropriate to providing an efficient, timely and user-tailored service. This conducive environment includes:
- Providing adequate space accommodation for both staff and users.
- Securing furniture for both users and staff.
- Providing an effective security system for the entire Library and its resource contents.
- Providing equipment for use by both staff and end-users.
- Securing binding materials and requisite equipment.
- Enhancing access to electronic resources.
- Establishing an efficient and reliable Internet connectivity for effective information access and document delivery.
- Staff skills upgrading through in-house training and retraining. As its major goal, the University Library focuses its attention on the improvement of access to current information through acquisition and accessing up-to-date information resources through any type of media.
To achieve this aim, the Library hopes to achieve priorities as follows:
- Security of information resources. In order to prevent break-ins, the Library had a security surveillance system installed in 2002. However, to reduce incidents of materials pilferage, the Library has set itself to acquire book detection systems for the Main and Branch libraries.
- Regularly acquire new books to replenish the old stock that had not been restocked in a long period.
- Establish a computer laboratory that would replace the old PCs that have been failing over time due to old age, and to make the PCs available to the user community.
- Enhance access to electronic information resources through an efficient and fast Internet connectivity.
- Continue restocking and servicing the Bindery Unit.