Library: Facts & Figures

April. 2018

Library Name Yusuf Ahmed Alghanim Library -Birzeit University Main Library
Date of Establishment 1924
Library Space 6128 Square Meters
Library is a Depository to Unesco Publications since 1979
Regional Center to World Bank Publications since 2005
Regional Center to United Nations Publications Since July 2016
Number of Staff

26 of which four are librarians by profession

Number of Volumes 175,888
Number of Titles 144,662
Titles in Arabic 61,606
Titles in English 81,080

Titles in French

1247

Titles in German

656
Title of ebooks 432557 (Elgaronline 289, EBSCO 145,510, ebrary 138741, Springer 138000, FA Davis 140, AL-Manhal 6830, CABI 645, Duke University e-books 2402)

Special Collection Materials (titles)

4559

Rare books

731

Pamphlets (materials below 50 pages)

4021  
Total Thesis 2704
Thesis in Arabic 1129 where 596 from BZU
Thesis in English 1566 where 429 from BZU
Thesis in French

7

Thesis in German 2
Total Periodical Titles 1852
Current Subscriptions 140
Titles of Online Journals 35000
Newspapers 5
Titles on Microfilm 14 (Old Palestinian Newspapers)
Titles on Microfiche 26 (Educational Journals)
Titles on CD-ROM 38
Online Databases 67 where 33 is by subscription
Stacks System Open Stacks
Classification System Library of Congress Classification System
Computer System Minisis/M2L application
Library is a support Center to Minisis Since 1999
Cataloging Rules Anglo -American Cataloging Rules / 2nd edition 

Desktop Online services since Nov. 2005

Type of Catalogue Online -Catalogue
Library Users

University Community (Students, Faculty + Staff)

  Students from Palestinian Universities
Researchers
Palestinian Community at large
 School Students

Those statictics in the period from 1-9-2016 to 31-1-2017

Number of Checked-out Books 19001
Number of Borrowers 9940
Information Services Users 7374
Internet Users

7260

Online Catalogue Users

150801

External Users

183

 

Number of Floors 4
Conference Rooms + Classrooms 3
Reading Areas + Halls 7 (700 seats)
Study Carrels 12
Number of Computers For Users

80 PC's

Number of Computers for Staff

32 PC's + 2 LAPTOPS

Computer Lab. 1
Number of Printers

10

Microfilm Reader 3
Microfiche Reader

7

Microforms Reader +Printer 1
Television 1
DVD Player 1
Video 2
Projector 1
Monitoring Cameras 30
Library Postal Address Birzeit University -P.O.Box "14" Birzeit - Palestine
Phone

+970-2-2982006

Fax

+970-2-2982901

Email librarian@birzeit.edu
Webpage library.birzeit.edu/library

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