Library: Facts & Figures

Jan. 2017

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

28 of which four are librarians by profession

Number of Volumes 170202
Number of Titles 141575
Titles in Arabic 59477
Titles in English 80148

Titles in French

1233

Titles in German

659
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

668

Pamphlets (materials below 50 pages)

3223  
Total Thesis 2586
Thesis in Arabic 1038 where 545 from BZU
Thesis in English 1540 where 389 from BZU
Thesis in French

7

Thesis in German 2
Total Periodical Titles 1840
Current Subscriptions 152
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 61 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 13671
Number of Borrowers 6975
Information Services Users 4870
Internet Users

4950

Online Catalogue Users

80188

External Users

87

 

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
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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