Library: Facts & Figures

9-2019

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

21 of which four are librarians by profession

Number of Volumes 179391
Number of Titles 149417
Titles in Arabic 63967
Titles in English 83460

Titles in French

1252

Titles in German

659

Titles in Other Languages

79
Title of ebooks 451678 (Elgaronline 289, EBSCO 145,510, ebrary 153867, Springer 138525, FA Davis 140, AL-Manhal 10307, CABI 645, Duke University e-books 2402)

Special Collection Materials (titles)

3788

Rare books

775

Pamphlets (materials below 50 pages)

4007  
Total Thesis 3004
Thesis in Arabic 1329 where 665 from BZU
Thesis in English 1666 where 447 from BZU
Thesis in French

6

Thesis in German 2
Thesis in Hebrew 1
Total Periodical Titles 1704
Current Subscriptions 175
Titles of Online Journals 38000
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 25040
Number of Borrowers 13015
Information Services Users 7560
Internet Users

8150

Online Catalogue Users

156075

External Users

114

 

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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