About Us

The University Libraries were founded early in the establishment of UAE University, during the 1977-78 academic year. The goal of the University Libraries was to make information resources available to faculty members, students and community users, to participate in the country's development and to assist in solving the various problems of a growing nation. In the beginning, the Dewey Decimal Classification was adopted and the work in Cataloging and Public Services was done using traditional manual methods. Regulations were first issued in June 1979, to authorize these services.
In 1988, the libraries began a new phase by automating some services, and established, with the aid of the Computer Center, an automated system for circulation. In 1990 the University was reorganized, and the Libraries Administration became the University Libraries Deanship. In 1992, the Libraries Deanship launched a major project to modernize its services, as well as to minimize cost and manpower requirements, by adopting a fully integrated library system that would both meet the needs of research and support the Deanship's bibliographic standard. This plan led to two major achievements that took up most of the decade of the 90s, which are:

  • Conversion of all library holdings from Dewey Decimal Classification to the Library of Congress system.
  • Entering the data from these holdings into a bilingual database.
The University Libraries include these locations:
  • Zayed Library, which serves all students and faculty, as well as outside users
  • Main Library (Crescent Building), for faculty, staff and students.
  • Falaj Library for men only