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The mission of the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government library is to support teaching, research, and lifelong learning by utilizing the best possible resources and latest information technologies.

The library aims to be a knowledge resource center for the region on issues related to public policy and administration. The library has established the following specific objectives in order to achieve the above stated mission:

  • Develop a core collection of materials such as books, periodicals, and electronic resources to cater for the academic and research needs of the School
  • Employ highly qualified and experienced staff to effectively manage its resources and services
  • Develop strong relationships with local and regional libraries for inter-library resource sharing;
  • Respond to the diverse and changing needs of its faculty, staff, students and researchers by utilizing the best information technology infrastructure and knowledge resources; and,
  • Provide information literacy programs to enhance lifelong learning in a knowledge-based economy.

Mobile App

We have two mobile apps to search the library catalog and are available in iOS and Android.

Online Access

Access to the above databases is based on IP authentication. All MBRSG registered library users have unlimited access on the campus network including the wi-fi. Please contact the librarian for individual user ID and Passwords to access these resources remotely or through your mobile devices.

 Services:
 
  • Open Learning Resources
The library is equipped with latest computers providing access to the Internet, Microsoft Applications, and Statistical Databases. These computers are also connected to the central printing services.
  • Reference and Lending Services
Library provides active reference and lending services during operating hours. Readers are encouraged to consult the librarian to locate the desired material and lending books.
  • Inter-Library Cooperation
If a particular article or research paper is not found in our subscribed databases, the library can acquire it through its inter-library lending network. Please forward your inquiries on document delivery services to the librarian. Your request will be responded with 24 hours.
  • Information Literacy Skills  
Library has an active information literacy skills enhancement program. The program enables students to improve their information literacy skills for lifelong learning. It helps them find, evaluate, and use the needed information effectively.
 

Library Collections

The library has development very specialized, high quality, and up-to-date collection of more than 6000 books. The books cover subject areas related to public policy and public administration. Some of the main subject areas are:

  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Electronic Government
  • Public Finance & Economics
  • Ethics in Public administration
  • Research Methods
  • Political Science
  • Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Knowledge Management
  • Middle Eastern Studies, and so on.

A separate section is established to support the leadership initiative. This section consists of the best books on leadership from leading publishers.

Lending Privileges

Students

6 books each for 2 weeks

 
Faculty

8 books each for 1 month

 
Research Associates

8 books each for 1 month

 
Staff

4 books each for 2 weeks

 
Lending Rules
  • Users must produce a valid MBRSG ID card to borrow books
  • Periodicals, current and back issues, are not to be issued
  • Reference books cannot be borrowed and taken out of the library
  • A user may renew a book if it is not requested by any other user
  • A fine of 1.00 DH per day may be imposed if an item is not
  • Returned within the due date.
  • Lost or damaged material will have to be paid by the user
General Rules
  • All users are expected to observe silence and keep their mobiles in silent mode so that other readers do not feel distracted.
  • Copyright laws are strictly observed while making potocopies of any materials.

Electronic Resources

 
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