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 About the Univeristy Libraries

The subsidiary libraries at PNU are located in the following locations:

1- College of Computer Sciences and Information Technology Library. 
2- College of Science Library.
3- College of Management and Business Administration Library.
4- College of Education Library.
5- College of Fine Arts and Design Library.
6- College of Languages and Translation Library.
7- College of Arts Library.
8- College of Social Services Library.
9- Arabic Language Institute Library.
10- College of Nursing Library.
11- College of Pharmacy Library.
12- College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Library .
13- College of Dentistry Library.
14- Community College Library.
15- College of Medicine Library.
16- Preparatory Year Deanship Library.
17- College of Home Economics Library.

Provided Services 

1- Loaning Services
 Loaning is one of the most important public services provided by university libraries. It is one of the important indicators of library effectiveness and its relationship with the community. It is also a good standard for measuring the effectiveness of libraries in the provision of services and objective achievement. Therefore, the subsidiary libraries management provides autonomous loaning services within libraries to facilitate the loaning process. Library loaning services include:
a. Internal reading
b. External loaning
c. Renewing loans
d. Reserving books
e. Loaned books follow-up and tracking
f. Mutual loaning 

2- Reference Services
Reference services in subsidiary libraries are divided into two main sections:
a. Direct reference services, which include answering reference questions posed by beneficiaries, guiding and directing them within the library, and educating and training them on the use of different references.
b. Indirect reference services, which include selection of appropriate references and making them available for the department, arrangement of references on shelves and returning them to the right location, and reviewing the available references and reference service provided.
3. Current Awareness Services
These services involve reviewing newly available documents and various resources in libraries and information centers, selection of materials relevant to the needs of beneficiaries, and recording these materials in order to inform beneficiaries of their availability at the library.
Selective dissemination of information is the most important current awareness service. It aims to keep the beneficiaries aware of recent developments and achievements in their specializations and thematic interests determined and amended by the beneficiary from time to time. The most important feature of the selective dissemination of information and current awareness service is the need to use the computer for submission.
4. Online Search Services
It is a system to retrieve information immediately and directly through the computer and terminals, which provides researchers with machine-readable information stored on information systems, databanks and databases.
5. Photocopying Service
This is one of the basic and essential services provided in libraries. This service preserves and reduces the theft and damage of library materials. The subsidiary library management has provided auto-photocopying machines inside the subsidiary libraries to facilitate photocopying.
6. Beneficiary Training Services
This service involves training the beneficiaries on how to use the different sources and services provided by these libraries. The Deanship for Library Affairs dedicates considerable attention to this service.