We would like to welcome all the new and returning students to the Library of October University for Modern Sciences and Arts. We all wish you a happy and successful new academic year. Our staff will be glad to sincerely help you gain the maximum benefit through using the Library resources. Should any of you have an inquiry, problem or any sort of inconvenience when attempting to use any of the Library resources, feel free to contact any of the Library team for help and support, you will all witness incredible growth and development of the MSA University Library. This will be reflected in the opening of a new State-of-the-Art Library in fall 2014. The book items are organized by subject using Classification Numbers. If you look up a book in our catalogue, you will be informed of its classification number (we use the Dewey Decimal scheme where every book has a 3-digit number that is usually followed by a decimal point and extension numbers to indicate its subject, Besides printed books and journals, the Library of MSA University subscribes to a growing number of electronic databases in which electronic versions of thousands of journals can be found. The Library team will be glad to help you to identify and use the electronic resources that you need for your studies. Training sessions will be held regularly to train the students on how to use the databases effectively. Such training will be scheduled as a part of your studies. The Library of October University for Modern Sciences and Arts services all of the faculties. All the functions and services of the Library are fully computerized and they are available to all faculty members, students and staff via the university's network.
MSA central library provides approximately 1,700 square meters, the central library is two-Floor with interior stair , The Library is furnished with a modern desks tables, benches and shelves of books, periodicals and graduation projects. The hall to view a capacity of about 800 Users, Central Library is equipped with central air conditioning, sound system and a special library and equipped with the latest communication rules of international specialized data devices. The Library also provided with computer devices which is high efficiency and connected courses. Internet access is available to all users of the students and members of the teaching staff and their assistants up to 125 device. * It is worth mentioning, the headquarters of October University for Modern Sciences and Arts fully covered Pal Wi Fi which access to the Internet, and various databases from anywhere at the university.
MSA Library Staff:
|Hatem Ahmed Ibraheem||Library Manager|
|Ahmed Abd El- Nasser||Assistant Library Manage|
|Ahmed Badawey||Libraries and information Specialist|
|Mohamed Refaat||Libraries and information Specialist|
|Medhat Mohamed||Libraries and information Specialist|
|Mustafa Shehab||Libraries and information Specialist|
|Hassan Hameed||Libraries and information Specialist|
|Omar Abd El-Aziz||Libraries and information Specialist|
1. Introduction: The aim of any library is to support the educational and research processes through the provision of the latest sources of information in different forms and in an organized manner that makes it convenient for the student/researcher to track the information he/she needs. To achieve this most effectively, the Library of MSA University is thriving on keeping pace with the latest developments in Information Management, Storage, Retrieval and Transmission. The Library tries to achieve this aim through achieving the following objectives:
Summarizing all of the above, the Library of October University for Modern Sciences and Arts has the following mission:
"To provide the best possible information services to the students and staff of MSA University using the most effective media, and to help students and staff derive the greatest benefit from the library's hybrid collection of printed and electronic resources".
QR Code Technology:
Welcome to MSA Library Catalog
Recently MSA library added a new service called QR Code,Now you can use Smart Library Catalog from any smart phone by reading the Library QR Code.To read QR Codes, you need a handheld device with a camera, web browser, and QR Code reader software (an app) from Google Play & App Store,
Android Devices: https://goo.gl/RDsf7T
Apple Devices: https://goo.gl/oZRbSU QR Code User Manual: 1- After downloading the QR Code reader application, scan the QR code for shelves or books at the library.
2- Follow the link you receive by QR Code reader to reach your result.
3- All results are automatically saved in QR Code reader History for quick retrieval. When you visit the University Library you will find all the library shelves with the QR codes by linking these codes to the library's automated system,You can access all bibliographic data for books and periodicals and see the book cover directly and quickly.
2. Our Policies 2.1. General
2.2. Borrowing Books
Two LE per book for each overdue working day during the first week after the return date stamped in the book. Any book overdue for more than 4 weeks will be considered lost, In such a case, the user will be charged its cost plus 25% of the current price of the book (with a minimum of 20 LE) to cover the administrative overheads. The previous overdue penalties will be added to the user's fees due at the end of the semester (if not paid before then). To help ensure that no student will disadvantages others by keeping books for long periods before examinations, penalty fees will be doubled for four weeks before University examinations and during the examination period. Penalties will also be doubled for the non-return of books that are recalled for the use of other readers.
3. Library Services: 3.1. Library Catalogue The Koha Library catalogue is part of the open source Library system that MSA University uses. You can use the catalogue to search for books by title, author, subject heading, or keyword. You can also combine 2 or more search fields to achieve more accurate results. Ask the library staff if you need more help with this. By clicking on the required book you will have more details on where you can find it. 3.2. Information Desk: The enquiry or information desk is meant to help users find the information they need regarding a specific subject. Questions can vary from simply asking about the availability of a book to questions about having articles about any Subject. 3.3. Reading and Studying Spaces: The individual study area is located on the Third & Fourth floor including electronic library lab on second floor of Building L This area is provided for reading and studying individually. Talking or using cellular phones is not allowed. 3.4. Computers and Printing: The Library provides 125 computer machines for the use of students and staff. The use of computers is restricted to accessing databases or internet access for academic work only. MSA Library also provides the facilities of printing and scanning. 3.5. Online Databases: EKB (Egyptian Knowledge Bank) is one of the largest national projects that is concerned with education in Egypt, it aims to provide a huge and diversified sources for knowledge and culture for free, to all Egyptians.It comes after contracting with several international publishing houses to publish their contents in all scientific and cultural disciplines, to have the system for the new Egyptian cultural revolution completed.
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet or direct connection. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially-designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, school, medical, corporate, and government libraries.
JSTOR is a growing digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR's archival journal collections include more than two thousand journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific journal collections are offered, covering more than 50 academic disciplines. We also offer access to more than 2 million digitized primary source objects.
Global Plants is a community-contributed database used by students and researchers worldwide.Global Plants lets herbaria share their plant type specimens, experts determine and update plant names, and students discover and learn about plants in context. The database is an essential resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies.
Aluka is an online digital library focusing on materials about Africa Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes for Art and design. Aluka's mission is to connect scholars from around the world by building a common platform that allows online collaboration and knowledge sharing. Aluka's audience is higher education and research communities worldwide. Using Aluka, you can explore the archaeology, history and culture of Africa through its heritage sites and landscapes.
Distinguished Projects List
View the distinguished graduation projects separately by each faculty with access to each Project using the QR code through the following links:
- Arts & Design
- Computer Sciences
- Management Sciences
- Mass Communication
In Addition to that, beside every graduation project is a QR in the top right corner that you can scan using your mobile phone to access the project on MSA's library to be able to review the whole project in full details.