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The CUCA Library is committed to providing and promoting adequate information to students and faculty in providing transformative teaching, and research as well as to strengthen and enhance the service of the College.
The library promotes academic growth and vision by developing collections, and facilitating access to information resources, effective use of information resources and critical evaluation skills.
CUCA Library aims to create a friendly environment that encourage learning for all students and faculty members, by giving access to a wide range of information. Assist the students with the 21st-century skills, and the attributes they need to embrace change and participate constructively in the global society of a rapidly changing world.
The Library of Congress Classification (LC). It is used by most research and academic libraries in the U.S. and several other countries and the one being use at CUCA Library.
The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) The classification was invented by Herbert Putnam in 1897, just before he assumed the librarianship of Congress. It was designed specifically for the purposes and collection of the Library of Congress to replace the fixed location system developed by Thomas Jefferson.
LCC uses a mixed alphanumeric notation of the Roman capital letters, Arabic numerals, and a dot (.) to construct call numbers. A single letter denotes a main class and most subclasses are designated by double letters.
Book title: Uncensored War: The Media and Vietnam
Author: Daniel C. Hallin
Call Number: DS559.46 .H35 1986
The first two lines describe the subject of the book. DS559.45 = Vietnamese Conflict
The third line often represents the author’s last name. H = Hallin
The last line represents the date of publication.
CUCA library uses a library system called Liberty This is the system that we are using for the Circulation Section and Cataloging Section of the Library. This system has user interface where the students and faculty members can send request for renewal via email and they receive reminders of the book’s due date. They can also access the database anywhere via http://library.cuca.ac.ae/liberty/libraryHome.do
General Section Books
All the books that can be found in the General Section can be checked out of the Library. These includes subjects from A-Z based on Library of Congress Classification with the exception of law books. The general collection can be found at the 1st Floor of the Main Library.
Law Books Collection
CUCA library offers a wide-range of collection (books, articles and theses) pertaining to laws of the UAE and international laws. These books can be found at the 2nd Floor of the Main Library
v Reference Materials
The reference materials are not allowed to be checked-out of the library and these are the following:
|Sunday – Saturday||9:30 AM to 9:30 PM|
The Library is open Sunday through Saturday during the hours noted above according to the library handbook. There are library staff available to assist you anytime. The Library will be closed on legal holidays, during authorized all-school activities, and special all-school events.
College Library Patrons
|Enrolled Students||2||7 days|
Library Borrowing Rules
We are using a library software called LIBERTY for the check-out system.
If the Librarian is not available, please wait until she returns at her desk.
Books are not to be carried out of the Library unless they have been properly checked out. Any deviation from this regulation may result in severe fines or in cancellation of Library privileges.
Other Borrowing/Library Rules:
WORD OF ADVICE: Never check out material in your name for someone else unless you are willing to be held liable. If material is lost you will be held responsible. If borrowed by you and loaned to another person you are still responsible. It is not the librarian’s duty to track the chain of borrowers from you to someone else. Return the items to the library for the other person to borrow.