Academic libraries are engines of scientific research that provide information resources and related services to staff and students. JUST Library avails access to a tremendous collection of printed and electronic materials in all branches of knowledge. The strategic plan of JUST library for 2009-2012 includes the vision of becoming distinguished in terms of resources and services and of being the leading core source of cultural and scientific knowledge and thought at the national and regional levels.
Library collection includes 180,000 books and 50,000 volumes of back issues of scientific journals that cover all fields of knowledge. Moreover, the library has an annual subscription to 69,000 eBooks, and has access to 41 databases including about 36,000 electronic journals in full text. All databases and library materials are available to students and faculty members at the university for free.
They can access these resources by making use of one unified and comprehensive index, which avails an effective search in all library resources. Library users can access these resources through the Library official website http://www.just.edu.jo/library from inside or outside the university.
The library provides the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) which is a circulation/return self-service enabling users to borrow and return library materials automatically and independently. Using the Document Delivery System (DDS) service, the electronic department staff in the library responds within 24 hours by email to researches’ requests for softcopies of published research articles. Furthermore, library users can borrow any library material via the Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service from public university libraries.
The library building is about 12,000 square meters, an area which hosts around 2500 library users at the same time. JUST Library follows the Library of Congress (LC) classification and Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) which enables users to access all bibliographic records to printed and electronic resources.