cademic 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 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 190,000 books and 50,000 volumes of back issues of scientific journals that cover all fields of knowledge. Moreover, the library has active subscriptions to 360,000 eBooks, and has access to 58 databases including about 58,000 electronic journals in full text. All databases and library materials are available to students and faculty members at the university for free.
Library users can access these resources by making use of EDS, which is one unified and comprehensive index that avails an effective search in all library resources. They can access these resources from inside or outside the university through the Library official website http://www.just.edu.jo/library. Beside the free access computer labs equipped with 200 advanced computers, the full coverage of wireless internet service at the library building allows users to access these resources through their own laptops, iPads/Tablets and smartphones.
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 Jordanian public university libraries.
The library also has the Digital Library Assistant (DLA) service, which is employed to arrange and reshelve books. This device is also used for weeding purposes and searching for missing books.
The library building is about 12,500 square meters, an area that hosts around 2500 seated library users simultaneously. 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.