Lending and Reference

​Taking a book on loan

All users registered with the Library are entitled to borrow materials. Details on registration and lending privileges are explained in the Rules page

Information Desk 

Library staff is available at the information desk during opening hours to assist you in finding materials in the library, provide assistance for IT and printing facilities and answer enquiries regarding your library account.

Term & Research Papers Assistance

AKU-ISMC Library operates on an informal basis with librarians available to help students, staff and visitors with queries on an ad-hoc basis. For in-depth research questions, users can email us to book an appointment with one of the librarians. Please let us know the nature of your enquiry and what you need to research so the librarians can do some preparation beforehand. 

Information Literacy

Induction sessions to the library are held for new students during orientation week at the beginning of the programme. 

Classic Catalogue

  • ​​​Available here
  • ​Search and​ browse the physical items in the library collection
  • ​Administer your library account

  • View course readings that are available in the library

  • Place holds on items currently on loan

  • Send requests, enquiries and feedback

  • Create personalised lists and bibliographies of items you are interested in

  • View information about the library and the Institutes

Discovery Catalogue
  • Available here
  • Search and browse physical and electronic items in the library collection
  • Access ​our collection of electronic resources​ (journals, databases, etc.)

​If you require help with any of the above services do not hesitate to contact any member of staff​