Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Library Services

- 2019/11/18

Information Services:

  • Circulation.
  • Training and Information Awareness.
  • Reference Service.
  • Shelving.


  • Registering details of new beneficiaries.
  • Loaning items.
  • Returning items.
  • Arranging restored items in shelving carts.
  • Preparing the beneficiary disclaimer.
  • Redeeming personal items, according to their types.
  • Sealing the beneficiary’s disclaimer form.

Training and Information Awareness:

  • Planning and scheduling training courses for the beneficiaries, especially in the field of searching the library's index or the available information database.
  • Creating guiding illustrations for the procedures and processes inside the library.
  • Holding courses on the systems applied in the library, such as those related to circulation, indexing, and research.

Reference Service:

  • Receiving and responding to inquiries sent by the beneficiaries.
  • Assisting the beneficiary by accurately explaining the references he needs and how to find information related to the research topic.
  • Identifying information sources (traditional and digital) that can be referred to in order to reply to the query of the beneficiaries.


  • Collecting and classifying the information items retrieved by the beneficiaries.
  • Reshelving the books in the correct places, according to classification number.
  • Guiding the beneficiaries to the places of books on the shelves, according to classification numbers.
  • Referring items that need restoration and rebinding to the university, for the necessary procedures to be taken.

Technical Procedures:

Indexing and classification:

  1. Classifying the items not listed in the circulation system.
  2. Downloading and copying the bibliographical versions on the automatic system, followed by indexing.
  3. Setting up call numbers.
  4. Reviewing the number of copies and folders.
  5. Making sure of the type of the periodical (arabic book, master's thesis, or electronic book).
  6. Validating the barcode.
  7. Checking the condition of the item and its correct position.
  8. Checking the entry of the source of the item and its price.


  • Scanning the item with the barcode reader.
  • Printing the item's spine.
  • Affixing the item's spine tag.
  • Attaching the protective sticker to the item's spine.
  • Changing and renewing old spines.