We would like to welcome all the new and returning students to the Library of October University for Modern Sciences and Arts. We all wish you a happy and successful new academic year. Our staff will be glad to sincerely help you gain the maximum benefit through using the Library resources. Should any of you have an inquiry, problem or any sort of inconvenience when attempting to use any of the Library resources, feel free to contact any of the Library team for help and support, you will all witness incredible growth and development of the MSA University Library. This will be reflected in the opening of a new State-of-the-Art Library in fall 2014.
The book items are organized by subject using Classification Numbers. If you look up a book in our catalogue, you will be informed of its classification number (we use the Dewey Decimal scheme where every book has a 3-digit number that is usually followed by a decimal point and extension numbers to indicate its subject, Besides printed books and journals, the Library of MSA University subscribes to a growing number of electronic databases in which electronic versions of thousands of journals can be found.
The Library team will be glad to help you to identify and use the electronic resources that you need for your studies. Training sessions will be held regularly to train the students on how to use the databases effectively. Such training will be scheduled as a part of your studies. The Library of October University for Modern Sciences and Arts services all of the faculties. All the functions and services of the Library are fully computerized and they are available to all faculty members, students and staff via the university's network.
Using the Online Catalog
To get started, just fill in the blank on the search bar above with what you want to find and click GO. If there is something specific that you wish to find, like an author or a title, you can use the drop down menu to the left of the search line to select that specific area. You can also use the advanced search feature to help zero in on what you are looking for.
Two LE per book for each overdue working day during the first week after the return date stamped in the book.
Any book overdue for more than 4 weeks will be considered lost, In such a case, the user will be charged its cost plus 25% of the current price of the book (with a minimum of 20 LE) to cover the administrative overheads.
The previous overdue penalties will be added to the user's fees due at the end of the semester (if not paid before then).
To help ensure that no student will disadvantages others by keeping books for long periods before examinations, penalty fees will be doubled for four weeks before University examinations and during the examination period.
Penalties will also be doubled for the non-return of books that are recalled for the use of other readers.