The Medical Library
The university has established an advanced Medical Library, which is considered as a specialized part of the University Library. More than 2500 (two thousand and five hundred) modern medical books have been added to it, in addition to subscribing to 22 specialized universal medical journals. The library is also connected to Internet Services and supplied with modern computers and other auxiliary devices. The Library is in continuous development due to the persistent efforts, such that it would be a distinguishable medical library in the Southern region of the country. Its doors are open to visits by all doctors working for Ministry of Health or attending postgraduate studies, and to research workers in the South of the Kingdom, so that they can all benefit from its services. This is in addition to its services to the present attending students of the College of Medicine and the College of Nursing.
College members and students have access to thousands of medical books and journals through the data base of the main library. This access can be done within the University campus and from outside the campus. The main library of Mutah University has annual subscription with international medical and non-medical web sites that allow browsing thousands of journals and books with full-text downloads.
Examples of these web sites:
1. Dissertations and Thesis full text (http://proquest.umi.com/login)
2. E- books (http://site.ebrary.com/lib/mutahu)
3. Oxford Handbooks Online (http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com)
4. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (http://www.ovid.com)
5. Books @Ovid (http://www.ovid.com)
6. LWW Total Access Collection (http://www.ovid.com)
7. Evidence Base Medicine Reviews (http://www.ovid.com)
The main university library is open from 8:30 a.m. – 7.30 p.m. on weekdays. Special section is allocated for the basic sciences medical books and textbooks. Other than the main library, a branch library is present in the college of nursing to serve both the medical and nursing students. Clinical sciences books and textbooks are allocated in this branch library to serve medical students having their medical teaching in the Clinical Science Building. The main library is air-conditioned and has photocopying facilities. Both the main and the branch libraries have computers and internet facilities.
Large reading room is available in the new Basic Science Building which is about 100 m2. This room is fully furnished and is available as a study room to students. Also,it is equipped with wireless computer connection for direct use by students and connection of laptops with the main library data base. Equipments for modern video conference room are available in the new Basic Sciences Building. This will facilitate live video connection with the University of Jordan and its university hospital in the near future and similar centres.