Libraries & Information Services Center
About the Center
Since its inception in 1972, the Arab Academy for Science & Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) saved no effort in supporting the educational process. And because academic libraries play a major role in supporting educational activities and enriching the academic life of students and faculty members, AASTMT established a specialized library in order to make use of the information published in different media. The Library of AASTMT is considered one of the most sophisticated libraries in Egypt that serves both AASTMT’s academic community and visiting scholars and researchers.
Due to the change in the role libraries play in the information field in general, and the academic field in particular, the Library's name changed to "Libraries & Information Services Center"; A change that was crucial due to the emergence of new information resources in addition to books, and the growing reliance on diverse information sources that meet users' information needs.
The Center serves the academic community in all branches of the Academy. It consists of the Main Library, Architecture Library, Nautical Library, Logistics Library, Management Library, Graduate School of Business (GSB) Library in Alexandria, Graduate School of Business (GSB) Library in Sheraton, Sheraton Engineering Library, Sheraton Management & Logistics Library, Dokki Management & Logistics Library, Library of Graduate Studies in International Transport & Logistics, and Aswan's branch Library.
The 12 libraries are all connected through online interactive terminals to ensure easy access to center’s in-house database. In order to offer a distinguished information service, the Center established an integrated information system that facilitates direct search through a computerized catalog, bibliographic databases on CD-ROMs and through direct connection to the Internet.
The Main Library
The Main Library in Abu-Qir campus mainly serves the College of Engineering and Technology, in addition to performing all technical activities of acquisition and cataloging of all information media. The Main Library comprises a selected collection of books and references in different engineering specializations, in addition to Periodicals, Dissertations, Projects, Electronic Journals, and Databases on CD-ROM.
The Main Library building consists of 3 floors. The building has undergone a development process that added to the pre-established facilities. The Main Library can host (300) users at the same time.
The first floor comprises the references, periodicals, projects and dissertations. It also comprises a computer lab for lecturers and graduate students to retrieve information from the Internet, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), and e-journals subscribed to by the Library.
The second floor comprises English books in the fields of: Mechanical, Marine, Construction, and Industrial Engineering. A computer lab is also available for undergraduate students, in addition to a photocopy unit.
The third floor comprises English and Arabic books. English books are in the fields of: Computer, Electrical, and Electronic Engineering and Basic & Applied Sciences, in addition to a photocopy unit.
The Main Library comprises a selected collection of books and references in different engineering fields. Its collection consists of (25000) books, (100) Print Periodicals, (550) Dissertations, and (600) Projects, In addition to Full-Text e-journals and dissertations.