UMST Library


Opening Hours

Saturday           8am – 11pm
Sunday              8am – 11pm
Monday             8am – 11pm
Tuesday             8am – 11pm
Wednesday       8am – 11pm
Thursday           8am – 11pm
Friday                Closed

Note:. During Ramadan, the library takes
an hour off at 6pm and resumes its work until 11pm.

Click to view the UMST Library Regulations

Head Librarian, Mr Altayeb Mohamed Hashim

The library was established together with the first faculty in 1996 and then progressed smoothly in concordance with the increase in the number of faculties, students and their requirements. It covers the area of 408 square metres. The library works for 14 continuous hours, starting at 8am and closes at 11pm. The library is also used to answer student’s needs on weekends and holidays when necessary.

The library staff is comprised of the head librarian and six staff members. Four of them are specialised in libraries and information sciences.

Library collections contains over 5,000 text and reference books, 26 medical periodical titles, World Health Organization’s publications, students graduation researches, and past examination papers, in addition to CD’s, video tapes and albums. The library is also connected to the internet so users can benefit from its services. The library holding covers all fields required by faculties curriculum, including medicine, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, public health, pharmacology, diseases, surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, pediatrics’, obstetrics and gynecology, computer sciences, management sciences and engineering.

The library museum collected sum models of surgical operation created in the academy’s teaching hospital and saved them for educational purposes, in addition to anatomical bone models. Students with the highest attendance will be given the library bonus award every semester to encourage students to stay in the library as much as they can. The main library contains more than 7,000 books and references and is organized on open shelves with room for 20% of the entire student body at any time. There are two halls for scientific discussion and two museums – one for pathology another for anatomy and dissection. There is an electronic library with free internet and computer services for students. There are two additional libraries, one in the Academic Charity Hospital and one in Al Banjadeed Hospital.

Access UMST’s Digital library to view the books, journals and publications available.