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Library Director Speech

Zarqa University’s library was established side by side with the inauguration of the university, at the beginning of the academic year 1994-1995, as a response to the objectives of the university represented by supporting scientific research, backing up syllabuses and serving local community. This can be achieved through providing information for beneficiaries. Arising from the higher administration’s faith in the importance of the library, a highly developed library equipped with required technology was established so it can be one of the leading universities with computerized systems in Jordan. To keep up with the Information technology development, the library subscribed to data bases, such as Access pharmacy, Ebrary , EBSCO and SPRINGER, purchased a collection of CD’s, Video tapes and Cassettes, provided web search services for free and established three modern computer labs to this end. Believing in the importance of cooperation between libraries, ZU’s library dedicates and exchanges books with many relevant foundations inside and outside Jordan. Moreover, the library is keen on holding professionally specialized training courses in the Library and Information Science to qualify its staff members, and providing all local community’s foundations with this service. Such as schools and public libraries in Zarqa City. Within its plan to spread knowledge and education, , ZU’s library seeks to boost scientific research and setup an educational intrastructure with the highest standards to prepare a generation of leaders for future and promote community’s knowledge as ZU’s library don’t look back to imitate its counterparts, but looks forward to be in the lead. Thus an e-library is being prepared in all fields of knowledge , comprising a chosen valuable collection of e-books and e-periodicals .