The GUC Library is a basic part of the daily GUC academic & research life. Accordingly,
it offers a variety of collections that include textbooks, periodicals, references
(dictionaries, encyclopedias …etc.) and most up-to-date scientific and academic
online databases that give access to millions of primary sources for research purposes,
in addition to CDs that cover different disciplines and books in different fields.
Collections available are in German, English and Arabic as well as a small collection
The library is a member of the South-West Library Association in the State of Baden-Wurttemberg
in Germany, a member of Egyptian Libraries Association and a member of International
Committee of Libraries in Egypt; accordingly, the library is connected to the library's
network in the State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and the Egyptian Universities
Online Network with accessibility to its major online databases.
The library databases and online journals are all accessible throughout the entire
GUC Campus via wired or wireless connectivity, as well as off-campus using a valid
Proxy/ Log-In User Account.
The GUC Library is located in the (-1) Level of (C1) Building and has a seating
capacity of 220 seats in a pleasant surrounding offering an inviting space for reading,
in addition to more than 700 PC's (PC Pools) that are connected directly to the
Library and the availability of laptops and wireless technology throughout the campus
An introductory orientation tour to familiarize new students with the library use
is held at the beginning of every semester.
The Library is committed to provide first class service to the GUC Community and
support faculties’ curriculum through the provision of instructional and research
The GUC Library Membership and Accessibility is open for all its Under- and Post-Graduate
Students, as well as the GUC Academic and Administrative Staff. Currently, the library
has more than 6000 users classified as follows
- Students: Around 5500
- Faculty and Member Staff: Around 550
- MBA Students: Around 200
On average, the library receives around 15000 visitors per month; an average of
580 visits per day
items comprising of:
- Books and Textbooks
- References: dictionaries, encyclopedias…etc.
- CDs & DVDs
- Cassettes and Videos
In addition to Databases - main databases available are:
- Academic Search Complete
- Business Source Complete
- Academic Search Premier
- Business Source Premier
- Regional Business News
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISTA)
More than 1,100 titles in various fields – including Life Sciences Collection of
over 5.5 million pages.
More than 75,000 full text articles, 200,000 reviews from the world's leading management
journals, in addition to case studies, literature reviews, book reviews, conference
information, interviews and profiles
Further to the above, the library has access to the KIZ online library of Ulm -
Germany, where GUC members are recognized as a member of the network at Ulm and
may use services available in Ulm, especially e-journals.
The current system is KOHA, which offers functions such as cataloging, circulation,
acquisition, and library reports. The Catalog is offered to all users within GUC