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Zayed University Libraries Fall 2021

Guidelines for Fall 2020 Library Operations

Zayed University Libraries Fall 2021 Operational Guidelines

Dear Zayed University community and visitors of the ZU libraries:

As Zayed University resumes campus activities under the guidance of the UAE government for the Fall 2021, libraries on both campuses have developed guidelines below to continue to provide services as well as access to resources and space to our users.

This is a broad outline of our plan for the Fall 2021 library operations. As situation the continues to develop and we receive guidance from the government and the university administration, we will modify and adjust the plan as needed.

Our dedicated Library and Learning Commons team is fully committed to supporting the teaching, learning, and research activities at the university and beyond during this challenging time. We look forward to working with you and continuing to serve your needs.  

Lilian Li

Director, Library and Learning Commons

Library Hours

Please find our service hours here


We have implemented physical distancing and sanitizing measures to ensure the health and safety of our users.

  • Masks need to be worn at all times inside the libraries.
  • Seating capacity has been reduced to ensure proper distancing.
  • Library computers are not accessible to minimize surfaces that require cleaning. Please bring your laptop and any other technology that you plan to use.
  • Printing is available. Please adhere to proper hygiene practice before and after use.
  • Photocopying and scanning is available in Abu Dhabi only. In Dubai, please use the Business Center.

Library group study rooms are open for booking, with the following procedures:

  • To book a study room please visit ( 
  • Maximum of 2 hours allocated per booking for each study room.
  • The study room should be cleared immediately after the allocated time (2 hours) are over, so the room can be cleaned and sanitized for the next booking.
  • Maximum two people in a room at any given time.
  • Maintain social distancing and regularly sanitize your hands.


Print collections

  • Print collections are accessible during library operation hours. When browsing, please adhere to proper hygiene practice before and after the use.
  • To facilitate access to print collections, if preferred, users can make a request and our staff members will retrieve the material for you to pick up in the library during the operation hours.
  • We also offer scanning services where a chapter or portion of the materials can be scanned and emailed to you. Make a request here.
  • All circulating print collections will be quarantined for 7 days before returning to shelves.
  • Checked out materials can be returned to the drop boxes located by AUH Male Gate 8, AUH Female Gate 9, and DXB (Administration entrance), or inside of the libraries during our operation hours.

Electronic resources: all electronic resources, article databases can be accessed online either on campus or off campus

Information Literacy Instruction

Information literacy instruction is conducted face-to-face or online via the university online instruction platform.

Our liaison librarians can join classes or host an Information Literacy session. They can also create an online Research Guide to support course assignments and student learning. Please get in touch with our liaison librarians for support.

Interlibrary Loan Services, for obtaining access to resources not held by ZU libraries

  • ​​​​​​E-content (book chapters, journal articles) is delivered via email.
  • Physical book delivery from a lending library is not available until further notice.
  • Interlibrary Loan Request form:

External Users (alumni, community borrowers, and research affiliates)