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About Library

About Library 

RCSI Bahrain Library & Learning Resource Center supports the learning, teaching, research and clinical activities of RCSI Bahrain.

Our experienced team of health information professionals provide advice and services ranging from expert search and retrieval, information and digital literacy skills development, research data management, bibliometric profiling, open access publishing and onsite and online services.

  • Opening Hours

RCSI Bahrain Library & Learning Resource Space opening hours is from 8 am to 10 pm sunday to thursday and 8 am to 10 pm on weekends. Library has been redesigned with all the social distancing and health and safety measures required to operate a safe learning environment. Access to seats and spaces needs prior approval and users can access space only for limited time.

If you have any questions please contact librarian@rcsi-mub.com.

  • Borrowing and Renewing

Borrowing services are available to RCSI Bahrain students and staff.

The Library’s comprehensive online collections are complemented by print collections. Students and staff have access to wider range of key textbooks (print and online), journals (print and online) and databases to support learning, teaching and research.

Borrowing policy

  • You can only borrow with  a valid ID card.
  • You are responsible for all items borrowed on your ID until they have been returned to the Library and the loan record has been cancelled. 
  • Reference only materials are for consultation within the Library.
  • The majority of the collection is available for borrowing. High demand items will be placed on short loan status to facilitate equal access.

Click & Collect Services

Due to the current COVID 19 situation the library has closed the bookstacks and access is restricted to library staff. All loan requests can be made through the Click & Collect services. It may take up to 72 hours to process your requests depending on the volume of requests or availability of items.

Books can be returned in the return boxes left outside the Library. Books will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are returned on the system and reshelved.

 

Loan quotas and lending period

Undergraduate Students

5 items

2 weeks

Postgraduate Students

5 items

4 weeks

Staff member

5 items

4 weeks

 

 

 

 

 

Fines

Library fines can be avoided by all users by returning or renewing items prior to the due date.

There is a charge of 0.100 fils per day per overdue book.

Lost books should be reported immediately to the Library team. Replacement charges for lost books are based on value of the item lost.

 

Replacement of lost books

You are responsible for a book borrowed in your name until it has been returned to the Library and the loan record has been cancelled. If you lose or damage a book you will be charged for its replacement. Lost books should be reported immediately to the Library team. Replacement charges for lost books are based on the value of the item lost.