The University of Jordan Library :: Amman ::UJ,
Departments and Divisions of UJ Library

Information Department: includes Four divisions

Computer Applications and Databases Division

this division supervises planning, analysis, coordination of automation, communication and online library systems, including library programming such as library websites and other software required by the library. In addition to supervising the Integrated Library System (Horizon), this division is also the coordinator between the library and the Information Technology Center at University. It also supervises the design and modification of the library website, And the printing of the barcode for all library holdings, in addition to the implementation of the electronic theses archiving  project, and making them available through the These and Dissertations electronic database which is available in a special research laboratory

This division has the task of providing subscriptions to electronic databases and make them available to the users on the website according to the need of scientific and humanitarian faculties of the University, This division also provides the periodicals and newspapers, Arab and foreign, through the purchase or gift and the necessary technical procedures for the data entery, indexing, classification, and binding of those serials

Division of Archiving and MicroFilms

This division provides a rare collection of knowledge resources from manuscripts, books, Arabic and foreign newspapers, old and modern, and records of Islamic courts. The Division undertakes projects for archiving of newspapers and documents electronically and providing search and photocopying services to all library users

Division of Theses Deposit Center

theses that are approved from universities that are members in the Association of Arab Universities are deposited in this division

Follow-Up and Technichal Support Division

theses that are approved from universities that are members in the Association of Arab Universities are deposited in this division

Technical Department: includes three divisions

 Acquisition Division

this Division is responsible for the acquisition of library materials in different forms. Acquisition is done through purchase, gift and exchange arrangements.The Division is also responsible for maintaining the records of library materials in the library system

Division of cataloging and Classification  

The task of this division is to catalog the information resources (books, , Theses..etc) received from the Acquisition Division and classify them according to Dewey Decimal System, and enter the bibliographic information of those materials in the cataloging and classification computerized system that is prepared for this purpose. The process of affixing encrypted barcode vouchers to books and writing on their heels in preparation for placing them on the library shelves is within the reach of researchers

 Binding and Restoration Division

The main task of this division is to repair and binding of library materials through the modern binding lab, which was established in the UJ library as a donation from Dar Al-Mandumah, this division is also responsible for organization of the materials that need to be delivered and received to and from the binding lab using the form of computerized lists


Department of Services : includes three divisions

: Division of Circulation and Sub-halls

This division is responsible for everything related to borrowing and returning of books, in addition to organizing and follow-up the transactions of personal and official subscriptions in the library in accordance with the official instructions issued by the University. The library uses the Integrated Library System (Horizon), which provides a Union Catalog for search and retrieval that enables the researcher to search the holdings of all government university libraries using one single interface, those libraries are members in the Center Of Excellence for Jordanian Public University Library System

The library follows the open shelving system and an automated lending and borrowing system. The SelfCheck Loans Machines are available in the Division, which allows students to borrow books without any assistance. The division also organizes the collection of the library on the shelves according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. It also organizes and supervises the group of 10 reading rooms (sub-halls) which are distributed among the university faculties to serve their specializations and enrich their collections in coordination with the library liaison officers. The loan department contributes to the training of students in libraries and information science

: Reference, Depository & Special Collection Division

This division includes the basic sourcebooks for researchers such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, manuals, biographies and references in all disciplines and in different languages arranged and available for use in the following halls within the library: Al-Bukhari Hall, Ibn Khaldun Hall and Nasser Eddin Al-Assad Hall, in addition to the supervision of the free reading room where students can be seated as groups and group discussions.

: Also This division includes the information resources of particular national, cultural and heritage importance, including the following collections

-      Hashemite Collection: It includes publications and studies that talk about Jordan in various fields, and a special place of the Hashemite family books and sources that speak about its history, achievements and everything related to it.

-      Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) Collection: contains publications dealing with Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem), and a collection of some Hebrew studies and the Palestinian question.

-      Special Collections: include rare books printed before 1930, and valuable books and valuable books to keep them from damage.

-      The Limited Circulation Collection: contains rare books that are used for special request.

-      The United Nations Publications Depository Center: contains publications of the United Nations, its agencies, institutions, various organizations and archives of universities.