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Resources & Facilities

The university provides  students and faculty in all academic departments essential educational facilities and resources. These include:
  • Research halls
  • Libraries
  • Audiovisual labs (for Quran recitation)
  • Computer labs


Research Hall and Library

In addition to the university's two libraries, the College of Sharia and Islamic studies has two specialized libraries, one on the men's campus and the other on the women's campus. Each library contains a large collection of reference books, periodicals, translations of foreign books, as well as audiovisual materials. These resources are essential for required and further readings for all majors offered by the college. All libraries are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The main mission of the library is to support the learning process and to meet the academic needs of the college, students and faculty. It also facilitates scientific research and contains special collections of references.

The library currently contains over 1800 registered titles on the men's campus, and over 2000 titles on the women's campus. There are texts on jurisprudence, history, Quran interpretation, Quran studies, hadith, hadith studies, biographies, ethics, etc…Outstanding senior projects are regularly added to the libraries' collection, thus giving all students the chance to benefit from this wealth of research materials.

The library is also an essential part of the learning process as it is used as a place for research and "takhreej" (investigating or researching a hadith), a compulsory course in the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies. It is also used as a lecture hall for the aforementioned course; it is also the place where practical applications and tests of this course are given. Our faculty arrange library visits which allow students to read books on jurisprudence, interpretation of the Quran, hadith, etc., each according to his/her specialization and the requirements of the courses they are taking.

Moreover, faculty of both departments in the college (Department of Foundations of Religion and Department of Jurisprudence and its Foundations) provide the library with their own books and scientific research studies. The "Al-Kitab and Al-Sunna" organization, which is part of the college, also supplies the library with copies of its publications.

Library resources facilitate and support scientific research and academic study. Therefore, the Library Committee prepares annual reports on the performance and the requirements of the library. Recommendations are made regularly in order to guarantee that the library collections are updated, and that the needs of the students are met. Furthermore, the committee regularly visits book fairs and uses a specially allocated budget to enrich the library with new items. A copy of every book held by the library is available on both the men’s and women’s campuses.


Audiovisual Lab (Recitation Lab)
 
There are two recitation labs in the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies, one on the men's and another on the women's campus. The purpose of this lab is to facilitatecommunication among students and between students and faculty. All audiovisual labs are fully equipped.


Computer Lab
 
The College of Sharia and Islamic Studies has two computer labs for sharia and law students (one on the men's and another on the women's campus). Each computer lab is fully equipped with 25 computers, printers, and other necessary equipment.
Students use the computer lab facilities to conduct research and work on their projects. They use University of Sharjah website to access Blackboard, use My UDC, which is their course registration system, check their e-mails, and surf the internet. To support academic studies, he college provides students with a variety of relevant programs such as "Jawame' Al-Kelm" and "Al-Jame' Al-Kabeer",which are installed on all computers in the lab and are used by undergraduate and graduate students.
The computer lab also hosts workshops for faculty members, such as the Blackboard training workshop. Many faculty members give lectures in the computer labs, especially to train students to use Blackboard. In addition, the Deanship of Student Affairs coordinates with the college during student council elections, which take place in the computer lab through the university website.