A global library

  • The Main Library has been a depository of UNESCO publications since 1979
  • A Regional Center for World Bank Publications since 2005
  • A support center in Palestine for the MINISIS library software since 1998.
  • In 2016, a United Nations depository library, making it part of an international network of more than 360 depository libraries in over 136 countries.

The Library gained the Effective External Relations & Awards for Quality, and  In 2011 and 2012, BZU’s Main Library achieved two accomplishments: its online catalog was adopted as one of the online catalogs provided to international libraries through the Web Classification service by the US Library of Congress, and the library became a member of the Unified Arab Catalog.

At the General Assembly of Electronic Information for Libraries coordinators, held in Sofia, Bulgaria in early November 2008, BZU’s library director was elected as the first Arab member of the advisory board.

Furthermore, BZU’s Main Library has developed gift and exchange relations with many libraries abroad, among them the Library of Congress  in Washington, DC, Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan, the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut, Lebanon, Abdel Hamid Shoman Library in Amman, Jordan, the Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Dubai, UAE and many other local libraries.

BZU’s Main Library was the first to introduce advanced technology by subscribing to critical databases in 2006, making them available to users and computerizing the library system in 1985.

The Main Library offers to its patrons, students and researchers various services among which have access to academic databases of e-books and full-text journals.