ktech Online Library

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About the Library

Mission

The mission of the ktech Library is to deliver accurate, quality, and timely information, resources and innovative services to its students, faculty, and staff in support of the research, and academic missions of the College.

Vision

Goals

In order to carry out its mission, the ktech Library pursues several major goals:

ktech's E-Resources

British Council Digital Library Click Here
E-Books

Click Read more to see a list of a selection of free eBook platforms. Although free downloading is available copyright terms still need to be observed

ebook name Link Access Description
Directory of Open Access Books Click Here Free The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Search, browse and download from a large selection of eBooks.
eScholarship Editions Click Here Free The collection includes over 2,000 eBooks from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. More than 500 of these are available for free download. Content is free for non-commercial use.
InTechOpen Click Here Free More than 2,400 books across engineering, physical sciences, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
OAPEN.org Click Here Free OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Nearly 1,000 free online titles available.
Online Books Page Click Here Free Over 25,000 eBooks are available for free via this University of Pennsylvania website. Read the Copyrights and Permissions information before downloading content.
Project Gutenberg Click Here Free More than 20,000 free full text eBooks available on a range of topics. Download terms and conditions. 

E-Journals

Click Read more to see a list of a selection of free E-Journals. Although free downloading is available copyright terms still need to be observed

Research

  • One-to-one advice.
    Please let us know about your research interests. It may be that we have relevant material which isn't highlighted on the website, or know of something elsewhere that might help you.
  • Community engagement and demonstrating impact.
    We can help by linking your research with external audiences, both locally and worldwide.
  • Workshops.
    We offer workshops on our areas of expertise such as archival research and social media as part of Library and University programmes for researchers.
  • Elsevier Researcher Academy.

ktech's Library Services

Circulation Service

Reference Section

Reserve Section

Reserve books are materials set-aside either temporarily or permanently to accommodate high-use levels by patrons. Reserve materials may check-out for two hours loan period. One reserve book can be borrowed for one period and can be renewed for another period if not needed or reserved by other users.

Computer and Internet Use

Current Awareness

Current Awareness helps the K-TECH Community to stay up-to-date regarding the library. These services are concerned with the preparation of lists of newly acquired and processed books by the library which are disseminated to the academic departments for their information.

Acquisition Section

The Acquisitions Section is responsible for the selection and purchase of materials or resources.

ktech's Library Rules

Type of Item User Status Loan Period Maximum Item Recall Renewals
Circulating Book Student 1 week 5 After 1 week 2
Staff 2 week 5 4 days before 2
Faculty 1 semester 20 After 2 weeks Every semester
Audio-visual item Student/Staff/Faculty 3 days 5 After 2 days -
Periodical Student/Staff/Faculty Item does not circulate - - -
Reference Book Student/Staff/Faculty Item does not circulate - - -

Policy

  • Borrowing
    Borrowing privileges are provided to all registered students and currently employed faculty and staff. A College ID card is required to check-out circulating materials. ID cards are issued by the College IT Department. Periodical issues, reference books and some audiovisual materials do not circulate outside the library.
  • Loan periods
    Faculty may borrow up to 20 materials within one-semester loan period. Students may borrow up to five items for a week period. Items may be renewed up to two times for both faculty and students. Staff and community borrowers may check out up to five materials for a week. Videos, CDs, DVDs are limited to one material of each type and can be borrowed for three days.
  • Renewals
    Circulating materials may be renewed at the Circulation Desk. The borrowers may renew materials twice unless the materials have been requested by another user.
  • Recalls
    Library users may recall any checked-out item after a minimum of one week, regardless of the borrower’s status and standard loan period. They receive recall notices by e-mail and must return the materials to the circulation desk by the revised due date to avoid penalties. Any item checked-out and needed for Reserve, will also be recalled.

Ask A Librarian

We can help you remotely! Email us your inquiries at:

  • library@k-tech.edu.kw
  • k.olanda@k-tech.edu.kw
  • A.ahmed@k-tech.edu.kw
  • +965 22285077
  • 1811222 Ext.520/521