The library of Isfahan University of Technology was established in 1972, then it moved to the new building in 2008. The new library is equipped with the advanced facilities and the high end technology, making it one of the best and largest libraries among the universities of Iran.
It offers a rich collections in printed and digital formats across the broad spectrum of disciplines presented at IUT. These collections are not only used by members of the campus community, they are accessible to anyone from any other university. Since its establishment, with the expertise of its librarians and staff, the library has played a critical role in the teaching, research, and service missions assigned to the University.
Staff of the library provide services of many types to guests, helping them to find information or borrow books. Books that are not held in the library itself can be ordered on an inter-library loan basis from other domestic libraries. The staff will also help with reference searches.
The University library’s collections comprise hundreds of thousands of volumes housed in the Main library, in some satellite small libraries, and special collections. Digital collections are also growing rapidly. In addition to locally digitized materials, the University library provides access to hundreds of thousands of e-books, journals, magazines, and newspapers.
The library resources can be lent to both registered students and staff. These services are available on the main library 2nd floor. The borrowing procedure is defined as follows:
- Undergraduate students: 4 books at a time for 20 days.
- Postgraduate students: 6 books at a time for 20 days.
- PHD Students: 8 books at a time for 30 days.
- Faculty: 12 books at a time for 90 days.
- Staff: 4 books at a time for 30 days.
Online Easy Search enables users to search online catalogs for printed format. library materials already borrowed, can be renewed online or over the phone. Also, reserved books are accessible through the library’s online catalog at the following address:
Special collection and reference services are provided on the 2nd floor of the library. These services encompass a broad range of information needs, such as finding quick answers to questions, accessing online catalogs and other electronic resources and locating library materials and information on specialized topics.
Documentation Center and Dissertations
IUT library is a repository of the unpublished research papers which have been conducted by M.Sc. and Ph.D. Students. Thus, the library provides free access to cross-searching for printed collections of intellectual output materials produced at the Isfahan University of Technology.
Computers, equipment and Internet Services
Currently, a number of workstations are available within the library for using the internet services. Through these PCs, users are free to browse online information in order to fulfill their information needs. Also, wireless connection is available for those who have their own laptops. For printing the materials, the photocopiers are available on the ground floor and provide more assistance and support.
Information of different types is accessible via the library’s website, http://lib.iut.ac.ir. In addition to the information about the library holdings, there are links to various databases and other information utilities. The focus is on guidance with searches for references and links to electronic information resources. An example is Electronic Resources, the listing of electronic journals, in addition to a number of databases that are either subscribed to by the IUT or are free and open to everyone.
Science direct, Springer, Wiley, Onepetro, Scopus, MathsciNet, and etc.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) system
Access to libraries of other universities means that the book or resource you need may be found and ordered at other local or global universities.