Services for Students

While the instructional aids offered to students differ slightly in nature from those offered to faculty, they are no less valuable in supporting academic growth. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

Ask a Librarian

In addition to the patient and personalized service offered through e-mail, phone, or face to face, patrons are urged to solicit real-time assistance in all matters through the innovative Ask a Librarian online chat service.

Subject Guides

As the sheer size of the library can be overwhelming to new and experienced patrons alike, carefully selected subject guides can be beneficial starting points. This more manageable search tool can point patrons to a number of extensive subject directories and featured sites.

Course Reserves

Faculty members have the freedom to place books, articles, and other items on reserve for their courses. This means of asset-marshalling allows for a broader range of students enrolled in the same course to benefit from in-demand resources.  This convenience ensures that patrons/students will have access to essential materials that instructors demand that they use.

Off -Campus Access

By providing access to Mohammed VI Library e-Resources from off-campus, the library ensures that AUI students continue access from anywhere 24/7 without having to be on-site.

Outreach Programs

In addition to a rich offering of training sessions it provides, the library initiates outreach programs designed to involve more students in information literacy workshops through cooperation with faculty from all schools.

New Acquisitions Exhibit

The library provides regular exhibits of newly acquired materials for easy browsing on the ground floor, for a month, before they are shelved with the general collection. The New Acquisitions list is posted on the library website for easy consultation.

Thematic Book Exhibits

In an effort to highlight topics of particular interest to the AUI community, the library regularly stages thematic displays within the Main Reading Room. The exhibits may range in subject, yet offer a singular focus on a monthly topic, chosen in accordance with AUI community. Past events have involved topics as diverse as International Women’s Day, Hassani Day, and Amazigh Day.

The Multimedia Learning Centre (MLC) also hosts a variety of exhibits on its premises, on the first floor of the library.

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Events Calendar

The library provides its facilities for various other activities such as film screenings, author readings, lectures, exhibits, and serves as a venue for Enrollment Services related activities. These events are organized in collaboration with various university units.

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AUI Press Publications

AUI Press publications are on permanent display directly across from the Circulation Desk. These publications are on sale at the University Bookstore .

Mohammed VI Library News

Please check recent library News to find out about special events, information literacy workshop, policy updates and change library hours, among other things.

AMICAL Conferences

The American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL) is a family of liberal-arts institutions of higher learning of which AUI is a proud founding member. The yearly conferences are regularly attended by library staff and by interested IT and faculty, allows for the exchange of ideas and experiences in the development of library services.

Social Networking

With the advent of new technologies and new forums for dissemination of information in a rapidly changing landscape of enterprise marketing and social interaction, Mohammed VI Library has integrated three new means of communication to its repertoire:

  •      Facebook

Patrons are encouraged to visit the Library’s Facebook page, and click on like to access the news scroll as well as get helpful and practical tips. Furthermore, events from the calendar, and updates, will be added to the page so to allow patrons to add reminders and RSVP to exclusive events.

Patrons can use the Library’s wall to post comments and helpful suggestions that will be addressed in the timeliest manner possible.

  •      YouTube

The worldwide leader in video-sharing enables the Mohammad VI Library to communicate with its patrons in new and exciting ways. Whereas Facebook & Twitter are primarily text-based delivery systems, the dynamism of YouTube allows for library staff to project illustrative content to its patrons.

The AUI community is urged to add the Library’s channel to their homepage once they have signed into their own accounts. Having done so, they will be amongst the first to access video screencasts and video blogs that the Library releases.

Video screencasts can cover topics ranging from “Boolean Search” to how-to tutorials on the use of the Library’s extensive e-Journals catalog. Similarly, videoblogging, or “vlogs”, are regularly published educational installments that the Library personnel assemble and upload to YouTube. Entries range in topic and purpose, and are helpfully assembled with associated text, images and other metadata.