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About Library

Welcome to the Abu Dhabi University (ADU) Library. The ADU Library serves as the primary information source for students, faculty and staff of the University, as well others who visit the University. By combining the latest information technology with excellent public service, the library staff builds and maintains a rich information environment, facilitates access to it, and creates a place that functions as a hub of campus and community for scholarly activities.

The library and collections are designed to be as accessible as possible, incorporating the latest technology for immediate access to print and electronic materials, study areas, as well as computer labs and media equipment services. Well-trained librarians are available to assist you; whether you are searching for in-depth information or simply browsing for a book or a magazine to enjoy, the staff is here to help you locate these materials.

The library collection incorporates many genres of materials directly related to the current University curriculum, as well as traditional subjects and most popular interests. Furthermore, the library is prepared and willing to assist researchers with needs beyond institutional collections via interlibrary loan and borrowing agreements with other universities.

For more information, please write to us at:

Library Resources


We invite you to explore this site and visit our library, discover for yourself the wealth of information resources and services we provide to members of our academic community and citizens of United Arab Emirates.

Whether you visit us in person or stop by online, we hope that your time spent in our Library is productive, informative, and rewarding.

Please note that our resources can be accessed off and on-campus at: Library Portal

Library Catalog can alternatively be accessed at: Access Library Catalog

Databases can be accessed at: Access Database

Mission Statement


The Abu Dhabi University (ADU) Library includes facilities on the Al Ain and Abu Dhabi campuses. The Library provides educational services to ADU communities that include orientation, training for new users, reference services, database searching, Internet access, photocopying and printing services.  The ADU Library is committed to providing a well-balanced and up-to-date set of references, serials and multimedia materials.

The Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Abu Dhabi University Library is to serve the Abu Dhabi University students, faculty, staff, and the community. It is the intent of the library to provide access to the information needed to support and develop learning, teaching, and research. In support of this mission, the Abu Dhabi University Library integrates print and electronic resources, and provides a comprehensive program of service which allows broad access to information in all formats. It is the aim of Library to develop, monitor and evaluate services to match changing information needs in higher education; to enable the user to understand and utilize effectively the full range of information services; to foster the acquisition of skills necessary for independence in lifelong learning; to maintain and develop relationships with other library services and institutions within the county and abroad; and to facilitate cooperation and collaboration.

ADU Library Code of Ethics*

  • We provide the highest level of service to all library users through appropriate and usefully organized resources; equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests.
  • We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.
  • We respect intellectual property rights and advocate balance between the interests of information users and rights holders.
  • We treat co-workers and other colleagues with respect, fairness, and good faith, and advocate conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all employees of our institutions.
  • We do not advance private interests at the expense of library users, colleagues, or our employing institutions.
  • We distinguish between our personal convictions and professional duties and do not allow our personal beliefs to interfere with fair representation of the aims of our institutions or the provision of access to their information resources.
  • We strive for excellence in the profession by maintaining and enhancing our own knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of co-workers, and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the profession.

* Adopted with modifications from the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association

University Library Department & Staff

  • Mr. Omar Abbas

    Omar Abbas

    Library Manager - Abu Dhabi Campus

    Tel #: 971 2 5015 770


  • Ms. Vilma Oliveros

    Vilma Oliveros

    Assistant Librarian - Technical Services - Abu Dhabi Campus

    Tel #: 971 2 5015 771


  • Mr. Mohamed Kiwan

    Mohamed Kiwan

    Assistant Librarian - Technical Services - Abu Dhabi Campus

    Tel #: 971 2 5015 798


  • Mr. Nolan Dalapo

    Nolan Dalapo

    Library Assistant - Reference & Research - Abu Dhabi Campus

    Tel #: 971 2 5015 769


  • Ms. Elena Flores

    Elena Flores

    Library Assistant - Reference & Research - Abu Dhabi Campus

    Tel #: 971 2 5015 773


  • Ms. Amal Ahmed

    Amal Ahmed

    Library Assistant - Reference & Research - Abu Dhabi Campus

    Tel #: 971 2 5015 768 / 335


  • Mr. Yasir Abu Namous

    Yasir Abu Namous

    Senior Assistant Librarian - Reference & Research - Al Ain Campus

    Tel #: 971 3 7090 770


  • Ms. Huda Iqbal

    Huda Iqbal

    Information Literacy Librarian - Reference & Research - Al Ain Campus

    Tel #: 971 3 7090 771 / 773


  • Mr. Ahammed Munawar

    Ahammed Munawar

    Library Assistant - Reference & Research - Al Ain Campus

    Tel #: 971 3 7090 774


  • Ms. Hanin Soliman

    Hanin Soliman

    Library Assistant - Reference & Research - Al Ain Campus

    Tel #: 971 3 7090 772 / 773



ADU Collection Development Policy

The policies for collection development are defined by the Director of the Library to guide the selection and acquisitions of materials in consultation with the Library Review Committee.

User Behavior and Library Building Policies

The regulations shall describe what ADU expects from users in dealings with the Library. Ignorance of the regulations will lead to inconvenience for other users and to fines or other penalties.

Circulation Services Policy

The general collection books are normally available for long borrowing. Depending on the demand on materials for courses, some books may be restricted to short loan borrowing or may be placed in the reserve section to allow every student access to the books

The ADU Library regulations are approved by the Library Review Committee, with the aim of giving all Library users the opportunity to make the fullest use of one of ADU’s most valuable resources.

Hours of Operations

General Hours

Sunday - Thursday 9:00 A.M.- 8:00 P.M.
*Saturday 12:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Library Administration Office

Sunday - Thursday 9:00 A.M.- 8:00 P.M.
Saturday CLOSED

Library Media Center

Sunday - Thursday 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Friday - Saturday CLOSED

Special Collections

Sunday - Thursday 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Friday - Saturday CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours (fall, spring, midwinter, & summer) begin and end on the first day of classes and the last day of final exams.

Interim Hours begin on the day after the last day of final exams and end on the day before the first day of classes.

Public and Religious Holidays please see the University Calendars

* The Library at Al Ain is closed on Saturday


  • Q1. What is your phone number?

    Visit the Library Contact Us section and the library's contact information and directions will be provided.

  • Q2. Can I use the library from home or my laptop?

    Sure. Off campus access is available 24/7 from any computer that has Internet access. Remember to have your student number and PIN to access articles, eBooks, and other material through the library.

  • Q3. How late is the library open?

    Click on “Hours and Locations” to get this information for all ADU campus libraries

  • Q4. How do I look for books in the Library?

    The place to start is the Library Catalog. The Catalog includes printed and electronic books held by the Library. Enter your search terms and then use the options on the left hand side of the screen to refine your results. You can use the Advanced Search option if you wish to combine specific terms such as author and keyword. Each item has a map available showing the location of the material .All books have a Call Number, made up of letters, then numbers and finally a filing suffix.

  • Q5. Where can I find a Journal?

    The library has online and printed journals. The online journals are available through our E-Journal Finder

  • Q6. What is a scholarly Journal?

    Also referred to as peer reviewed journals are journals that contain articles written and reviewed by experts in their field

  • Q7. How do I cite this book, journal, website, etc?

    Information on citing these items can be found in “Citation Help” on the library’s Subject Guides homepage.

  • Q8. How do I sign-up for a library instruction for my class?

    There is access to the “Instruction Request Form” on the homepage. However you can also contact the library directly to schedule an instruction.

  • Q9. Where do I find the course reserve books?

    Course reserve books and articles are given to the library by the instructors. They can be used for up to four hours in the library and are located at the Reference/Circulation Desk. For more information about reserve, please visit our Course Reserve Section?

  • Q10. Can I print or copy in the Library?

    Yes, for more information about our printing and copying services please see our Copies and Printing section.


E- Journal is an electronic journal that provides its content over the Internet. Some are accessible to anyone, but many others require purchase of a subscription. ADU Library maintains access to thousands of e-journals. Often, e-journals are digitized versions of print journals. Because they are copies of print versions, they are not like websites, and many e-journals feature peer-reviewed articles that would be useful for scholarship.

Subject Guide

What is a subject guide?

It is a guide to resources pertinent to a particular subject or research topic. The Abu Dhabi University Library uses subject guides to recommend useful web sites.

Do I have to log in to these resources?

Yes and No. While the subject guides mainly offer links to materials that are available free on the web, still the subject guides are connected to some of our research databases or other proprietary ADU resources which require a log in credentials.

Are the subject guides replacing the databases?

No, these resources are meant as a supplement to your core research which will use the e-journals, e-books, and dissertations etc. that are available in the library databases.

Are these web sites peer-reviewed/scholarly?

Subject guides do not necessarily link to peer-reviewed journals. However, each site has been selected by the library staff as a reliable source that may support your scholarly research.

How do I?

  • What are databases?

    The most reliable and comprehensive place to look for academic, quality journal articles is a bibliographic database. Some also include conference papers, technical reports, book chapters, standards, etc. Most databases restrict themselves to particular subject areas or particular types of publication (e.g. theses). Different databases will cover a different range of journals, so for a thorough search you may well have to use more than one database.

    You can search databases by keywords, authors and subjects. The database will provide you with a list of results that match your search terms.  Each result will include an abstract (summary) and full details of where the article has been published.  Some databases offer a link out to the full-text if the Library has a subscription to the journal.

    Once you have found the details of some relevant publications, you need to check the library catalogue to see if we have a copy. The catalogue contains both print and online material. If not, you can order it through Interlibrary Loan. They will find a library that stocks that item and borrow it or photocopy it for you.

    Type of Databases

    Databases can be organized by the scope of the information they contain. Being aware of what this scope is can be helpful in selecting a database to begin your information search.

    • General interest databases include information from several different subject areas and disciplines.
    • Discipline-specific databases include information for several related subject areas.
    • Subject-specific databases focus on providing information for one particular subject.

    General Interest Databases

    General interest databases are a great place to begin research or for a general topic. These databases contain the broadest range of materials and include many different subjects and disciplines. Examples of general interest databases include:

    • ProQuest Central - Identifies magazine and journals articles in most subject areas including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
    • EBSCO - This multi-disciplinary database provides access to excellent journals, with links to full text.

    Discipline-Specific Databases

    Discipline-based databases are more focused then general interest databases. These databases include materials in several related subject areas. Materials are usually only from professional/trade publications and scholarly/academic journals. If you are having trouble finding information on your topic in general interest databases, try a discipline-based database.

    • ProQuest Central - ProQuest Central is the largest multidisciplinary database with over 12,665 titles, with over 9,745 titles in full-text
    • Science Direct's extensive and unique full text database covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, including high-impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron.

    Subject-Specific Databases

    If you are doing in-depth research on a topic, you will want to use subject-specific databases. These databases usually only contain materials from professional/trade publications and scholarly/academic journals. Below are some examples, but a list of all available subjects can be viewed on the Online Research Resources page.

    • ABI/INFORM Complete - Identifies articles on business, finance, and management topics from regional, U.S. and international publications.
    • Accounting & Tax Comprehensive coverage of accounting and tax topics appearing in key industry publications and newspapers.
  • What is a database?

    A database is a collection of information in electronic format that is organized in a manner that allows a user to easily retrieve information about its individual entries. Databases are usually collections of journal and magazine articles, dissertations, reviews, and abstracts.

    A database consists of individual records. Each record contains all of the information in the database for an individual item, which provides a brief description of that item. Each record is composed of fields. A field defines the individual elements of each record.

    Why use a database?

    Using a database allows users to search for information in an organized collection. The user benefits from this organization because it provides more relevant results, through the use of subject headings and descriptors. Users can also search for keywords in specific fields, such as author and title, and limit their results using various criteria. Databases also provide information in known sources, for example, printed magazines and journals. The content of databases has undergone a review process and the information is more reliable than information found on the Internet. Often databases provide access to full-text magazine and journal articles.

  • What is a search engine?

    A search engine is a service that utilizes a computer program to search the Internet and identify items that match the characters and keywords entered by a user.

    Why use a search engine?

    Search engines are useful for finding information on organizations, groups, and personal web pages related to a topic. They can also be used for finding articles, but it can be difficult to narrow down results, find relevant material, and assess the legitimacy of information found on the Internet. It is especially important to be wary when using Internet sources, as there is are no quality control mechanisms that verify the validity of information on individual web pages.

    What are some examples of a search engine?

    Examples of search engines include Google, Yahoo, and Dogpile

  • Find Articles: You Have a Citation

    • Step 1 - Start by going to the Library website page and click on E-Journals
    • Step 2 - Into the search box put the name of the journal, magazine, or newspaper in which your article was published (NOT the article title). Or you may search using keywords in the name of the journal. Press the 'Search' button. (If you're off-campus, log in where required.)
    • Step 3 - If that journal is available online, a new window will open that shows you: Which databases have full-text for this journal? and Which year’s full-text is available? Was your article published within these years?
    • Step 4 - Click on 'Full text available' next to the database that covers the year you need.
    • Step 5 - The database will open to the journal that you need.  Browse to the issue you need, open it, and then browse to your article.

    Can't find the journal online?

    Fill the Library Interlibrary loan form (ILL)

    Find Articles: You Have a Topic

    • Step 1 - Start by going to the Library website page and click on Articles & Databases. (If you are off-campus, log in when required.)
    • Step 2 - Look at the databases listing
    • Step 3 - Choose the database that is relevant to your academic discipline. Read a brief summary of the content of the database and its coverage.
    • Step 4 - Click on the name of a database to open it. Search for articles on your topic.

    Find Full-Text Articles in a Database

    Once you have done a search in a database, study your results. Look for an HTML Full-text or PDF Full-text button in the article's record. If neither of these buttons is there, then that article is not available in the library and you need to submit our Interlibrary Loan form (ILL)

  • Evaluating Print Sources

    Every resource, whether it is a book, an article, or a website, must be evaluated to determine its quality and its relevance to your topic. The following criteria can help you evaluate books and articles you find in the University Libraries or via its website.

    Author's Credentials

    Can you determine the author's credentials (such as education background, current position, etc.)?  Is the author qualified to write authoritatively on a certain topic?   You can try putting the author's name in quotations and searching for information about him/her in Google.  You may discover a resume or an affiliation with a university.

    Date of Publication

    When was the book or article published? Are you able to use older information or does it need to be as current as possible?  Information in the sciences is updated frequently, and research on scientific topics demands up-to-date information. However, research in the humanities and some social sciences is not so dependent on currency of information, and older materials may prove extremely appropriate.


    Do you recognize the name of the publisher? Probably not, there are thousands of publishers, and it is impossible to know the reputations of all of them. In general, if the publisher is a university press, such as Oxford University Press, the source is scholarly. Other publishers have excellent reputations and are well known in certain disciplines.

    Type of Publication

    If you are doing research in periodical literature, it is critical to determine if the article you are looking at is from a scholarly, popular, or trade publication.  Typically, you will be asked to use articles from peer-reviewed scholarly journals because articles in them have already been carefully evaluated by specialists in the field.

    Intended Audience

    Who did the author write the work for? Other specialists in the field? The general population? Knowing the intended audience of a book or an article can help you determine its appropriateness for your research. If the author intended his or her work to be enjoyed by the general public, it may not be sufficiently scholarly for your purposes. However, if the targeted readers are other experts in an esoteric field, you may have trouble following the discussion. Determine if the intended audience of a source is right for your needs.


    It is sometimes quite difficult to distinguish solid research and logical arguments from propaganda. When reading material, ask yourself if the assumptions the author makes are reasonable and grounded in fact and research, not emotion. Can you determine if the author has researched extensively in this field? Or are his or her sources difficult to verify? It is wise to look at an author's choice of words. Learn to recognize when you are being subjected to propaganda or when an author is playing on your emotions.


    Does the material cover your topic as you thought it would? If it covers your research topic only marginally, you may need to select other sources. Does it provide background information or does it focus on a more specific area or problem?  What does this source add to what you already know about your topic? Is it updating what has been established in a field? Have you read similar facts and interpretations in other sources? Remember, you will need to consult a number of sources to get a well-balanced understanding of your topic.


    Evaluative reviews can assist you in critiquing library materials. Evaluative reviews of books and articles are almost always written by other experts in a field or discipline. Also, evaluative reviews often mention other comparable works and assess an article's or book's scholarly contributions to the discipline.


    If you have any questions about evaluating print sources, please visit the Ask a Librarian page to see the various ways you can get help.

    Evaluating Electronic Sources

    Is the Web a good research tool? This question is dependent on the researcher's objective. As in traditional print resources one must use a method of critical analysis to determine its value. Here is a checklist for evaluating web resources to help in that determination.


    • Is the information reliable?
    • Check the author's credentials and affiliation. Is the author an expert in the field?
    • Does the resource have a reputable organization or expert behind it?
    • Are the sources of information stated? Can you verify the information?
    • Can the author be contacted for clarification?
    • Check for organizational or author biases.


    • Is the material at this site useful, unique, and accurate or is it derivative, repetitious, or doubtful?
    • Is the information available in other formats?
    • Is the purpose of the resource clearly stated? Does it fulfill its purpose?
    • What items are included in the resource? What subject area, time period, formats or types of material are covered?
    • Is the information factual or opinion?
    • Does the site contain original information or simply links?
    • How frequently is the resource updated?
    • Does the site have clear and obvious pointers to new content?

    Format and Presentation

    • Is the information easy to get to? How many links does it take to get to something useful?
    • What is the quality of the graphical images? Do these images enhance the resource or distract from the content?
    • Is the target audience or intended users clearly indicated?
    • Is the arrangement of links uncluttered?
    • Does the site have its own search engine?
    • Is the site easily browse-able or searchable?

    Cost and Accessibility

    • Is the site available on a consistent basis?
    • Is response time fast?
    • Does the site have a text-based alternative?
    • How many links lead to a dead-end?
    • Is this a fee-based site? Can non-members still have access to part of the site?
    • Must you register a name and password before using the site?

    Other Tips

    Check the header and footer information to determine the author and source.

    In the URL, a tilde ~ usually indicated a personal web directory rather than being part of the organization's official web site.

    In order to verify an author's credentials, you may need to consult some printed sources such as Who's Who in America or the Biography Index.

    Check and compare the web site to others which are both similar and different.

    For more information on how to evaluate

    This site has an excellent bibliography of other internet and print resources on evaluating web resources. Evaluate

Library Services

  • The black and white multifunction machines located in the Library can print, scan, and photocopy. Two color machines located inside the Library can copy, print, and scan. All ADU members and others will need ADU card to copy/print/scan.

    No cash will be accepted by the machines in the Library. Only cards.

    Double-sided printing

    All copy/print machines can generate double-sided prints or copies.

    How much do copies, prints, and scans cost?

    • Black and white copy: .10 Dhs
    • Black and White print: .50 Dhs /A4 size   AND 1 Dhs / A3 size
    • Double sided prints or copies are charged as two impressions
    • Scans are FREE

    How to Use Printer/Scanner/Copier?

    In order to get printed documents from the Printer, the first thing you have to do is to get yourself authenticated. The ADU student Cards have been integrated with the UniPrint system already. As an added facility now students can also use the printer by entering their same Username and Password which they use on ADU Computers. To get authenticated please follow below steps:

    • Go to the printer (placed beside the librarian desk in library) and swipe your card on the card reader (as shown in image below)
    • If the system doesn’t recognize your ADU Identification Card, you may need to get it enrolled.

    If you do not have your ADU ID card or it does not recognizes you when swiped, you can also touch the screen and enter your ADU ID and click OK on the next window enter your COMPUTER Password and click OK to access your documents.

    How to print a document

    In order to print a document, you need to be logged in with your student account.

    In order to print through UniPrint system, Please follow these steps:

    • Open your document.
    • Choose File, then Click Print.

    In the Print Windows choose ADUSecure-lib as printer.

    How and where do I pick up my printouts?

    Please go to the Printer (located beside the Librarian Desk in Library). Swipe the card or use your Student Login as mentioned. Once you are logged in you will see the list of documents you have sent from your computer.

    Select the documents you would like to print and click “Print” Button or Press Print All.

    The documents will now be printed.

    Pick up your pint out. Make sure you logout from the printer. To do this, hit the fifth button beside Card Reader, it will bring you back to Jobs Panel where you can click Logout.


    All printouts not printed within two hours, will automatically be purged from the print queue and you would NOT BE charged!

    How to Copy Documents?

    • Go to the Printer  Room in Library and swipe your card or login with your Student ID.
    • Once you have been authenticated, Click Copy Button.
    • Put the Original Documents (Face Up) on the document Feeder tray.
    • Enter the number of Copies using the Key Pad beside the Touch Screen.
    • Press Start Button.

    How to Scan Documents?

    • Go to the Printer Room in Library and swipe your card or login with your Student ID.
    • Once you have been authenticated, Click Scanner Button.

    How to Recharge my UniPrint Account?

    In order to add credit to your UniPrint Account, Please go to Finance Department provide them with your ID number and the amount you would like to add to your UniPrint Account. The Cashier will add the Credit to your account; you can check your available balance at the printer

    Note: You can only pay in cash on the counter; Credit Card cannot be used to pay for the UniPrint account.

    How to Activate my Student ID?

    Your ADU Student ID card has already been linked to your UniPrint Account and can be used to print documents, however, if the Printer is not able to authenticate your ADU Student ID, Please go to Finance Counter and ask them to register your ID card with your account. Once the card has been registered it can be used any time.

  • ADU Library partners with faculty to help students succeed academically and beyond their time at ADU. You are often the bridge between students and the library. Together we prepare students to excel in today’s information environment. Here are some things the library does to help you support your students.


    Library Staff provide services to you and your students inside and outside of the classroom. The library provides embedded or individual instruction upon request. Contact us for individual consultations or to request library instruction for your class (see below).
    Whether you teach on campus or off, ADU librarians are here for you!

    Library instruction for classes

    ADU Librarians can arrange customized instruction sessions designed to introduce classes to library research. Instruction is interactive and can be tailored to specific class assignments. Contact us to discuss options for your classes, or fill out the library instruction request form. Call early in the term so a convenient time can be reserved.

    Locate journals and link to articles

    Looking for a particular journal? Search Journals by Title to find all of the magazines and journals that are available through ADU Library. This list includes electronic version only. You can also search by subject.

    Have you found the perfect article in a library database and want to provide it for your students? Providing Persistent Links shows you how to place a direct and "stable" link to the article on your online class page or into your syllabus. If you don't have an online class page, you can request the link to be placed on library subject guide of your class.

    Course reserves

    Reserves are items that are set aside by faculty for use by ADU students. Faculty, staff, consortia members, and community members are not permitted to check out reserves.

    Reserve items may include books, copies of articles, homework assignments, solution sets, sample exams, audiovisual materials, kits, or skeletons. They can be checked out for short periods of time. Ask for reserves at the library Reference/Circulation desk. You will need to provide your instructor’s name, course number, and title of the item you wish to use. Faculty can submit reserves at any time.

    Reserve Specialists

    Reserves Coordinator

     Library collection

    The library collection contains a wide variety of items including books, DVDs, magazines, journals, research databases, and websites that support the curriculum. Library staff is responsible for collecting. For details, see the Collection Development Policy.

    Find out who your subject librarian is or submit a request for purchase. If funds are available, the library will purchase what you need.

    Research help

    The library website contains subject research guides that are calibrated to the ADU current Colleges. These guides are created to make your life easier. They feature suggested catalog searches, databases, journals and websites to help you and your students. Use these guides to help your students find information resources they need. If you don’t see what you are looking for, let us know. We are happy to customize these resources to support your needs.

    The guides also contain links to information that help you and your students understand the information environment. They include information about how to cite Sources, Avoid Plagiarism, find Books and Journals and more. Please take a moment to review them and share them with your students.

    Today’s information environment is in constant flux. If you or your students need research assistance, Contact us. We’re happy to help.

    Your research

    Today's information environment is in constant flux. We understand how difficult it can be to stay on top of the latest information tools. ADU librarians can help you with your professional research needs. They are also available to help you update your research skills or brush up on the latest databases. Contact the librarian who is the subject librarian for your discipline.

    Still have questions? Contact us

  • Access to online databases and electronic journals subscribed to by the Library is restricted to current Abu Dhabi University students and staff. Many of these electronic resources are now held off-campus on vendor servers/systems. Authentication to these vendor systems often relies on IP addresses or IP ranges which are registered as belonging to Abu Dhabi University. This means that user’s on-campus and coming from a campus IP address are allowed access to the database but those using computers with a different IP number are refused access.

    We use software called EZproxy (pronounced Easy Proxy) to facilitate off-campus access. EZproxy is a utility that enables access to sites requiring IP authentication by serving as an on-campus intermediary and providing a valid IP address; passing information between off-campus users and restricted online resources. So EZproxy makes a request to the vendor system appear to come from on-campus.

    EZproxy authenticates users as Abu Dhabi University students or staff by requiring a login, thus ensuring compliance with vendor restrictions.

    For faculty and staff the login used is your ADU E-mail as user name "without ADU domain" and password.  Example: User name: first name. last name and Password: Email

    For students the login used is your ADU student ID and password.  Example: User name: 100XXXX Password: Normal ID password

    For databases and electronic journals, you will only be required to authenticate against EZproxy once when accessing resources from off-campus IP addresses.

    EZproxy normally requires no configuration on your part. From wherever you are, just click on a link to an online library resource (e.g. database, electronic journal) from our web site.

    EZproxy should work with standard browsers using any Internet Service Provider. Almost all databases are now available to remote users however there are still a few that are restricted to on campus use only by their license conditions, so these are not set up to go through the EZproxy server.

    Enquiries related to access to the Library-subscribed electronic resources can be directed to the Library Reference Desk at 971 2 5015 772 or 971 2 5015 773 or by contacting the Library


Undergraduate Open Day November 10, 2014
Pink October October 1 to 31, 2014
ADU Career Conference September 21 to 25, 2014
ADU Club Festival October 19, 20 and 22, 2014
Town Hall Meeting Sept 22, 2014

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Abu Dhabi Campus

P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Ain Campus

P.O Box 1790, Al Ain, UAE

Toll Free Number

800-ADYOU (800-23968)

International Students

+971 2 5015555 (Call Center)