Library Technology

Wireless (Main Library)

The main library building has a wireless network, allowing users to use their own laptops to access the Internet, the library catalog and other electronic resources available in the university. There are two types of wireless networks:

  • (Eduroam) Network: For faculty, students and employees by using the user name and password of the university without having to register the devices in the SQU Portal by entering the user name (username@squ.edu.om) and password directly. Two devices can be connected to each user at any time.
  • (Lib Members) Network: It only serves the visitors who had library membership card. The electronic resources department provides this service and activates it.

Computers (Main Library)

The main library offers a number of computer for general use that enable users to access the internet and search the library catalog and electronic resources. The computers are located on the ground floor: 7 computers in the male reading area and 13 computers in the female reading area.

Print, Copy & Scan

There is a stationery shop on the ground floor of the Main Library. it sells office supplies and provides printing, copying and Scanning services.
Terms of Reproduction in Main Library

What is Reproduction?

Making one or more copies of a work, performance, or sound recording by any means and in any form, including permanent or temporary electronic storage, printing and photocopying of a work or sound recording.

All library information resources are protected by Oman Law for the Protection of Copyrights and Neighboring Right (2008). Use of these resources is also subject to the terms of licenses agreed between the library and the publishers. 

Library users are permitted to copy, print, scan, download or save for educational, research or personal purposes, in line with the limits and conditions set out below:

  • Up to 10% or one chapter (whichever is greater) of a book or thesis, plus any associated endnotes or references.
  • One article from each issue of a journal or a periodical.
  • Up to 10 pages of a poem, short story, or other short literary work.
  • Up to 10% (maximum 20 pages) of a short book, report or pamphlet.

Library information resources must not be used for commercial purposes or resold in any way. 

It is prohibited to reproduce a whole book or a whole thesis or a whole journal issues.  

It is prohibited to do systematic or automatic downloading, printing or saving of electronic resources by use of specific software. 

It is prohibited to enable or share your own username and password or University ID with other people. 

It is prohibited to do any work or use any techniques that will invalidate the techniques used to protect the system in the library, including encryption or passwords.

It is prohibited to remove or alter any copyright management information, including the title, the author name and other information identifying the work. 

It is prohibited to distribute or post library resources to websites or social networks.