Higher Colleges of Technology libraries are among the best equipped and most extensive in the Gulf region, boasting the full range of library collections and services and featuring advanced information and learning technologies. Our collections, which consist of more than 273 000 items including books, popular and scholarly journals, and multimedia materials, can be accessed through the Library catalogue.

The Higher Colleges of Technology libraries subscribe to a wide variety of online databases that provide full-text journal articles, e-books and other electronic resources. A selection of research guides are available to assist students with various research subjects.

The Higher Colleges of Technology is a member of the LIWA consortium, which makes resources from Zayed University and UAEU available to our students and staff.

Mission Statement

The Higher Colleges of Technology Libraries strive to develop independent and lifelong learners by:

  • acquiring, creating, and providing effective access to information and learning resources;
  • assisting students to attain the skills required to succeed in a knowledge-based society;
  • collaborating with faculty to create and deliver innovative learning opportunities;
  • promoting and using the most appropriate technologies available to provide information and learning services.