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1. Medical Library

The Medical library is housed in premises as spacious as attractive. It is composed of two floors covering about 1600 meters. The reception capacity is estimated at 300 places divided between tables of groups and individual tables. The AGU library supports the university community's academic resource needs. The Library and Learning Resource Center (LLRC) is constantly developing its medical collection of resources and services to its users in order to support the teaching and research processes and to encourage innovation among students and researchers. The Medical library contains a rich collection of books, periodicals, thesis and specialized reference books printed and digital. The library holds about 5475 titles in more than 10.000 medical resources printed (Books, Reference books, thesis, reports, etc.). In addition, the library holds over 26 titles of printed volumes of periodicals (Back Issues) as well as many electronic Journals. The library is providing current awareness services, reference guidance, external borrowing, inter-library loan and document delivery service. In order to facilitate students' autonomy in resource lending, a self-loan machine is made available to users at the entrance of the library to carry out self-check borrowing. The library is equipped with a computer lab that contains advanced computers connected to the internal network of the university and it allows the users to search the library's automated catalog and to query the databases and the digital library and read the contents in full text.

2. On-line Services The LLRC is subscribed to a number of medical databases. Some of them provide the full text of books, articles, reports, thesis and audiovisual documents. Its contents can be retrieved from the library portal via the university website: http://www.agu-elibrary.com/AGU. These services are accessible for all AGU students and faculties.

Databases include

  • EBSCO Host including Academic Search Premier, Biomedical Reference Collection, Health Business Elite, Medline and American Doctoral Dissertation.
  • Access Medicine (eBooks)
  • Access Surgery (eBooks)
  • ProQuest Central and ProQuest Digital Dissertation
  • AGU Dissertations
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Journal of Biology Chemistry
  • Medical Teacher (journal)
  • Medical Education (journal)

3. Inter Library Loans and Document Delivery

The LLRC works to acquire the books, periodicals and electronic resources necessary to support teaching and scientific research. It coordinates with libraries and other information centers to provide users with the required documents if they are not available at the library through the library loan service and the document delivery Service.

The procedure is as follows:

Please check first that the book or article you need is not already available at the library webpage. If not available, you may fill up the electronic form Document Delivery that available under the library service forms within the portal. for 

Please complete the form with the correct information.

An electronic form is also available on the library's site on the Internet. Click Here ​

4. Media Services

This service assists faculty and students to prepare material for audiovisual presentations, preparation of posters and presentation at conferences. A wide range of teaching aids, including laptop computers and multimedia projectors are readily available for presentations. A mock Doctor's consultation/examination room is also available for videotaping of the role-playing simulations.

5. Computer ServicesThe Computer Centre provides comprehensive computing facilities, which are open to all the college students.
At present, several computers are available in a Computer Lab complete with both printing and scanning facilities.
All the computers are networked to the AGU server and have a wide selection of software as well as internet and student email facilities. Interactive computer classes are conducted as an integral part of the curriculum to enhance students' computer skills. The computer Lab is open to students until late in the evening as well as on weekends.

6. Audio-visual Resource Library This facility is open to students during regular working hours. It houses an ever-expanding collection of interactive CDs and teaching videos that complement and enhance the teaching methods used at the College. Most of these CDs and videos can also be accessed via the university computer network. New titles are purchased on a regular basis on the recommendations of faculty. Within all areas of the learning resources, professional staff are available to assist in locating the information required, and to address any enquiries.
The bookstore can arrange the purchase of required books. Each student is encouraged to buy his/her own personal laptop with Wi-Fi wireless internet connectivity available throughout the university building.​

7. The Anatomy Pathology Learning CentreThe Centre contains resource teaching material related to anatomy and pathology. It is arranged into 42 modules or learning carrels. Each module is centered around a theme of a specific system/ organ unit and facilitates the understanding of medical concepts. These materials include labeled plastinated specimens, radiographs, CT scans and MRI, diagrams, charts, histological and projection slides, dissected specimen, bones, and case studies with questions and answers. It includes also an Anatomage Table, which provides both real human anatomy, a wealth of pathological examples, and the ability to load in and generate new medical education material, making it a tool that can demonstrate comprehensive human anatomy. In addition, there is a wide range of pathological specimens incorporated with each system/organ module in order to correlate normal morphology with structure and function.