The Fatima College of Health Sciences has four library branches in the UAE, and they are in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ajman, Al Dhafra. As a fast-growing institution, a new international branch was also established in Morocco.
As the primary repository of bibliographic and information resources of Fatima College of Health Sciences, the library give emphasis to rapid access to needed materials and information in support to academic requirement of the institution. FCHS LRC is also home to significant special collections such as literature, history, and general information about the UAE that are all translated in Arabic and published in UAE.
The FCHS LRC portal is a one-stop-shop and called “library without walls” that creates an access to bibliographic records and full utilization of electronic resources on and off campus 24/7. The bibliographic records of materials are available through Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) that allows patrons to access available resources. Bibliographic instruction is geared towards rapid access of existing resources and to encourage independent learning. Point-of-use instruction, personal assistance in conducting research and traditional reference services are also offered.
Policies and procedures are developed to facilitate the widest possible use of resources by FCHS patrons.
With the recent growth of the College academic programs over the years, along with the rapid expansion of electronic information resources, it has provided an avenue to improve and develop the FCHS Learning Resource Centre.