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Using the Library
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Welcome to the H.H. Sh. Mohamed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa

The Library plays an important role in all academic institutions. The Library Learning Centre (LLC) supports the institution’s mission, vision, and values. Academic study demands a wide range of research materials are available and that there is a high quality service that focus on patron needs that supports students each of the programmes offered. Due to cultural diversity, interdisciplinary study, and rapid technological changes, academic libraries face challenges for delivering appropriate information services. We pride ourselves on the range and quality of the collections and services we provide to the Bahrain Polytechnic community.  We seek to ensure the LLC is an active learning and research space for all.

LLC Manager



LLC Mission Statement

The Bahrain Polytechnic Library Learning Centre supports and promotes teaching, learning, and research practices through extensive collaboration with faculty in an effort to provide quality resources and services that meet the needs of a dynamic and innovative world.


The Library:

  • Facilitates excellence in teaching, learning, and research
  • Creates an appropriate environment to support teaching, learning, and research
  • Anticipates and responds to student and faculty needs
  • Contributes to positive student and faculty outcomes and experiences
  • Provides the information resource infrastructure, necessary for leading-edge teaching, learning, and research activity
  • Supports community outreach and community partnerships.

Opening Hours

Our library opens for Polytechnic students and staff daily from Sunday to Thursday 7:30am to 4pm, except during the exam period  the LLC opens from 7:30am to 5pm.

Summer Time opening hours are from 7:30am to 4:00pm.

Admission to the Library

Polytechnic Students and Staff

As a registered student or staff, Your ID card is needed to:

  • Enter and exit the library
  • Borrow books
  • Book the media room or quiet study areas

Have you lost your student card?

  • Report lost cards immediately to the Security.

Visitor to Bahrain Polytechnic

As a visitor, you will have a visitor access card, which will provide you access to the library. Your card is needed to:

  • Enter and exit the library

As a visitor, you will not have the capability to borrow books or access databases linked to the LLC.

Borrowing, Fines and Renewals

At the LLC, we have a collection of books, DVDs, and CDs you can borrow.

Here are the loan periods below:

  • Students may borrow a maximum of five items for three weeks
  • Academic staff may borrow a maximum of ten items for one semester
  • Allied staff may borrow a maximum of ten items for three weeks

Please be sure to bring your Bahrain Polytechnic student/staff ID to the LLC in order to check out materials. “No ID = No borrowing !” Please return items on time or renew them at the Information Desk, Email or online.

Library Fines for Overdue and Lost Items

  •  If you return a book late, you are required to pay 100 Fils per book per day (not exceeding BD9)
  • If you lose a book, you are required to pay BD 25 plus the original cost of the book OR you are required to buy the book for the LLC (same or new edition) without paying BD 25


  • Renewal of items can only occur prior to the expiry date.
  • Renewals online cannot be done for books either on the expiry date or after that date


IT in the Library

Bahrain Polytechnic library provides students, staff and visitors access to computer workstations with specialised software.

Computers and Internet Access

Library offers computer workstations  for use by students, faculty and staff, as well as guest users from the wider community. Guest access provides access to the Library’s website and catalogues, but not to the Internet in general. Most software applications on the Library workstations are likewise only available to Polytechnic users.

General software, available on all library computer workstations


Microsoft Office 2016:
Power Point
Adobe Reader DC
Adobe Flash
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Adobe Digital Edition
Janison Replay
Symantec Endpoint Protection

Our Services

Information Desk

The Information Desk provides a range of information and support services for Polytechnic students and staff supporting all programmes. Along with general enquiries, the help desk provides the following services:

  • Locating reading list material
  • Finding subject information to support essays and projects
  • Using e-resources such as subject databases and eJournals
  • Assistance with locating print and online materials
  • Subject and general reference queries
  • 4-hour collection
  • Access to theses
  • Store items request
  • Reading lists for faculty programmes

Book a Study Room

  • Group study
  • Quiet study

LLC Staff

Name  Title  Ext
Kameela AlbaqaliLearning Support Specialist7326
Zahra AlBarriTechnician: Technical Services7082
Reem AlSaffarAdministrator: Library/Learning Centre7301
Fatima Al GhareebTechnical Services Librarian7382

Contact Details

Questions? Feedback? Suggestions? We want to hear from you!


tel  1789 7543 (Information Desk)

tel  1789 7326 (Learning Support)

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