Library Collection


The Library supports a curriculum-oriented collection containing Books, eBooks, Journals, eJournals, Audiovisual materials, and bibliographic/full-text Databases. The collection has a primary commitment to support the University's degree program requirements.

The collection is divided into three categories:

  • Digital Resources
  • Print Resources
  • Audiovisual Resources


Digital Resources

eJournals: The Library provides more than 126,379 scholarly journals (including open access titles) in digital format. The collection supports core curriculum degree requirements, general education, and elective courses. It also provides full-text coverage for academic areas of study, including the social sciences, fine arts, humanities, education, computer science, accounting, finance, business management, and economics. 

eBooks: The Library subscribes to over 275,089 eBooks through ProQuest Ebook Central, SpringerLink, EBSCO Academic Collection, and Gale Virtual Reference Library. The collection includes eBooks, eReference works, lecture notes, and book series covering various disciplines. 

Databases: The Library subscribes to bibliographic and full-text databases including AACE Digital Library, ABI/INFORM Complete, Academic Search Premier, Accounting and Tax, AccessScience, ACM Digital Library, American Accounting Association, American Real Estate Society, Asian Business & Reference, Alexander Street Business and Economics in Video, Alexander Street Education in Video, Alexander Street World History in Video, Banking Information, Bayanati, Business Source Premier, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Computers and Applied Sciences Complete, Direction of Trade Statistics Online, EBSCO eBook Academic Collection, Early English Books Online (EEBO), Emerald, Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Entrepreneurship, ERIC, Gemba Academy, Global Development Finance (GDF) Online, GreenFILE, H.W. Wilson Humanities and Social Sciences Full Text, IEEE Computer Society Digital Library, Index Islamicus, International Financial Statistics Online, Islamic Finance Information Service (IFIS), JSTOR, J. P. Morgan Research, LexisNexis, Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts, Literature Online, MLA International Bibliography, ORBIS Bank Focus, Oxford English Dictionary Online, Project MUSE, Regional Business News, Research Companion (ProQuest), SAGE Humanities and Social Sciences Collection, ScienceDirect Business and Economics Collection, ScienceDirect Mathematics Collection, Scopus, SocINDEX with Full Text, SpringerLink, Taylor and Francis Collection, Thomson Reuters EIKON, UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory, Web of Science, Web of Knowledge - Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Web of Knowledge - EndNote, World Bank eLibrary, and World Development Indicators (WDI) Online.


Print Resources

Books: The Library has a growing collection of over 20,505 book titles. Books are classified according to the Library of Congress (LC) classification system.

Reserve Collection: The reserve collection includes items designated by faculty for course use, as well as core books requiring limited circulation.  Reserve books are accessible at the Library circulation desk.

Reference Collection: The reference collection is comprised of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, atlases, almanacs, handbooks, manuals, and other fundamental sources of information.  The reference collection is for use only within the Library.

Periodicals/Journals: The Library presently has a collection of 91 periodicals/journals in print format.  The collection is arranged alphabetically and is located in the periodical area of the Library.

Special Collection: The special collection comprises Islamic banking & finance, Arabic books, Gulf heritage, theses, and dissertations. As part of the Library's special collection, the Library provides American, Chinese, Spanish, African, German, French, Indian, and Japanese Corners supported by the American, Chinese, Spanish, African, German, French, Indian, and Japanese Embassies in Kuwait.


Audiovisual Resources

The audiovisual collection consists of over 2,110 videos, audio-cassettes, CDs, and DVDs.  The CD and DVD collection is for use only within the Library.