Library Services Section
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What are the opening hours of the library?
General Opening Hours
Sunday to Wednesday : 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
Thursday : 8.00 am to 2.30 pm
Saturday (during exams) : 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: Closed
Ramadan Opening Hours
Sunday – Thursday : 8.00 am to 2.00 pm
Friday and Saturday : Closed
- Who can borrow books from the library?
All staff and students of HCT can borrow books from the library.
- How many books can a member borrow?
Students can borrow a maximum of three books at a time and staff can borrow maximum of five books at a time.
- What is the lending period of a book?
Normal lending period of a book is two weeks for students and one month for staff.
- Is it possible to renew the book online?
Yes, borrowed books can be renewed for two times. Online renewal facility is available.
College website -> Quick link-> HCT Library ->E-services ->Online Library Catalogue -> Renew Book (the user should login to use this facility) (To access outside the campus, the staff can access through Staff Portal and the student can access through Student Portal).
- Is there any reservation facility available in the library?
Yes online reservation facility is available. Reservation is valid for three days only.
College website -> Quick link-> HCT Library ->E-services ->Online Library Catalogue (search books and select the title) -> Reservation (the user should login to use this facility). (To access outside the campus, the staff can access through Staff Portal and the student can access through Student Portal).
- How can I find whether a specific book is available in our library?
Library catalogue is available on the college website under the library section (Online Library Catalogue). It can be used to find whether a specific book is currently available in the library or not.
College website -> Quick link-> HCT Library ->E-services -> Online Library catalogue
To access outside the campus, the staff can access through Staff Portal and the student can access through Student Portal.
- What are the activities that are not allowed inside the library?
Damaging library properties, eating, sleeping and making noise are not allowed inside the library.
- What is Group Discussion Room?
This facility is for the benefit of the students to discuss as a group for the academic purpose. The students should reserve the room through the Online Room Reservation facility available on the college Intranet to use the rooms. Students must log-in with their valid HCT username and password to access Online Room Reservation System. Two computers are deployed in the library for reserving.
- What is Research Wing?
It has students’ project reports for reference purpose. In addition four computers are available for our students to access e-Resources such as proQuest and Masader, and also to access other resources on the college website such as online library catalogue and e-Learning portal for their academic needs.
- How can the staff and students access proQuest online database?
College website -> Staff Portal -> ProQuest
College website -> Students Portal -> ProQuest
ProQuest can be accessed both inside and outside the campus.
- How can the staff and students access Masader?
College website -> Staff Portal -> Masader
College website -> Students Portal -> Masader
Masader can be accessed both inside and outside the campus.
- What is ‘Ask Librarian’ service?
If you need any help in obtaining information for your study purpose, you are requested to use this online service. Your queries will be answered by our library staff as soon as possible. The online form is available on the library page under LSS menu.
- What is ‘Library Suggestion Form’?
HCT library aspires to improve its resources and services to fulfil your academic requirements, and welcomes your suggestions via this channel to accomplish this task. The suggestions can be submitted via the online form available on the library page.
- What is ‘Inter-Library Cooperation’?
The library has tie-up with Hisn A’Shumookh Library and Sultan Qaboos University Library. If you need journal articles or book chapters for your academic needs from the online databases subscribed by those libraries, they are ready to send them through our college library. Please browse HCT library website for more details.