The library of Isfahan University of Technology was established in 1972, then it moved to the new building in 2008. The new library is equipped with the advanced facilities and the high end technology, making it one of the best and largest libraries among the universities of Iran.It offers a rich collection in printed and digital formats across the broad spectrum of disciplines presented at IUT. These collections are not only used by members of the campus community, they are accessible to anyone from any other university. Since its establishment, with the expertise of its librarians and staff, the library has played a critical role in the teaching, research, and service missions assigned to the University. Staff of the library provide services of many types to guests, helping them to find information or borrow books. Books that are not held in the library itself can be ordered on an inter-library loan basis from other domestic libraries. The staff will also help with reference searches.
The University library’s collections comprise hundreds of thousands of volumes housed in the Main library, in some satellite small libraries, and special collections. Digital collections are also growing rapidly. In addition to locally digitized materials, the University library provides access to hundreds of thousands of e-books, journals, magazines, and newspapers.
The library resources can be lent to both registered students and staff. These services are available on the main library 2nd floor. The borrowing procedure is defined as follows:
- Undergraduate students: 4 books at a time for 20 days.
- Postgraduate students: 6 books at a time for 20 days.
- PHD Students: 8 books at a time for 30 days.
- Faculty: 12 books at a time for 90 days.
- Staff: 4 books at a time for 30 days.
Online Easy Search enables users to search online catalogs for printed format. library materials already borrowed, can be renewed online or over the phone. Also, reserved books are accessible through the library’s online catalog at the following address: Search
Special collection and reference services are provided on the 2nd floor of the library. These services encompass a broad range of information needs, such as finding quick answers to questions, accessing online catalogs and other electronic resources and locating library materials and information on specialized topics.
IUT library is a repository of the unpublished research papers which have been conducted by M.Sc. and Ph.D. Students. Thus, the library provides free access to cross-searching for printed collections of intellectual output materials produced at the Isfahan University of Technology.
Information of different types is accessible via the library’s website, https://lib.iut.ac.ir. In addition to the information about the library holdings, there are links to various databases and other information utilities. The focus is on guidance with searches for references and links to electronic information resources. An example is Electronic Resources, the listing of electronic journals, in addition to a number of databases that are either subscribed to by the IUT or are free and open to everyone.
Science direct, Springer, Wiley, Onepetro, Scopus, MathsciNet, and etc.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) system Access to libraries of other universities means that the book or resource you need may be found and ordered at other local or global universities.
The University library is committed to helping IUT, staff, and students make full and self-sufficient use of information resources. The Researcher workshop series offers unique and supplemental learning opportunities. Information about all of these programs and much more is available through the library’s website. The Audiovisual Collection on the 2nd floor of the library includes CDs of some books.
There are carrels and reading rooms on the 2nd floors of the library. These are intended for scholars, graduate students and others working on projects requiring the use of the library’s collections or in need of peace and quiet to do their work. Upon the request of students, the central library’s study halls which are located at the ground floor, are open during the working days based on the following schedule:
- The Boys study hall is open 24 hours 5 days a week.
- The Girls study hall is open from 8:00 AM till 21:30 PM, 5 days a week.