Learning Resources Centre


The Learning Resources Centre provides support for students, researchers and staff, complementing academic activities. We provide you with the resources and services needed to achieve your educational goals.

Our website content has been designed to assist you in your search for information. If you still need further help, our staff would welcome your questions about our resources and services or suggestions about additional ways to support you with your research needs.

Come and make the most of us.

Books in the LRC are classified according to the Library of Congress classification scheme. To locate a book in the LRC you can use the Search LRC Catalogue and search by author, title or keyword. For more inquiry, please refer to the LRC staff.

  • To borrow items, you must register with the LRC and have a valid student card.
  • You will be allocated a borrower registration barcode number.
  • Select the items you wish to borrow and ask the LRC staff to record your loan.

Period loan is given in the table below:


Total no. of items


Academic staff


4 weeks

SU staff


4 weeks



2 weeks




External users



Orientations are conducted by faculty librarians and are designed to introduce the students to the library's wealth of resources and to strengthen their research skills. To schedule the orientation, please use

LRC offers a range of workshops for current students, researchers and other members of the SU. These workshops include search skills on electronic resources that have an impact effective and rich with information which benefits students and researchers. See the details in LRC workshop.

Recommend a Book gives students, researchers and other members easy direct way to tell the LRC which resources you need. To use this service, you simply fill out the form but before that Please :

  • Provide important information about your request.

The LRC offers a number of computers that enable users to access the internet and search LRC catalogue and electronic resources. Also, the LRC users can use their personal laptops and connect to the Wireless network anywhere within the LRC.

The Reference desk of LRC is a public service counter where professional librarians provide LRC users with direction to LRC materials, advice, collections, services, and expertise on multiple kinds of information from multiple sources:
  • Answer questions about the library and its services
  • Answer basic information questions
  • Help users locate resources for assignments and research projects
  • Provide assistance in using online, print indexes and resources
  • Suggest approaches for defining research topics
For help with reference and research questions:

The LRC offers photocopying services to all staff, students and researchers. You will be given a card charged for 1.500 OR per 100 A4 sheets.

Electronic Resources provides a range of electronic resources including ebooks, newspapers, magazines, databases, full-text journal articles and indexes to support students, professors and researchers to achieve success and academic excellence.

The LRC provides book a study room for all students and faculty members at Sohar University. The LRC has nine classrooms in the first floor.
How to book a study room?
  • You can book a study room for 1-2 hours only by visiting the reference service desk on the ground floor
  • The rooms can be used for groups consisting of 3-5 members.
  • You have to bring your University ID card for booking.
  • The booking will be cancelled if the group didn’t come for the first 20 minutes.
  • Please do not leave personal belonging in the rooms. The LRC is not responsible for the loss of personal items.
  • Reserve study rooms are only available during the LRC opening hours.
  • It is not allowed to eat, drink (expect water) inside the room.
  • Groups are not allowed to move chairs outside the room, or add other chairs from neighboring rooms.
  • Please don’t throw waste and clean the room before you leave.

​LRC Workshop Calendars:

For registration please contact LRC staff :
Email: asklrc@soharuni.edu.om
WhatsApp: (+968) 92856767

Semester I and II

Opening hours Time - From Time - To
Sunday- Wednesday 8.00 am 8.00 pm
Thursday 8.00 am 6.00 pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Semester III

Opening hours Time - From Time - To
Sunday- Thursday 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Friday & Saturday Closed

Provides a range of electronic resources including e-books, newspapers, magazines, databases, full-text journal articles and indexes ..etc to support LRC users to achieve success and academic excellence.


Open Access Resources

Which classification system is the LRC using?

It is using the Library of Congress system.

How many books can I borrow?

Students can borrow up to 4 items for one week and academic staff can borrow up to 15 items for one month.

What happens if I return a book late?

Pay fines:
1) Standard loan: 100 baisa per day
2) Short loan: 1.000 OR per day
3) Overnight loan: 1.000 OR per day

How do I renew an item?

You can renew the items by going personally to the circulation desk or renew online by login into liberty system or through the mobile phone application.

How do I join the LRC?

If you are an SU Faculty, staff or student with a valid SU Card, then you are eligible to use the Library.

How do I read Library of Congress call numbers?

I want to search resources that is available within LRC only. How do I go about that?

You may try the basic search within the OPAC.

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