The University of Bahrain Library aims to become a center of excellence that supports and promotes high academic standards in undergraduate and postgraduate courses and in research. It makes a full contribution to the life of the university by providing the necessary information to support learning, teaching, and research programs. It participates actively in building a knowledge society in line with the aims of the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.

The UOB Library’s collections are accessible to users directly within the library premises and remotely via its digital library portal discovery system. It endeavors to empower students through its established information literacy programs. It continuously conducts quality assessment exercises in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of its services.

Even though it faces important challenges, with regard to budget and staff-expertise, the UOB Library endeavors to provide high-value services to its users, while at the same time, it makes every effort to enhance the skills and professionalism of its staff.

The Library reaches its objectives by:
  1. providing a collection of information resources relative to the needs of the programs and faculty;
  2. strengthening information literacy skills and life-long learning skills programs for students;
  3. strengthening the library’s systems for locating and obtaining electronic information;
  4. conducting periodical assessments in order to improve the services the library provides to students and faculty through the use of internationally recognized library assessment tools like LibQUAL+, which will enable the library to respond to the real needs of the university community as well as benchmark its services to regional and international levels;
  5. Providing an environment that encourages learning and research for all students including those with special needs.