The GCET Library of today is a “hybrid library” that respects the tradition of printed books as a repository of culture and knowledge and responds to the changing needs of technology with an automated library information system in place. With the new partner institution, the University of the West of England – Bristol, access to GCET library’s e-resources drastically changed. All students enrolled in GCET are provided with individual username and password to access UWE Library e-resources covering thousands of e-books collections and a wide range of e-journals and academic online video tutorials like lynda.com, IEEE Xplore, Science Direct, Knovel just to name a few.
The Library is located at the 1st floor of the college building, a 150 Square meter library which can accommodate 80 seaters at the same time. The Library is fully air-conditioned with two dedicated female comfort rooms, individual workspaces for students with laptop, discussion room, Photocopying/Printing Machine, networked PCs with internet and a high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection anywhere in the library.
In order to perform its function to the satisfaction of all users, the GCET Library needs cooperation by observing the following rules:
- No eating or drinking in the Library
- The Library is a quiet working place, put your Mobile Phone in silent mode
- Discussion should be held elsewhere
- Leave your Library workplace tidy
- Respect the library code of conduct
8:30 A.M – 6:00 P.M
Sunday – Thursday
Academic Year 2016-2017
- 1st Semester (Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering)
- 1st Semester (Mechanical and Vehicle Technology)
- 1st Semester (Software Engineering)
- 1st Semester (Foundation Studies)
Academic Year 2015-2016
Academic Year 2014-2015
All students and researchers are welcome to use the resources of the GCET Library. Faculty, Staff and Students may borrow the materials for home or office use.
A valid GCET ID Card must be presented at the circulation counter/librarians table to borrow the materials.
Any loss or damage of books is the responsibility of the borrower. In the event of loss or mutilation of a book or other material, the borrower is responsible for reimbursing the full cost involved in the replacement of material. Borrowers must abide by the Library Circulation Policy even when they are away from GCET for vacation, research, or any other reason.
Faculty: 1semester loan
Students: 15 days loan
Materials can be renewed once for another 15days unless requested by another user. For renewal of library material, the borrower may visit the Library in person or send us an email through email@example.com to avoid overdue fines.
Returning of Material
Borrowed Library Materials may be return on or before the due date to avoid overdue fines. An email notification will be sent to confirm the return from the Library/Librarian to the borrower’s email upon returning the Library Material.
Overdue Fines and Other Penalties
- For overdue books the following fines are imposed:
- Reference books: 200 baizas per day, per book excluding Weekends and Holidays.
The GCET Library Internet Hub is a special component of the Library Reference and Information Service. The hub allows library customers to discover and explore the internet, digital resources and other applications intended for study and learning.
All the students enrolled in GCET are authorized to use the Internet Hub using their own individual username and password provided by the College upon enrollment/registration.
- Present GCET ID to the Librarian for proper assistance.
- For fair use, each user is allowed one (1) hour use of the computer. An increment of an additional one (1) hour is allowed if no other user is waiting.
The Following actions are not allowed and are subject to sanctions:
- Unauthorized installation of any software or data including display settings and desktop configuration.
- Modification of hardware and/or software or data including display settings and desktop configurations.
- Destruction of hardware.
- Hacking security measures.
- Any other action that may cause interruption of operations.
A user who violates the rules may be subject to disciplinary or other appropriate action including restrictions on the use of the Library Internet Hub
The GCET Library provides an unfiltered wireless Internet Hot Spot. This service is for library users with Wireless-capable devices, such as wireless-capable laptops and handheld computers. This service is intended to be available during normal operating hours of the library.
Wireless networks are not secure and use is at the individual’s own risk. Viruses, security and privacy protection are the responsibility of the user and are not provided by the library.
The library is not responsible for any damage to data files, alterations to file systems, or the functionality of the computer resulting from connecting to the wireless network.
The library is not responsible for damage, theft, loss of property, personal information, software or other personal property used in the library.
The Wi-Fi connection cannot be used for illegal purposes, nor shall it be used in any manner that violates library policies. Normal College rules apply.
This is one of the service provided by the Library for students and faculty. The service is intended to cater students and faculty with photocopying, printing and scanning jobs related to his/her own field of studies. From the time being this service is given to GCET students for free. To avail this service please come to the library photocopying/printing area, the service is available from 8:30 A.M to 6:00 P.M.
Library Orientation/Instruction is the service offered to all new students and faculty members during the start of every semester in collaboration with each Department. It aims to provide students and faculty a good understanding of GCET Library core function, facilities, resources and services. This service will also impart knowledge to students and faculty members to know more about the library’s access to Online Catalog (Web OPAC) and the Partner Institution (UWE) Library e-resources remote access, like downloading or reading e-books online, as well as the use of learning system called Blackboard.
Information Please – online almanac
Old Farmer’s Almanac – fun & practical information for everyday life including moon calendars, Weather predictions and more.
Infoplease Atlas – Click on an area of the map that you would like to see. There are also links to country profiles, flags, statistics, and more.
World Atlas – World Atlas is an educational resource for world maps, atlases, and in-depth geography information.
Cambridge Dictionaries Online – This site offers quick but comprehensive dictionary searches.
Information Please – offering millions of useful and interesting facts on a wide range of topics online, also include almanac and encyclopedia.
Miriam Webster Dictionary – online English dictionary and thesaurus.
The Free Dictionary – Free online dictionary search, offering English, medical, legal, and computer dictionaries as well as a thesaurus, encyclopedia, and literature reference library.
Webopedia – Dictionary on computing.
Computer User – Dictionary on computing.
Engineering Dictionary – Free encyclopedia by Babylon.
Techencyclopedia – definitions of computer & technology terms and concepts.
Chemistry & Environmental Dictionary – provide definitions for technical terms & acronyms.
Engineering Dictionary – provide definitions for technical terms & acronyms.
Alphadictionary – offers a wide variety of language materials intended to help its visitors learn and master anything they need to know about their native language or other languages.
Encyclopedia.com – provides more than 17,000 short articles from the concise Columbia Electronic encyclopedia.
Internet Encyclopedia – encyclopedia composed of information available on the Internet.
Encyclobeamia – Encyclopedia in Engineering.
Encyclodedia Smithsonian – The topics to search are listed alphabetically. Click on the topic to find information.
Reference.com – Free online encyclopedia and reference. Quickly research famous people, places, topics, and events from trusted sources.
DiracDelta – Small consultancy formed from a group of people with very different skills in engineering, physics and software engineering
Newspaper Online in Oman
Al Rroya (Muscat)
MiddleXpress [In English]
Muscat Daily [In English]
Oman News Agency [English available]
Oman Tribune (Muscat) [In English]
Times of Oman [In English]
TheWeek [In English]