Ahmed Al-Farsi Library
The Ahmed Al Farsi Library was established in 1976 through a generous donation given by Shaikhan Ahmed Al Farsi. It is located at the College of Health Sciences premises.
To support the patient care, clinical, teaching, and research activities of the College of Health Sciences and the Salmaniya Medical Complex through the provision and management of knowledge-based information services and resources.
The affiliated users of the Library are the staff and medical staff of the Salmaniya Medical Complex, faculty/students of the College of Health Sciences, the BDF hospital, as well as other hospitals in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Library is open to the general public who are seeking personal or family-related health information although some services are restricted to affiliated users only. Any user needing assistance in using the Library is encouraged to ask for assistance at the Information Desk.
Rules & Regulation
- Silence must be observed at all times in the Library.
- No eating, drinking, or smoking.
- Do not return books to the Library shelves yourself. Leave the books on the tables for library staff to shelve.
- In making copies of published material, users must conform to the Bahraini law of copyright.
Sunday – Thursday:
7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: Closed
- Catalog (Glas)
Glas the Ahmed Al Farsi Library (AFL) Online Public Access Catalog that contains information on catalogued items (hard-copy books, journals, audiovisuals, thesis, etc...)
OPAC, at present, does not include electronic books.
- Bahrain Collection
The literature of medicine, nursing and the health sciences pertaining to Bahrain by Bahrain authors and others is housed separately in a designated corner. Items from this collection may be used with permission.
If you have published anything in the scope of the Bahraini Collection that is not included in this resource, we would appreciate it if you notify us so as to include it in Bah Coll.
The Inter-library loan facility allows you to request and utilize material that is needed, but is not in the Library’s collection. Students and other Library patrons can make ILL requests for free.
- Photocopy Center
Photocopying services are available at the Ahmed Al Farsi Library Photocopy Center. It provides all types of photocopy and printing facilities to CHS faculty and students, as well as Library patrons.
Services >Study Rooms
The study rooms are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library has several study rooms available, so reservations are encouraged. Conference room may be reserved for classes, meetings, or group study. All study rooms have Ethernet or Wi-Fi connections and dry erase boards. Your CHS ID is required to place a reservation.
For Reservation contact Acquisitions staff:
- Classes & Consultations
- Library Skills/Foundation Course: This course is offered for freshman students. The overall aim of the course is to teach students how to find information and utilize library services. This course is designed to develop and strengthen learning and study skills in preparation for course work and assignments.
- Basic EndNote: This Basic EndNote class will touch on the fundamental functions of the EndNote software. Building your library, managing your sources, and inserting your citations into your documents will be the focus of what we will cover. This class is structured for new to beginning users.
- Advanced EndNote: This class is designed as a hands-on workshop for users with some EndNote experience. We will review how to import references most efficiently, using the "Cite While You Write" feature, and some more advanced features such as finding full-text and editing output styles. Please bring your questions.
- PubMed Basics: Learn the basics to effectively search PubMed and its largest component, MEDLINE. This hands-on class will demonstrate how to conduct simple searches, narrow results, and locate full-text articles. PubMed is produced by the National Library of Medicine.
- EBM: Locating Evidence-Based Health Care Information: HSLS provides an extensive collection of evidence-based health care information resources. Get an overview of tools and techniques you can use to find literature that supports evidence-based health care.
Classes are offered upon request to groups or individuals.
Contact Mr. Abbas Al Khatam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 17285715.