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SHMS – Saudi OER Network

SHMS is a National program that aims in enriching the educational content to support education. This program seeks to find a sustainable path to partnership in design, improvement, maintenance, and enhancing the quality of the digital educational content and it will contribute in providing more educational opportunities for those who speak the Arabic language.

Project Gutenberg Free Books On-Line

Project Gutenberg is the brainchild of Michael Hart, who in 1971 decided that it would be a really good idea if lots of famous and important texts were freely available to everyone in the world. Since then, he has been joined by hundreds of volunteers who share his vision. This is for books that no longer have copyright on them.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

New initiative from OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) links to recent free titles from European university presses. See the full list on the website.

World Digital Library Home

The World Digital Library (WDL) was launched in 2009 by UNESCO in association with over 30 other national, university and research libraries and archives. Current partners include: Library of Congress, Bibliotheca Alexandrina of Alexandria, Egypt and National Libraries in Japan, China and Russia. It aims to provide free public access to an online collection of cultural materials These are intended to include books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, sound recordings and film clips covering all areas of the world from earliest times to the present day.

Online Textbooks for Free

Bookboon's free online textbooks for students are focused and to the point. They are all written by highly respected professors from top universities in the world and cover topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.

OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaced SourceOECD in July 2010.

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Directory of open Access Journals

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 4868 journals in the directory.

Open access to 819,149 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

Mechanical Engineering Magazine

Contains links of free online Mechanical Engineering Magazine.

OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

Enhanced Research Publications

Enhanced Research (ER) Publications is one of the leading International Publishers, Distributors and Subscription Agents of research journals, newsletters and innovative magazines. ER Publications have different types of four International Peer Reviewed/Refereed Journals with good Impact Factor which publishes high quality manuscripts on monthly & bi-monthly basis

The Digital Commons Network

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work

GSL Open Access

Geological Society Lyell Collection: papers published Open Access are included in this collection and are free to download. All of these papers were originally published in the Lyell Collection Complete.

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It is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here.


ProQuest open access Dissertations and Theses, provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

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MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

The library comprises the high quality selective books related to the RCYCI academic programs and a major part of the library collection is in engineering, science and management. However, the library also has a small collection in the areas of humanities and social sciences. The books are housed at ground floor of the library according to the international classification scheme, Dewey Decimal in the open shelves. The library also provides access to student projects and theses.

Reference Collection 001-999
Computer Science 001-005
Economics 300
English Language 400
Mathematics 510
Physics 530
Chemistry 540
Engineering 620-628
Mechanical Engineering 621
Electrical Engineering 621.3
Electronics 621.381
Environmental Protection Engineering 628
Management 650-658
Accounting 657
Plant Management 658.2
Personnel Management 658.3
Strategic Management 658.4
Chemical Engineering 660
Industrial Engineering 670
Literature & Geography 800-900

YIC Library multimedia section organized a complete up-to-date record of audiovisual material with collection of about 500 CDs & DVDs and providing in-house watching facilities through following equipments:

  • TV

  • VCRs

  • CDs/DVDs Players

  • Scanners

  • Multimedia Projects