Library Membership
HSC Faculty, Staff and Students need the following to obtain library membership:

HSC Staff Copy of University ID & Civil ID 1 Photograph
Student Copy of University ID & Civil ID 2 Photographs

Ministry of Health Professional Copy of Work Center ID & Civil ID 1 Photograph + KD.40/-

Private Health Professional Copy of Work Center ID & Civil ID 1 Photograph + KD. 80/-

Borrowing Privileges
The Health Sciences Center Library Administration resources are available to HSC faculty, staff, students, Kuwait University members and health professionals in Kuwait.

Loan Period

Loan period varies depending on the Borrower Category and items being borrowed.

HSC Faculty HSC Staff HSC Students Post-Graduate Students / Clinical Tutors Others
Books 10 books for one month 5 books for one month 5 books for two weeks 5 books for one month 3 books for one month
Reserve Books 1 book for two hours none
Journals 3 issues for two hours none
Slides 3 sets for three days none
Audio & Video Tape 3 items for three days

*Reference materials, microfilms, computer software, CDs and laser discs are restricted to in-house use

  • Items must be renewed in person. Facility to renew by telephone / email is restricted to HSC faculty
  • Items renewed twice must remain in the library for two weeks prior to the next check-out
  • Items placed on hold are not subject to renewal
  • Items are subject to be recalled after 10 days

Overdue Fines
Patrons who do not return/renew books on or before the due-date must pay fine.

Item Fine
Book 250 Fils/day
Reserve Book 250 Fils/2-hours delay & KD 1/day
Audiovisual Item 250 Fils/day

Interlibrary Loan
  • Requester must provide complete and accurate citations on the request form
  • Requester signature is required on the request form
  • HSC faculty are entitled to 20 articles per academic year from commercial document suppliers.
  • Clinical tutors are entitled to interlibrary loan from Gulf libraries free of charge.

Literature Search
  • HSC Faculty is entitled to mediated literature search free of charge.
  • Other HSC members, Clinical tutors and Students are entitled to conduct free literature search.
  • Non-HSC members are entitled to conduct literature search for a fee.