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WorldCat search

WorldCat lets you find everything you need with one simple search interface.  It’s a way for you to locate books, articles, journals, videos and other items of interest in your library or other libraries.  Refer to the quick guide on how to use WorldCat


Learn how to create your library account. This will allow you to download articles and eBooks, renew, reserve, and recall library items.


Borrowing privileges

Know all information about borrowing, renewing, returning and reserving books.


Research guides

Designed to help you find information and access materials relevant to your subject. It highlights the key resources for your subject and help with databases, referencing and finding and assessing information. 


Interlibrary request 

 Cannot find full-text? We can provide you resources that are not available within our resources by  Requesting for it via WorldCat 

Reading list

The reading list provides you access to the materials recommended by your tutors. These include print/eBooks, articles, book chapters & conference papers. It links you directly to the readings in WorldCat and gives you real-time information about the availability of books.


Information on how to use the print services

BUiD Wifi

Details on how to get connected to the BUiD Wifi

Library computers

Use your Blackboard account to log in to the library computers.

Group study room

Reserve a room for group study to work on your presentations and assignments or projects.


Request for an individual library session

We are happy to help you find the best resources for your research. 

Note: This is only for booking a session for individual support.


Get help & support (ASK A LIBRARIAN)

Note: This is for any general queries and assistance. 

Research Help

Research guides

Research cluster

Library tutorials
Library databases
Reading list
Accessibility statement 

Library Services

Borrowing services
Reference services
Article request service (ILL)
Book an information literacy session
Print, copy, scan services
Off-campus access
Wireless connection

About Us

The team
Opening hours
Library newsletter

Contact Us

The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
PO Box 345015  |  1st & 2nd Floors, Block 11
Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)
United Arab Emirates
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