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Avicenna Library & Learning Resource Center supports the learning, teaching, research, and clinical activities of RCSI Bahrain.

Our experienced team of health information professionals provides advice and services ranging from expert search and retrieval, information and digital literacy skills development, research data management, bibliometric profiling, open-access publishing, and onsite and online services.

Please note:

1. All registered students and staff have a membership to the Library.

2. ID card is required for access to facilities and services.

3. Food is not allowed in any area of the Library. Bottled water and beverages in tightly sealed mugs are allowed. Drinks in open cups, foam or paper cups, cups with plastic lids, and soda cans are prohibited within the library space.

4. Library is a quiet learning environment, and all users must be mindful of other learners. Library furniture has been situated to provide the best possible seating for students. Please do not move chairs or tables.

5. Visitors cannot use the space unless they are given prior permission.

Copyright and Licensing Restrictions

Remember that you must not copy or print multiple copies of published materials (i.e. books, journals, websites etc.) beyond what is permitted. Users must conform to the University’s contractual obligation and to the Bahraini Law on copyright.

Borrowing services are available to RCSI Bahrain students and staff.

The Library’s comprehensive online collections are complemented by print collections. Students and staff have access to a wider range of key textbooks (print and online), journals (print and online), and databases to support learning, teaching, and research.

Borrowing policy

  • You can only borrow with a valid ID card.
  • You are responsible for all items borrowed on your ID until they have been returned to the Library and the loan record has been canceled. 
  • Reference-only materials are for consultation within the Library.
  • The majority of the collection is available for borrowing. High-demand items will be placed on short loan status to facilitate equal access.
Undergraduate Students 13 Items 2 Weeks
Postgraduate Students Items Weeks
Staff Members Items Weeks


We are pleased to announce that the Library will resume open access to our book stacks—beginning Sunday, August 20, 2023. This change brings essential modifications to our services for accessing print collections, so please be aware of the following items. 

  • As we resume access to the print collection, you can now freely browse the stacks, check out materials, and pick up holds during operating hours; our Click & Collect service will be suspended starting Thursday, August 17.

  • Our book reservations/requests service will remain active through Primo. 

  • Do not shelve any books you have taken from the shelves; place them in the trolley or leave them at the front desk.

  • Physical course reserve service will be available at the Library.

We are excited to welcome students, faculty, and staff back into our stacks soon.

Books can be returned at the desk or in the return box left outside the Library. 

Library fines can be avoided by all users by returning or renewing items prior to the due date.

  • There is a charge of 100 fils per day per overdue book.
  • Lost books should be reported immediately to the Library team.
  • Replacement charges for lost books are based on the value of the item lost.

You are responsible for a book borrowed in your name until it has been returned to the Library and the loan record has been canceled. Replacement charges will apply for lost, damaged, or defaced items. Lost books should be reported immediately to the Library team. Replacement charges are based on the value of the item lost.