Self-Access Centre (SAC) Library

Self-Access Centre (SAC) aims to enhance the learning process of both foundation English and specialization programmes for students enrolled at University of Technology and Applied Sciences - Ibra.

This self-directed environment is where students practice with the materials presented in classroom lectures, as well as immerse themselves in the world of English.

SAC Library is equipped with Library Management System and a Portal (LMS) as a well-organized solution for easy and effective library transactions. This system offers the following features:

  • Maintains complete records of library collections;
  • Controls with RFID secured facility;
  • Performs comprehensive library transactions and reports;
  • Easy access to online library world
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The following guidelines should be followed when inside the Self-Access Center (SAC):

  • All students and staff are requested to log-in and out upon visiting and exiting the SAC in the log-in computer near the entrance.
  • Foods or drinks are "NOT" allowed in the SAC except for bottled water.
  • English should be the only spoken language in the SAC.
  • You must leave things better than you’ve found it.
  • You must speak quietly at all times.
  • No veils are allowed in the S.A.C.
  • It is not allowed to use GSMs in the SAC otherwise it must be kept on silent mode.
  • Please turn off computers after use.
  • Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended, it is not the responsibility of the SAC staff for any lost.
  • No littering allowed in the SAC.
  • No printing and photocopying services in the SAC.
  • Please Note: For borrowing and returning books, kindly refer to the rules and guidelines for circulation.
SAC Library Collections

Library collections are available for circulation, with a borrowing period of 7 days and 30 days for Students and Staff respectively . Items can be renewed once if there are no reservations for them. Popular resources should not be renewed, however photocopies can be made. These resources consist of:

  • Books donated by the English Office/British Council in December 2008
  • Books donated by the PDO [Petrol Development of Oman]
  • Books donated by the Teachers
  • New books purchased by the Ministry

Total number of books - 5,514
Total number of titles – 2,409 [statistical data, updated AY2019-2020]

Reference Material

Various reference materials are available for in-house use only and can be photocopied if necessary. These are Dictionaries & Encyclopedias and are not for circulation.

Audiovisual Material

Various audiovisual materials are available, some are exclusively for referencing purposes only. Original copies are available for circulation.

Audiovisual material, discs consisting of Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, English Grammar Exercises; Discs for listening; story tapes; Copies are divided into: story cassettes; stories on discs; discs consisting of encyclopedias, Dictionaries and English Grammar Activities. These are all new additions added to the collection since March 2008.


Computers in both the girls and boys sides are available to students and staff. Various computer programs for English are available on all computers in the SAC for students to use. No printers are available.

Projects and School Works

Teachers are requested to inform the SAC Staff of all prospective projects and school works before sending students to the SAC

LCD TV Sets \ VCR \ DVD Recorders and Players

TV, VCR, DVD recorders as well as the software, are available for use in the SAC primarily for students. Staff also have access to these resources. These resources are mainly to improve the listening skills, communication skills, vocabulary and grammar in the English language. All students should be encouraged to use these resources for educational purposes only.

The following activities can be conducted in the SAC through an online reservation as first-come first serve basis:

  • Class Activity
  • Book Report / Review
  • Academic Support Program
  • Writing Center / Program
  • SAC Orientation
  • Student Workshop
  • Vocabulary Log
  • Community Services
  • Staff Workshop
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Other Resources

Pamphlet collection started October 2008. Can be used by students as additional material for projects, consisting of various topics, from smoking on the campus to Oman’s heritage. These files are alphabetically arranged and are called ‘Ready Reference’. This resource is for students to be used in the SAC only, and can be photocopied for the students by their respective Teachers. An index of all topics in this collection is available.

Online Learning Resources are also available to help staff and students for their teaching and learning needs, please click the following links to access / view:

Learning Materials

ProQuest Learning Resources

For more info, please contact:

Erick C. Campano
Elsie V. Isip
Homer S. Navarro
SAC Hours
8:00am to 6:00pm (Sunday to Wednesday)
8:00am to 3:00pm (Thursday)

Centre News and Events

Awareness on Common Password Threats

18/01/2021 Staff Development & Staff Support Committee

The Staff Development & Staff Support Committee spearheaded a university wide webinar entitled “Awareness on Common Password Threats” on 6th January 2021 from 10am to 12pm through MS Teams platform. more...

Building a Culture of Participation

18/01/2021 Staff Development & Staff Support Committee

A webinar on “Building a Culture of Participation” was organized by Staff Development & Staff Support Committee for ETC Staff on 5th January 2021 via MS Teams. more...

Webinar on Occupational Health and Safety

04/01/2021 ETC Staff Development and Staff Support Committee

ETC Staff Development and Staff Support Committee (SDSSC) organized a webinar on Occupational Health & Safety primarily for Educational Technology Center (ETC) and was offered to interested UTAS – Ibra staff as well. more...

Awareness on Staff Related Policies for ETC Staff

23/12/2020 Shiekh Tariq Mohmad

Staff Development & Staff Support Committee (SDSSC) in Educational Technology Centre (ETC) conducted an awareness program on staff-related policies ... more...

ETC organizes Webinar on ProQuest Databases and Turnitin

16/11/2020 ETC Staff Development and Staff Support Committee

During the COVID – 19 pandemic, educators all over the world have switched to a new alternative in order to impart education & training and it is called "Webinar". more...

UTAS-Ibra Conducted Its First Ever Online Examination with ETC Technical Team

12/11/2020 Communication and Document Management Committee

The University of Technology and Applied Sciences – Ibra has conducted its first ever 2-weeks online examination which was started on 8th November 2020. more...

ETC Goes Online Training/Courses

13/05/2020 by Ms. Ledilyn D. Tinio

Amidst the global crisis on Covid 19 pandemic, educational institutions tried their best to manage the disruptions on academic activities by implementing online education and work at home procedures. more...

Sharing of Resources with Ibra College of Technology - Hand Over of Graduation System

- with inputs courtesy by HCT - ETC Posted: 06/10/2019

Last October 2, 2019, a proper handover of the Graduation System was done. Mr. Hamood Al Azri Web Programmer from Ibra College of Technology received the copy of the system. read more...

Awareness Program on Policy Management and Approved Policies for ETC Staff

- with inputs from Ms. Elsie V. Isip/Mr. Erick C. Campano Posted: 23/04/2019

Policy is one of the essential aspects of any organization in directing and guiding in the achievement of its strategies and goals. read more...

ETC Participates in ICT Open Day 2019

- with inputs from Ms. Elsie V. Isip/Mr. Erick C. Campano Posted: 19/03/2019

Educational Technology Center (ETC) participated in the ICT’s Open Day 2019 under the supervision of Mr. Wahab Al Hussini, Head of ETC and with the amiable support from Mr. Abdullah Musallem Al-Maskari and Mr. Majid Al- Mahrehzi, Head of Sections of Computer Services Section (CSS) and Library Services Section (LSS) respectively. read more...

ETC holds Workshop on ProQuest

- with inputs from Ms. Elsie V. Isip/Mr. Erick C. Campano Posted: 10/02/2019

Selected staff from the center’s Library Services Section (LSS) and Educational Services Section (ESS) attended the workshop organized by the Higher College of Technology and ProQuest on 21st January 2019. read more...

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