Panitza Library, the heart of the University, is a modern cultural and intellectual center for studying, reading and doing research. It offers comfortable environment for individual and group studies with printing and copy rooms, computer equipment and other facilities. The Library collection of 105,000 books, 72,000 electronic books, more than 10,000 print volumes, 36,000 electronic journal titles, magazines and newspapers, audio-visuals materials and many electronic databases support the curricula and General Education programs and foster students' personal growth and development of life-long learning and research habits and skills. Electronic resources are conveniently organized through the library web-site and are available for research and study around the clock. Interlibrary Loan Service is an essential element in the Library's strategy by providing documents from other libraries to meet the expanded needs of AUBG faculty and students. We also share resources and expertise with partner libraries and members of Library Consortia.
The reference service provides professional help to library patrons in locating and retrieving information in various ways - personal consultation, instant messaging and e-mails. The Information Literacy Program aims to provide course-integrated instruction in collaboration with the faculty and in alignment with course objectives and student learning outcomes. The program offers training in developing research skills and building information literacy both through classroom instruction and one-to-one training to assist students and faculty make better use of the Library's resources. Panitza Library offers orientation to new students and faculty during Orientation week.
The Library is an approachable, accessible, service-oriented organization, sensitive to its users' needs. It is open 92 hours per week Monday through Sunday during the semester and effectively expands its working hours during final exam weeks. Furthermore, the Library works toward creatively using technology to support and inspire education and scholarship, and to deliver service to the community of learners wherever and whenever they need it.