Find out about how the SALC can support your learning

Counter Services (borrowing books/DVDs)


The SALC has a variety of materials to help you study. If you wish to borrow any SALC material, please bring your KUIS student ID card. Some materials you can take home and some you can use only in the SALC because of copyright law. If you are not sure, please ask at the SALC counter.

Materials # of items For how long?
6 2 weeks
(You can borrow again [renew] 1 time)
DVDs 2 Only in the SALC

Renewing Materials

If you want to borrow materials for more than 2 weeks, you can use the KUIS OPAC system to renew material(s) by yourself. You can also come to the counter before the due date and tell us your name, your Student ID number, and the title of the material(s) you wish to renew. Then you can borrow for 2 more weeks.
You can renew once.
*Please use Chrome when you access KUIS OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) with an iPad/iPhone. Safari (the default browser for Apple’s devices) has been frequently unavailable to log in to the library system.

KUIS OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)

Photocopying Service ( ~ Sept. 30th 2022)

Students can make free photocopies of any materials except for the latest edition of magazines and newspapers in the SALC (up to half a book). Please bring them to the counter.
*The service will end at the end of September 2022.

Material Requests

If you have any requests or suggestions for new materials, you can use the Online Material Request system. Your requests are valuable and will help us to make the SALC a better place for learning.

Online Material Request

If you want to check the progress of your requests, please check here.

The SALC has thousands of books, magazines and journals in a range of levels and on many topics. Talk to a Learning Advisor if you would like help finding something that matches your interests and goals. Check the SALC Section Map to help you find the materials. You will notice that the materials are colour coded by level. You can borrow most materials for two weeks by bringing the material and your KUIS ID card to the counter. You can renew materials by sending us an email

KUIS OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)

To find out which materials we have available in the SALC, please access KUIS OPAC. You can use the system with internet anywhere.

Digital Resources

There are many materials that you can access via your smart phone or tablet device.

Check the Online Resources.