The library of The Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II Academy for Civil Protection established at the beginning of the academic year 2009/2010 to achieve the three objectives of the Academy: education, scientific research, and community service. The library is the beating heart of the Academy with its various services and the information as it provides to the beneficiaries.

The Academy has paid great attention to its library as one of the main pillars in the educational and research process. Its diversity corresponds with what is taught in the Academy since it can accommodate more than 30,000 books.

The library provides various services such as internal and external borrowing, internet search and electronic databases. Additionally, it has provided a modern protection and books borrowing system. Books are borrowed automatically to give the best services to the receivers with the least possible time and effort.

There are permanent committees to provide the library with information sources of all kinds. The library includes an independent group reading room with all facilities that provide a suitable place for reading.


Office services, knowledge available to everyone by using the latest information technology means and media.


Contributing to the achievement of the Academy's objectives in education, scientific research, and community service through providing information, resources, developing,organizing, and making itavailable to the users by various services such asborrowing books, counseling, and the providingan internal reading places.

Library Achievements

  • Training students of the Academy on using the library, searching for sources and references, using indexes, and introducing them to the library's instructions continuously.
  • Library staff participated in several courses in libraries inside and outside the Academy, and the field of computers and the Internet to develop their capabilities.
  • Providing the library with contemporary information resources that meet the needs of the users continuously.

Library's services

  1. The borrowing service is of two types: Internal and external .
  2. The electronic search service in the library's catalogues, as the Academy library allows the possibility of electronic searches in its indexes by the personal computers available on the Academy's campus or personal computers connected to the Internet.
  3. Reference services and responding to inquiries of the users.
  4. Provide privacyduring study (partitions).
  5. Users training service.
  6. Providing the necessary information sources in the various forms, arranging to be quickly retrievedas quickly as possible and with the least effort.
  7. Library holdings search service.


  • Reference:

    It is a book that is not read from beginning to end and referred to it to search for specific information, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals, and statistical tables. It is distinguished from the regular book by the presence of the letter (M) or (R) above the classification symbol.

  • Periodical:

    It is the publication that is published periodically, whether it is daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly, such as newspapers, magazines, and yearbooks.

  • Jordan Collection:

    The books whose subject is related to Jordan, regardless of the writer's nationality and the language of the book, and they are symbolized by the letters (M.A.) or (J.C).

  • Jerusalem Collection:

    The books whose subject matter relates to Jerusalem's city andthey aresymbolized by the letters (M.F) or (P.C.) .

  • Rare Books:

    The books that were printed before (1930). They are symbolized by the letters ( or. (S.C.).

  • University Thesis:

    It is the dissertation or the thesis submitted for obtaining a master's or doctoral degree that has not yet been published, and they are symbolized by the letters (R.J.) or (T.h).

  • Manuscript:

    It is all that is handwritten and it'ssymbolized by the word (document) or (M.S).

  • United Nations Group:

    The books which issued by the United Nations and its specialized agencies and are symbolized by the U.N. (A.M.).

  • Thumbnails:

    Films on which rare and important office materials are depicted, as devices are available for reading and printing (such as microfilm and microfiche).

  • Audio-visual materials:

    They are often accompanying some books as explanatory methods, the most important of which are slides, cassettes, videos, transparencies, and others.

Library Instructions