The Learning Resource Centre at Sohar College of Applied Sciences plays a vital role in the educational reform initiative of the Ministry of Higher Education. The LRC’s primary goal is to enhance student learning. To achieve this goal, the LRC provides the College community with current materials and resources, access to the Internet for research and study, and educational technologies to promote a learner-centered environment. To date, considerable progress has been made in equipping the Centre of Specialization according to international standards.
LRC Units There are three units in the LRC: Computers, Educational Technology and the Library


The LRC Aims to: Assist student and faculty to achieve learning and teaching excellence and support student and faculty development initiatives by utilizing an integrated learning approach and a computerised library management system. The LRC will strive to take full advantage of its information resources and technology in order to best serve the research needs of CAS-Sohar’s students and faculty.


  • The development and enhancement of information resources that can best serve the needs of applied science research.


  • To serve as an effective learning and research resource for users from inside the College and the local community, with the overall purpose of developing skills, expertise and knowledge.




Main Values

  • Achieving the highest levels of efficiency in supporting learning programs.

  • Collaboration and optimum cooperation in fulfilling society’s needs as well as the requirements of the learning environment.

  • Ongoing support of the efforts to cope with changes in each area of specialization.

  • Promote cooperation between other college centers.

  • Provide the necessary resources for scientific research.

  • Support the academic curriculum by providing the necessary learning resources.

  • Help CAS-Sohar’s students and faculty manage the rapidly expanding world or technology and information.

  • Develop the research skills of CAS-Sohar’s students.

  • Provide a platform for faculty members to exchange experiences and cooperate with other staff to diversify and enrich their teaching methods.

  • Encourage self-learning and meet the needs of individual differences.

  • Promotion of creativity and freedom in expressing constructive ideas.

LRC Opening Hours in Term

Facilities provided in LRC for all CAS students and faculty. Also members of the local community can also use the LRC’s Services.

  • Sunday to Wednesday 7.00 am to 8.00 pm.

  • Thursday 7.00 am to 3.00 pm.

  • Closed on Friday, Saturday, and Official Holidays.


LRC users can be trained in the following skills:




Student Responsibilities

Student responsibilities in each of areas of the LRC are::

  • Treat the LRC staff with respect (this applies to all the LRC).

  • Be patient with staff and students while in line at Information Desk.

  • Work and study quietly so that others may study without distraction.

  • Turn off all electronic communications devices such as GSM telephones and pagers before entering the LRC.

  • Do not bring food or drinks into the LRC or labs.

  • Pick up after yourself- do not leave discarded papers or material on the tables or student carrels.

  • Do not bring food or drinks into the LRC or labs.

  • Return books and study materials on the time so that other students and faculty can borrow or use them.

  • Clear your table and put the chair back in its proper place when leaving the LRC.

  • Help keep book shelves neat so that others may find the materials they need.

  • Students should be aware that all LRC corridors are equipped with cameras.






Borrowing Service Policy


Timing for borowing:

Sunday to Thursday 8 am- 2.50 pm


Borrowing Types:

  • -External:Books or other materials are lent for a limited period.
  • -lnternal:Reference books or other materials to be used inside the library only.
  • -Semester loan:students are allowed to borrow some textbooks for the whole sesemester.


User No .of books allowed loan Duration
Faculty 10 (1 month)
Students 5 (2 weeks)


General lnstructions:

  • -student ID card must be shown for borrowing materials.
  • - Keep quite in the library. It is a place for reading, studding and research.
  • - food or drinks are not allowed in the library.
  • - after using books put them in their right place, or leave them on the tables.
  • - text books must be returned on time. Please follow the announcements in this regard.
  • - users are responsible that are loaned by their name until they have been returned.



Two hundred Bz for each day of

Computer Unit


Times of occurrence of the performance of the service

Sunday to Thursday 8:00 - 14:50


Types of service:

  • - Provide internal borrow for students and faculty members like portable devices and display devices , cameras and other educational tools.
  • -Maintenance of and follow-up display devices within the classroom as well the department to complete their as help students within education techniques
  • - Provide technical support for Blackboard.
  • -The provision of technical services for the activities and events at the college.


  • - The right of faculty members to borrow from the hardware section for two hours.
  • -Students have the right to borrow tools from the department for two hours that the student leaves the university card with Section employee even re borrowed tool.
  • -No external borrow.
  • -Section will not help students without university card
  • -Bear faculty and students members after borrow any damage to the tool or device on loan.
  • -Patron to return borrowed tools within office hours.
  • -Section must be notified in writing two days before the date of effectiveness of the work seemed necessary and preparation for the events of the requested materials that all materials be returned after the effective immediately.
  • -Section is responsible for events held outside of the college
  • -In case of delayed return materials or sabotage materials penalty imposed on Patron.

General Guidelines:

  • -It is strictly forbidden to eat and drink within the department.
  • -Calm within the department.
  • -Prevents tampering with property section.
  • -Anyone who violates the laws and regulations section will present Himse lf for questioning.