The Iraqi Virtual Scientific Library

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is pleased to announce the launch of the Iraqi Virtual Scientific Library website with its new look, which is characterized by the ease of the registration process, password retrieval, and searching for information sources. Therefore, we are thrilled to invite you to review and explore the new website.

Information about the library contents:

The new version of the IVSL includes a trial access to Elsevier ScienceDirect, through which more than 1844 journals and 31 e-books have been added to the resources of the IVSL-Libhub. The library is extensive and unique and contains a text database that covers authentic research topics and titles with a high impact factor. In addition, over 34,000 e-books have been added to the virtual library from Project Gutenberg.

Click here to visit the official IVSL website

Misuse of the contents of the Iraqi Virtual Scientific Library :There are a number of restrictions upon the use of the IVSL to which patrons should adhere. These include downloading full text articles and sending them to individuals outside the institution, or sending copies of downloaded articles to individuals outside Iraq. Other violations and forms of prohibited activities include allowing people who work in commercial companies to use and access the library’s facilities, download or print entire periodicals, or creating several copies to be reproduced as lectures for students, or allowing unregistered individuals to use another patron's name and password. Given that the access to the Iraqi Virtual Scientific Library is only done through patrons who have been approved by each of the participating institutions, it is therefore not permissible to participate in the name of another beneficiary or use their password. The passwords must be changed every (120) days to maintain the confidentiality of the system, and it is necessary to ensure that there are no violations of the licencing agreements that have been agreed upon between the participating institutions and the publishers in order for the system to remain functioning properly. Publishers monitor their databases continuously and can easily detect any violations and/or prohibited activities. For this reason, heads of institutions who benefit from electronic resources are always required to sign a full agreement with those responsible for providing digital and electronic library services, so as to meet the terms and conditions of the publishing licence agreements.