UJL, was established along with the establishment of the university in 1962. It occupies a total area of (12000 sq m) in addition to (4,000 sq m) occupied by (17) sub-locations (Reading Rooms) distributed throughout the university campus (at the faculties and scientific centers) .
UJL consists of three departments comprising nine divisions in total. It opens (90 hrs)1 a week and offers its services to faculty members, staff members, UJ students, researches and scholars from outside the university, as well as individuals and institutions in the Arab and the foreign world at large. The average number of library users is 11,000 users per day. The library has diverse collections of print, electronic resources and databases subscriptions that exceed one million items to cover its faculty’s needs.