Bachelor in Library and information science

University of Tripoli - Department of Library and Information


In Librarianship and libraries information major, the student studies library management and information centers knowledge. Also management and generation, archival and archive information control, institutions management, information and communication technology, a study of databases and integrated systems.


·         Preparing qualified and specialized cadres, and training them to work competently and efficiently in professions related to the field of libraries and information in universities, institutes, schools, research centers, and in ministries, institutions, companies, publishing houses and archive departments..

· Providing an educational opportunity for holders of a secondary certificate in various disciplines to join and study in the department, after which the graduate obtains a university degree (bachelor's) in library and information science.

· Teaching students how to prepare research, motivate them to have scientific aspirations, support them in developing their skills and creativity, and train them on how to use information sources, whether printed or electronic media.

· Encouraging scientific research in the field of libraries and information through organizing and actively participating in scientific conferences and seminars related to the field, writing books, and preparing research and scientific studies.

· Developing the technical and scientific skills of workers in the field of libraries and information, through organizing training courses, and providing technical and scientific consultations related to the field, within the framework of upgrading the level of specialization and profession.

· Contribute to the promotion of the objectives of the college and the university through active participation in various cultural and scientific activities.


The ability of students to objectively analyze the sources of information necessary to prepare the bibliographic and authority control tools necessary to store and retrieve information and its sources, the ability to deal with information and manage knowledge and convert it from tacit knowledge to explicit knowledge using the methods and mechanisms for that.

Certificate Rewarded

Bachelor's degree in Librarianship and libraries information sciences

Entry Reuirements

1. The  applicants should obtain a general secondary certificate, a specialized secondary certificate, or an equivalent certificate recognized by the authority.

 2. The high school diploma should not be less than the percentage determined by the University of Tripoli.

3. Acceptance of admission of foreign students with scholarships at the expense of the community in accordance with the principles and rules that decide the admission of Libyan students.

 4. International  applicants have to pay the fees and expenses of studying according to legislation of the university.

5. The  applicants should be healthy, free from infectious diseases, and able to follow theoretical and practical lessons.

6. Successfully passing the personal interview.

Study Plan

The Bachelor in Library and information science prepares students to qualify for Bachelor in Library and information science. The student studies several subjects which have been carefully chosen in this major to cover its different aspects.

It comprises 8 Semesters of study, in which the student will study a total of 127 units, which include 0 units of general subjects, and 0 major units

Study plan for this program is shown below:

1st Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
LIB1301 Introduction to Library Science 02 Compulsory +

LIB1302 Introduction to Cataloging 02 Compulsory +

LIB1303 Introduction to Information Science 02 Compulsory +

LIB1304 Introduction to Archival Science 02 Compulsory +

LIB1305 General References 03 Compulsory +

LIB1406 Descriptive Statistics 02 Compulsory +

2nd Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
LIB2301 Public and School Libraries 03 Compulsory LIB1305 +

LIB2302 Descriptive Cataloging (1) 03 Compulsory +

LIB2303 Literature of Humanities 03 Compulsory +

LIB2304 Technical Services for Archives 03 Compulsory LIB1304 +

3rd Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
LIB3405 Introduction to Scientific Research 02 Compulsory +

LIB3403 English Texts and Terminology (1) 02 Compulsory +

LIB3306 Databases 03 Compulsory +

LIB3304 Literature of Pure andApplied Sciences 03 Compulsory LIB2303 +

LIB3302 Descriptive Cataloging (2) 03 Compulsory LIB2302 +

LIB3301 University and Research Libraries 03 Compulsory LIB2301 +

4th Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
LIB3407 Children's Culture 02 Compulsory +

LIB4301 Information and Communications Technology 03 Compulsory LIB1303 +

LIB4302 Subject Cataloging 03 Compulsory +

LIB4403 English Texts and Terminology ( 2 ) 02 Compulsory LIB3403 +

5th Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
LIB5303 Cataloging of NON- Book Materials (1) 03 Compulsory LIB4302 +

LIB5302 Periodicals and Official Publications 03 Compulsory LIB2303 +

LIB4404 Modern Publishing 02 Compulsory +

LIB5301 Classification (1) 03 Compulsory LIB4302 +

6th Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
LIB6305 03 Compulsory LIB6303 +

LIB6303 Cataloging of NON- Book Materials 2 03 Compulsory LIB5303 +

LIB6302 03 Compulsory LIB4301 +

LIB6301 Collection Development 03 Compulsory LIB5302 +

LIB 6304 Classification (2) 03 Compulsory +

7th Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
LIB7301 Computers in Libraries and Information Centers 02 Compulsory LIB6303 +

LIB7302 Graduation Project 02 Compulsory +

LIB7303 03 Compulsory +

LIB7304 Indexing 03 Compulsory LIB 6304 +

LIB7305 Electronic Information Sources and Networks 03 Compulsory LIB6302 +

LIB7306 Advanced Classification 03 Compulsory LIB 6304 +

8th Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
LIB8303 Fieldwork 04 Compulsory +

LIB8302 Evaluation of Library ffectiveness 03 Compulsory LIB7303 +

LIB8301 Abstracting 03 Compulsory LIB7304 +

LIB4505 Comparative Librarianship 02 Elective LIB3301 +

LIB3508 Medical Libraries 02 Elective +

LIB2512 History of Books and Libraries 02 Elective +

LIB2511 Old Document and Manuscript 02 Elective +

LIB2510 Public Relations and Communication 02 Elective +