What & Where is the Mohammed VI Library?
The Mohammed VI Library (M6L) is the university library at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane. It is located in the heart of the university campus just in front of the university's mosque.
The mission of the Mohammed VI Library is to support and to enhance learning, teaching, and research at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane. The M6L supports intellectual inquiry, discovery, and learning by developing its collections, providing spaces for collaborative learning or individual reflection, facilitating research, and offering instruction on the effective and ethical use of information resources.
M6L Hours of Operation
|Normal Semester Hours||Opens||Closes|
|Monday - Thursday||8h00||22h00|
|Monday - Friday||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday - Sunday||Open 24 hours|
*The M6L sends an email announcement with specific dates for the exams period each semester.
All M6L patrons are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is responsible and respectful.
Regulations for orderly conduct include the following:
Patrons must respect rules related to noise in all library areas.
Smoking is prohibited in the library building and the immediate area outside the library
Beyond the M6L Café Space, patrons are not allowed to bring in food or drinks into the library except bottled water
Patrons are responsible for keeping the library as clean as they found it
Breaking any of these rules can incur a fine of 200 MAD
1. Loan Periods
After an item has been checked out for ten (10) days, it may be recalled if a hold request is placed by another patron. A recall notice will be emailed to the borrower informing him/her that the item must be returned to the Circulation Desk within three (3) days. The due date will subsequently be changed to reflect the conditions of the hold request. Recalled items not returned by the new due date are subject to habitual overdue fines.
Similarly, the library reserves the right to recall a checked-out item at any point at its discretion. Patrons are duly informed of the need to return the item and should do so promptly.
5. Overdue Fines
All patrons incur overdue fines for each item returned late. Borrowing privileges are suspended for overdue items and unpaid fines.
6. Lost Items
For lost items, the borrower will be charged any overdue fine accrued to that point, as well as the cost of replacing the lost item and a 200 DH processing fee. Borrowing privileges are suspended until the lost item bill is paid in full.
In the scenario where an item is subsequently found and returned before a replacement is ordered, said cost may be refunded; however, neither the overdue fine nor the processing fee will be waived in this case.
Fees are paid in full at the Circulation Desk by means of a deduction from the cash wallet card. Extenuating circumstances will allow for fines exceeding 50 DH to be forwarded to the
Business Office, at which time borrowing privileges can be reinstated. Payments cannot be performed by phone or email, regardless of urgency or need.
7. Damaged Items
Patrons are responsible for returning library items in the same condition in which they were borrowed. When an item is deemed to have been damaged, the library reserves the right to charge the borrower the cost of repair or replacement. The costs are determined wholly at the library’s discretion. Borrowing privileges are suspended until the damaged item bill is paid in full.
8. Borrowers' Responsibilities
Borrowers are responsible for reading and honoring the library’s email notices in a timely fashion. Failure to do so does not override any library policies or procedures. Furthermore, patrons are urged to monitor their My Millennium accounts so as to ensure that due dates are respected.
Admission to the library is conditional upon observation of the policies upheld therein, and the staff of the library is empowered to enforce these regulations. Persistent failure to observe library rules may result in the withdrawal of access to library facilities, and the matter may be referred to the Library Director.
Patrons should inform the Circulation Desk of a change of address, whether permanent or temporary. Similarly, changes of email address, phone number, or any other pertinent info should be communicated in as prompt a manner as possible.
Books and other library resources must not be removed from the library unless the loan has been duly recorded by a member of the library staff. To that end, all loans necessitate the patron’s ID card. Furthermore, AUI ID cards are not transferable; the member named on each card is responsible for the items borrowed on it, and is liable for the cost of replacement in the event of loss or damage.
Borrowing privileges will be suspended for overdue items, unpaid fines, and any other repeated infractions. Privileges may also be suspended if other library policies are not consistently honored.
9. Special Borrowing
Capstone students, and Honors Students can borrow up to eighteen (18) items, if they submit a written request approved by their supervising faculty members. Similarly, students working on theses can request exemption from habitual restrictions by way of faculty intervention.
AUI Faculty may request exemptions from habitual restrictions for extenuating circumstances due to professional needs. These requests will be weighed individually and replied to in the promptest manner possible.
These requests should be mailed directly to email@example.com
10. Course Reserves
The library Reserves Service includes highly in-demand and/or faculty-assigned materials for short-term use, primarily within the library itself.
Mohammed VI Library maintains reserve collections and electronic access to class-related materials that support academic programs. Books, articles, and other documents (e.g., sample exams, syllabi, problem sets, readings, and lecture notes) are set aside in accordance with faculty requests.
Furthermore, items deemed particularly desirable, even if not requested by faculty, may be put aside for general use.
Faculty members are invited to fill out the Reserve Request Form or to visit the "Course Reserves" service guide for more information.
Headphones can be borrowed at the circulation desk. You need to leave your Cash wallet at the CD until you return the headphones.
ALS Booking Regulations
You may book an ALS room for no more than two hours per day using the M6L Room Booking System. The booking should be made at least 1 hour in advance. If you attempt to book an ALS for more than two hours, your booking will be automatically canceled.
ALS Booking Cancellation
If you fail to come to the library to retrieve the key, your reservation will be canceled automatically after 20 minutes. If you wish to cancel the booking, you are kindly requested to do so to ensure the room can be made available for the other users. Cancellations can be made through the link provided in confirmation email or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Graduate Study Office Reservation Policy
Online Booking: can be reserved using the M6L Room Booking System.
Type of users: Only graduate students can book the office.
Office capacity: Only two users can book the office at the same time, and no more than two people should be in the room at any time.
Booking duration: The office can be booked for up to two consecutive days. The key should be returned one hour before the library closes
3. General Reserved Room Regulations:
Noise: While talking at a normal is allowed in reserved rooms, please avoid causing undue disturbance to others.
Phones: Please set mobile phones to vibrate mode.
Food and beverages: Only water is allowed inside the library outside the M6L Café Space.
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited inside all University buildings.
Private property: You are responsible for your private property.
4. Reserved Room Keys
Keys for reserved rooms should be collected at the Circulation Desk and returned on time to the librarian. Failure to return on time will result in a fine of 200MAD.
An online form is available to request use of the M6L Exhibit Wall. It requests the following information:
Provide a brief description of the items you would like to exhibit.
Describe your status at AUI
Provide at least one and no more than 5 sample images of the items you wish to exhibit.
Give us a preferred start date for your exhibit this semester
Your items will be examined by M6L team for approval before being exhibited. You will be contacted via email with the approval decision.
Installation & Disclaimer
Installation of artwork on the exhibit wall is the responsibility of the artist. Beyond clothing pins, no additional materials will be furnished by the library for hanging or displaying artwork.
The M6L will not be held responsible for any theft or defacement of artwork displayed on the exhibit wall
Your exhibition duration should be between two weeks and one month
The library welcomes requests to Moroccan students and researchers who wish to access its facilities and to use its resources.
External visitors can gain access to the library's resources on site by emailing a request to the Library Director (c/o email@example.com). Requests should include:
External Users may access the library and use all the resources on site; they may not borrow books or any other items from the library.
Library users can bring only bottled water into the library (no food or soft drinks are permitted beyond the M6L Café Space).
What is social media?
Social media, defined here as the use of third party hosted online technologies that facilitate social interaction, offers the M6L more interactive ways to connect, to share, to listen, and to engage with the university community. It also enables M6L librarians to create and to share the library’s content, events, updates with the AUI community.
Purpose of Mohammed VI Library social media channels
Enable M6L to pursue its mission and goals online, while promoting the library resources and services.
Facilitate communication with M6L users: connect, share, listen to M6L’s users and engage them.
Build brand loyalty and change M6L reputation.
Who can use M6L social media channels?
The M6L Director, R&LS librarians, and C&A librarians are free to use M6L social media channels; publish, share, comment, and reply. Also, workers students and interns can have a limited access as an “Editor Role”.
How can M6L social media channels be used?
M6L staff should consider the ALA's Code of Ethics and Social media policy and procedure of Al Akhawayn University when using Social Media.
How to use social media effectively?
Consider M6L social media as a space of interaction and learning.
M6L staff who are using social media channels should be aware that what they are saying is representing the library and that what they post is public and permanent.
M6L staff should post interesting things that the university community will care about.
Librarians should reflect, when using social media, the purpose of the library by using appropriate humor, photos, facts, current events.
Librarians should link their postings on social media with M6L content.
We will not post:
Items or comments that are racist, sexist, discriminatory, or otherwise offensive.
Personal attacks or insults.
Plagiarized or copyrighted material.
Commercial promotions or spam.
At the conclusion of each academic year, the Mohammed VI Library prepares an annual activity report. The report details the state of its collections, activities of library staff, and events held at the library that year. Beginning 2021, the M6L will be transferring its annual reports to the AUI Digital Repository. While in the future these reports will be available for public access, for now they remain accessible only via the local server:
Every five years, the Mohammed VI Library develops a strategic plan as a complement to the University's Strategic Plan. As of 2022, the M6L will begin storing its strategic plans in the AUI Digital Repository: