The CIT Library situated on the 4th floor of Zayed Center, provides access to a large book collection, and several thousand full-text electronic journal subscriptions.
The CIT library serve primarily to university members and then to the community. The collections support all programs taught at the university by housing a number of collections in various formats to suit all needs. Reference materials, on line electronic databases, journals, library management and system have been dedicated to ensure an efficient and supportive learning environment to all.
The library collections are of sufficient size and quality to ensure effectiveness in the instructional programs of the university.
All students are strongly advised to return borrowed items before the date due. To help you get borrowed items back on time, reminders are sent by e-mail. Library loans can be renewed by coming to the library front desk.
More information on library services and rules may be found at the University Catalogue
CIT libraries strive to develop independent and lifelong learners by:
The collections to be developed and maintained by the libraries will serve the following purposes:
The library collections aim to fulfill the following objectives:
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading digital learning company. McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) is an American learning science company and one of the “big three” educational publishers that provides customized educational content, software, and services.
Based on the growing demand for COST EFFECTIVE LITERATURE, and REDUCTION OF STORAGE SPACE, CIT has transitioned from a print-based business model to one based on using digital content and technology-enabled learning solutions. This was done in 2016, by signing an agreement with McGraw-Hill Education (MHE).
This agreement complement the entire spectrum of courses currently being taught throughout CIT and has many advantages as listed below:
IMPORTANT GUIDELINES for McGraw-Hill
HOW TO CHOOSE / AND USE THE TEXTBOOKS!
Instructors and Students
IMPORTANT NOTE: No MCGRAW-HILL can be checked out. All printed titles are to be consulted at the Library ONLY.
The library warns patrons not to loan items you have borrowed to another person. If the item is lost or returned late, you will be responsible for all fines and replacement fees
Borrowed materials must be returned or renewed by the due date. If not, the borrowers will be notified in the manner outlined below.
Faculty members and teaching staff
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday – Closed
IMPORTANT NOTE: The library will be accessible after regular operating hours upon request.
Computing and Technology
At CIT we always try to keep the pace with the latest developments of science and technology. This is achieved not only by investing to get the latest and the best hardware equipment, but also by trying to install and maintain the latest systems and applications.
This requires to be constantly learning new things and trying to apply them on our systems. It is not easy, in fact it is challenging, but we are not afraid of accepting challenges.
CIT has two Computer Labs on the 4-th floor and two Computer Labs in 3-rd floor, that can be used for teaching and for homeworks. Each of them has 17 and 29 (third floor lab) powerful computers with at least 4GB – 8GB RAM and 500GB – 1TeraGB disk drives, running the latest version of Edubuntu (Linux) and Windows 7, 8 (Lab 4) which are licensed.
There are six All-in-One HP computers on the Library, which can be used by the staff and the students to browse the Internet, to write and print documents, etc.
On the server room there is a powerful server of 32GB RAM and 6.6TB storage, that is used to supply and support all the services needed by the university (the website, user accounts, file sharing, DHCP/DNS services, etc.)
CIT has a dedicated Internet connection of 3Gbps download and 10Gbps upload speed. All the computers and IT devices are connected to the Internet and to each-other through a LAN (Local Area Network), either through cables or through wireless connections. There are 7 WiFi routers on the building that ensure wireless network coverage on all the premises of the university. The wireless connection is
open to all the staff, students and visitors of the university (so that they can use their own notebook, tablet or smart-phone device to access the Internet).
Each staff and student is provided with an email account on the domain of the university (cit.edu.al), that can be used to facilitate the communication and coordination. The email accounts of CIT are actually provided by GoogleApps, so they come with lots of additional services as well (like calendar, documents, chatting, etc.)
Each student or staff has his own account on the systems of the university, and can login to it from any of the computers on the CIT network, using his own username and password. In the future, remote access will be provided as well, so that the students and staff can access their accounts even from home, (through Virtual Private Network (VPN), secure shell (ssh), VNC, etc.) We are also planning to install applications and services like Moodle, OpenScholar, eduCommons, etc. which can improve the communication and learning/teaching experience of the students and the staff.
The CIT Physics laboratory provides to students and staff that are primarily interested in physics, mechanics, material science, electronics, experimental research, etc.: space, equipment, tools and materials, accompanied with technical support offered by engineering staff. Experimental demonstrations, testing, and simulations in kinematics, dynamics, fluids, electric circuits, etc. are carried out in this lab.
Chemistry Laboratory is focused on giving students the necessary knowledge in the field, in accordance with the theoretical program.
It is well equipped with necessary instrument which allow students to carry on experiments like purification and separation methods by using distillation, crystallization, extraction etc.
It also includes some aspects of environment issues, like water purification, and also natural product isolation.
The Safety Office serves as a Health, Safety and Environment resource to assist members of the institution community in meeting their obligations to provide a safe, healthy work and educational environment.
Understanding the main issues of emergency situation is very important for each member (student, administrative staff and academic staff) of Canadian Institute of Technology.Each member of CIT should know whom and how to contact in a case of emergency.The Safety Office administers university-wide emergency programs such as fire and large scale spills of hazardous materials. Information on university-wide procedures is presented here in this section of the Safety Office website.
Individual faculties/departments and shops/studios/laboratories must also have their own emergency procedures in place that are specific to their work/study areas and ensure that CIT employees and students know and understand these procedures.
To increase security measures and to cope in any emergency situation, it is decided to set up a working team.
This team is composed by:
Emergency contacts should be posted in a location accessible to responding emergency services (recommend location on visible parts of the building/offices).
Internal emergency contact number:
CIT +355 42 22 97 78
+355 67 40 42 042
Other important emergency contacts:
Road Police 126
Policies of Healthy and Safety Committee: