Library and other Learning Resources

The EGST library’s main function is to serve the faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends of the School. Only validated users in the above groups are allowed in the library. Library patrons are required to follow all library regulations and instructions. These rules and regulations are intended to enable good use and fair distribution of library resources.

Opening Hours

    • Monday to Thursday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
    • Friday 9 am – 8 pm
    • Saturday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
    • Semester Breaks 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm (closed on Saturdays)
    • Sunday and public holidays: Closed
External Users
Users, who neither work nor study at EGST are considered as external users and are served according to the following categories,

EGST Board Members and Council of Owners may use books in the library and borrow a maximum of two books for up to two weeks.

The EGST alumni and ex-faculty may use books in the library and have access to the internet by paying 200.00 Birr of membership fee per year. They may check out two books at a time for two weeks. If they intend to use the internet, they have to use their own computer.

ETC and MYS Faculty and students may use books in the library, but they are not entitled for borrowing of books and internet access, unless their institutions enter into special agreement with EGST. But Faculty and students who come from other EGST recognized institutions may use the books in the library for one day if they bring a letter from their institution.

Friends of EGST whose friendship has been approved by the EGST administration, may pay 400.00 birr a membership fee per year. They are permitted to use only items in the library.

People who come from EGST related mission and have learned PhD either abroad or local universities should bring recommendation letter from their university to use EGST library. You should pay membership fee 300.00 birr for a month, 1500.00 birr for half-year and 2500.00 birr for a year, and complete the appropriate form.

Other guests may visit, but not use, the library by special permission acquired from Chief Librarian.

External users categorised above may not be allowed to use the library during exam periods and when all library seats could be occupied by EGST students.

EGST Students

Students may check out seven books at a time for fifteen days. However, MTh may check out ten books at a time for fifteen days. Reference works, journals, periodicals, theses and DVDs may not be borrowed but may be used within the library.
Overdue Items

  • A fine of 2.00 Birr per day will be charged for overdue books.
  • A fine of 5.00 Birr per day will be charged for recalled books.
  • A fine of 10.00 Birr per day will be charged for reserved books.
  • Sundays and Public holidays are counted.
  • Students with overdue books will not receive a final mark for a course, nor will they be allowed to register for another course until books are returned.
General Regulations
  • The library is not responsible for personal items lost in and outside the library
  • Silence must be maintained in the library.
  • Food and drink is not allowed in the library.
  • Cell phones should be either switched off or set to “silent ring” when entering the library. Answering calls in the library is strictly forbidden.
  • Patrons who use the library must abide by the rules and regulations of the library. If patrons fail to do so, they will lose their library privileges temporarily or permanently.
Scholarship Students

Every student who receives scholarship should give a few hour services to library. The time will not be affected his/her learning and studying function. If the student doesn’t show willingness to serve, the librarian will report to Dean of students and may the decision will be a temporary exclusion from the use of library facilities to loss of the scholarship fee.