American University of Beirut Libraries

AUB Libraries consist of the following: Jafet Memorial Library (the central library of the AUB campus), the Engineering and Architecture Library, Saab Memorial Medical Library, and the Science and Agriculture Library, with its annex AREC (Farm) Library. The libraries (http://www.aub.edu.lb/ulibraries/) have a long history in Lebanon and in the region which is reflected in the rich collections that they own.

The collections consist of 400,000 books and 6,000 print periodicals (2,000 in Arabic) in 180,000 volumes. The libraries also own 800,000 electronic books and provide access to 145,000 electronic periodicals and 800 journals on microfilm (600 in Arabic). The Libraries currently subscribe to 250 databases. There are about 1,000,000 audiovisual items of all formats, the majority of which are microforms of a substantial number of local and regional journals and newspapers going back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Archives and Special Collections contain 750 linear feet of archival material, 1,400 manuscripts, most of which are in Arabic and some are uniquely and/or rarely held resources, 10,000 theses, projects, and dissertations going back to the early 20th century, 5,000 posters, 800 postcards, and 2,000 maps, as well as 52,000 photographs, of a unique and historical nature. These print and electronic collections are developed and enriched on a regular basis to support the academic and research programs of the University.

The University Libraries employ 40 professional staff (all with master’s degree or higher), 56 support staff (34 with college degrees), and 24 student assistants.

More than 1.5 million people visit the University Libraries per year and over 400,000 visit its main website. The University Libraries circulate or renew approximately 50,000 per year and provide instruction sessions to around 9,000 students and faculty. Jafet and Saab Medical Libraries open 106.5 hours per week and 24/7 during reading and exam periods.

Aumerican University Libraries

Branches

Branches

Jafet Opening Hours: 7:30 am till 12:00 am, including weekends

24/7 during reading periods

Collections

Collections

Reliable, Scientific, Accessible, Free

On campus and Off-Campus access (require AUB User ID)

Library Webpage

Library Webpage