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18 Dec

AUB libraries’ opening hours (December 22, 2018 – January 21, 2019)

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / December 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Below is the schedule of the AUB libraries from December 22, 2018 to January 21, 2019:

Jafet library:

December 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, January 1 and 6: closed

Other days Monday – Thursday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, Fridays from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and closed on Sundays until the beginning of the spring semester (January 21 when regular hours are resumed)

Engineering & Architecture – Science and Agriculture libraries:

December  22, 23, 24, and 25, 29, 30, 31, January 1, 5, and 6: closed

Other days Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and closed on Saturdays and Sundays until the beginning of the spring semester (January 21 when regular hours are resumed)

Saab Medical library:

December 24: closed

December 25: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

December 31: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

January  1: closed

January 6:  12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

SML opens regular hours on all other days.

03 Dec

Schedule of the AUB Libraries during the Reading and Exams periods

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / December 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Below is the schedule of the AUB Libraries during the Reading and Exams periods:

 Jafet Library: December 6 to December 20, 2018: On the first day of the reading period (Thursday, December 6), the Library will open at 7:30 am and remain so until the last day of the exams period (Thursday, December 20), when it will close at 9:00 pm

 Jafet Library: December 21: 7:30 am-5:00 pm

 Jafet Library (Archives and Special Collections Reading Room):

Monday – Friday (7:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Saturday (Closed)

Sunday (Closed)

 Science and Agriculture Library:

December 6-16: Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-12:00 am; Saturdays: 8:00 am-8:00 pm; Sundays: 12:00 pm-12:00 am

December 17-20: 7:30 am-9:00 pm

December 21: 7:30 am-5:00 pm

 Engineering & Architecture Library:

Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Saturday (Closed)

Sunday (Closed)

 We count on your cooperation to maintain a calm and quiet atmosphere.

 Good luck in your exams.

 AUB Libraries

16 Nov

AUB Libraries’ schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / November 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

AUB Libraries’ schedule on Tuesday, November 20 (Prophet’s Birthday) and Thursday, November 22, 2018 (Independence Day):

  • Jafet Library: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Science, and Engineering Libraries will be closed 
  • Saab Medical Library: 12:00 noon – 12 midnight

  AUB Libraries

12 Nov

New at the University Libraries: Student Library Ambassadors Program

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / November 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are very glad to have cooperated with the Center of Civic Engagement and Community Services (CCECS) to recruit Library Student Ambassadors.

The role of these student ambassadors is to help the library reach out to the student body and better communicate with AUB students. The main projects include launching a campaign to raise awareness about fair space and quiet study in the Libraries, planning and marketing library events and serving as a library focus group to provide feedback, suggestions and ideas for library outreach within the AUB student Community.

The partnership with CCECS and with the student volunteers started this fall and the plan is to keep it running to make sure students’ perspective is always taken into consideration when planning any service launch or any event at the Libraries.

So far, 6 very committed and enthusiastic students have joined the Library Ambassadors Program and have assisted the Libraries in several projects.

Mounir Arab, one of the student volunteers, says that at first he was hesitant to undergo this experience. He then realized that being a Library Student Ambassador is not only about performing the allocated tasks and enforcing library rules, but is also about making Jafet Library a better place for his fellow students.

The University Libraries will always welcome student volunteers to add value to the student-library relationship and experience. For more information about this, please contact CCECS or contact Jafet Library.

10 Sep

Library Opening Hours: September 11, 2018

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / September 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB libraries users,

The below are the opening hours of the AUB libraries on Tuesday, September 11, 2018:

Jafet library: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Engineering and Architecture, Science and Agriculture, and Saab Medical Library will be closed.

AUB libraries

30 Aug

New Research Guide: “Overleaf at AUB”

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / August 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are glad to announce the publication of a new research guide for Overleaf Pro+ at AUB

Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of academic writing, editing and publishing much quicker and easier.

The research guide will help AUB researchers learn about the features of Overleaf and will provide a step-by-step description of writing and publishing using this tool.

For more information, contact Khaled Noubani, Head of the Engineering & Architecture Library; e-mail:; ext. 2630/2633

25 Jul

Maher Kassab, University Libraries’ IT Manager receives AUB President’s Service Excellence Award

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / July 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries proudly announces that Mr. Maher Kassab, University Libraries’ IT Manager, has received the President’s Service Excellence Award for 2018.

In the presence of loving family, friends and colleagues, Maher received the award along with three other AUB and AUBMC staff members, during a ceremony held by President Fadlo Khuri on Tuesday, July 10 at 11:30am in Assembly Hall.

Presenting Maher at the award ceremony, President Khuri said, “Maher loves his colleagues…and it’s safe to say today [referring to the attendees’ cheering] that they clearly love him back. People talk about his limitless enthusiasm for his work at the University Libraries. He is known all over campus as a colleague who always stops by to help…even if it’s not his project, showing that he is invested in everything that AUB does.

With both, his technical and management skills, which he has gained throughout his career at AUB, Maher was able to come up with innovative solutions and overcome technical challenges. Since his appointment as IT Manager at the University Libraries, he was able to transform the IT infrastructure and tools at the Libraries to a “state-of-the-art” level, despite the limited resources.

Talking about his career at AUB, Maher says, “I am so grateful to AUB for making my professional career happen. The exposure, the opportunities and the experience here have been unparalleled.”  Adding, “I am very honored to have received this prestigious award. The recognition takes on a special meaning when great family, friends and colleagues are so supportive and caring.

Maher holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer and Communications from the Lebanese University and a Masters of Business Administration from AUB. He has been working at the Office of Information Technology at AUB since 2003, and was appointed as IT Manager for the University Libraries in 2013.

An article about the ceremony was posted on the AUB website.

12 Jul

Library Databases and e-Books Subscriptions during 2017-2018

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / July 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries is always on the lookout to subscribe to new and specialized databases and packages in order to best support research and teaching at AUB.

In 2017 and 2018, the UL has expanded its subscription to more databases and e-books offerings, covering an array of subject areas and types of material. The UL also upgraded some of its subscriptions to include more content, especially of recent years.

We invite you to explore these databases and e-books collections and to enjoy the exclusive access you have to them.

Below is a listing of the databases and e-books packages that the UL has subscribed to so far since 2017.

To know more about our subscriptions, see our full List of Databases  or click here to search the UL’s e-Books collection.  

Contact Jafet Library via email on or by phone on extensions 2620/1/9 for more information. 


Arab World Research Source: Al Masdar

Brockelmann in English: The history of the Arabic written tradition online

Chatham House Online Archives (Part I, 1920-1979)


Global Health (CABI)

Passport (upgraded to include Industrial and Cities)

Psycbooks (APA)

SDC Complete

Shakespeare Survey Online Archives (2018)

Visible Body

E-Books publisher packages

APA Handbooks in Psychology

Brill e-books (all missing until 2018)

CAE (Cambridge Archives Edition) (37 titles from the Near & Middle East Collection)

Cambridge Companions Online (2017-2018)

Cambridge Histories Online (2017-2018)

Edward Elgar (2018)

Geoscience World (2016-2018)

MIT Press eBooks Library

IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library (IEEE Xplore)

Morgan & Clay Pool Synthesis Collection (2019-2020)

OpenEdition Collection to the Arabic & Muslim World Collection (2017 – 2018)

OSEO (Oxford Scholarship Editions Online) (2017-2018)

Oxford Handbooks (2017-2018)

Sage Knowledge (2017-2018)

SIAM e-books (2017-2018)

UPSO (University Presses Scholarship Online) (2017-2018)


Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online

Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture

Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries

News Archives

Associated Press Part 4: Middle East Bureau collection 1967 and 2005

Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004)

The Guardian (1825-2003)

The Observer (1791-2003)

International Herald Tribune (Historical Archive)1887-2013

Jewish Exponent Historical Archive (1887-1990)

The Telegraph Historical Archives (1855-2000)


Overleaf Commons for Institutions


Oxford Clinical Psychology (Free Trial until 12/2018)

Oxford Medicine Online (Free Trial until 12/2018)

28 Jun

More material now accessible to AUB community through HathiTrust

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / June 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries is pleased to announce that library users can now access millions of works published outside the US between the years 1878 and 1923 through HathiTrust database.

This step allows access to material that was not accessible before through this database due to restrictions.

HathiTrust  is “a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.”

This partnership allows users to search, in full-text, over 10 million digitized scholarly books and journals from many top-ranked university libraries such as Cornell University, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan.

Read more about Hathitrust here:

04 Jun

AUB libraries’ schedule: June 4 – July 31, 2018

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / June 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Below is the AUB libraries’ schedule from June 4 until July 31, 2018

Jafet Library:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

Engineering and Science Libraries:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Saab Medical Library:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 12:00 midnight

Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed               

AUB Libraries