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09 Dec

Opening Hours: Reading and Exam Periods

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / December 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

Below is the schedule of the AUB Libraries and the Reading Rooms in Jafet Library during the Reading and Exams periods (December 10 to December 22, 2014):

READING AND EXAM PERIODS (DECEMBER 10 TO DECEMBER 22, 2014):

On the first day of the reading period, i.e. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Jafet Library will open at 7:30 am. On the last day of the reading period, Monday, December 22, Jafet Library will close at 9:00 p.m.

Jafet Library (Reference, Reserve Reading Room, Serials Reading Room, Computer Lab, and the Stacks on the first floor): Monday – Sunday 24/7 (Library will not close)

Jafet Library (Archives and Special Collections Reading Room): Monday – Friday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.); Saturday (Closed); Sunday (Closed)

Branch libraries (Science and Engineering Libraries): Monday – Friday (8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.); Saturday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.); Sunday (Closed)

Upper stacks in Jafet Library (3rd, 4th and 5th floors) will close at 12:00 midnight and reopen at 7:30 a.m.

We count on your cooperation to maintain a calm and quiet atmosphere. Good luck in your exams.

01 Oct

New LibGuide: Arabic Comic Books

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / October 1, 2014 / 2 Comments

In support of the newly launched Mu’taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative at the American University of Beirut, the University Libraries are pleased to announce the publication of their new guide “Arabic Comic Books“. The guide includes a panoply of key reference and library items, as well as select online resources related to comic books as well as to graphic novels in the Arab world. It also features, among other resources, a timetable highlighting selected Lebanese comic books published between the years 1952 and 2009.

The Guide can be accessed through the following link: http://aub.edu.lb.libguides.com/Arabic-comic-books.

Enjoy the guide and please do not hesitate to email us your feedback and any suggestions for new resources of interest at the following address: ns24@aub.edu.lb.

15 Sep

AUB Libraries Chat Service

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / September 15, 2014 / 4 Comments

The AUB University libraries is pleased to announce the launch of its new live Chat service.

As of now, library users can chat with a librarian in real-time and get instant feedback, skipping the long phone queues and the back-and-forth trail of emails.
To use the chat service, simply click on the chat icon on the University Libraries webpage and select, according to your query, one of the following departments: Jafet, Science or Engineering to be directed to the right representative.

The chat service is available during weekdays from 8:00 am till 11:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm. For times when chat is offline, users can still use all other channels to send inquiries and communicate with the Libraries.

Looking forward to chatting with you!

For  more information, please contact Jafet Reference Desk via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb or by phone: ext. 2620/2621

22 Jul

AUB Libraries joins US libraries to create a digital library of over 100,000 Arabic volumes

In News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / July 22, 2014 / 0 Comments

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The American University of Beirut (AUB) Libraries has joined Arabic Collections Online (ACO), a five-year project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi that aims to digitize and make accessible worldwide over 100,000 volumes of Arabic content.

Along with New York University Libraries and its partners, the AUB libraries will create the Arabic Collections Online (ACO) project, a major digitization project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, whose aim is to create a digital library of public-domain Arabic language content of over 100,000 volumes. Partners in this substantial digitization of Arabic content already include numerous prominent North American institutions, and the AUB libraries are the first ones outside the United States to join the project. The AUB University Libraries will contribute several thousand titles from their growing rich and historical Arabic collections in a variety of subjects and disciplines.

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15 May

New e-Book Collections at University Libraries

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / May 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries have acquired the following eBook collections

  1. Access Engineering
    An engineering database from McGraw-Hill bringing together electronic books, handbooks and textbooks. In addition to that, it comprises interactive graphs and tables, instructional videos, curriculum maps, and global engineering news. Subjects covered include the following: engineering topics bio, chemical, civil, communications, electrical & electronic, energy & petroleum, environmental, industrial, mechanical, and operations management.
  2. Sage Knowledge
    A social sciences digital library containing more than 4,200 titles published by SAGE. The library includes scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles and more. SAGE eBook and eReference are available in 10 subject collections: Business & Management, Counseling, Criminology, Education, Geography, Health & Social Care, Media & Communication, Politics & International Relations, Psychology and Sociology.