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31 Aug

University Libraries acquire thousands of new valued e-Books

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / August 31, 2016 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries is always on the lookout to develop its collections in order to best support research and teaching at AUB.

Recently, the UL has expanded its e-book offerings immensely, and now library users have a huge number of e-Books at their fingertips.

More than 800,000 scholarly books from major publishers and university presses are now available as e-Books and are accessible via the library’s list of e-books.

Most of the acquired e-Books are fully searchable and allow for unlimited user access, so that multiple people can read them at the same time.

We invite you to explore these collections.

Below is a listing of some of these acquired collections:

Subject Collection
Humanities and Social Sciences Brill E-Books
De Gruyter eBooks
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online
Taylor & Francis eBooks
Early Arabic Books Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library
Early English Books Early English Books Online
Early European Books
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Science and Technology Elsevier eBooks
Springer Books
University Press Scholarship Online

Get tips on how to find and download e-books from our collections by visiting our

e-Books Research Guide.

“Read More” below to view descriptions of the listed collections.

For more information, contact the University Libraries by phone on extensions 2620/1/9

or by email: or via the Ask A Librarian form

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31 Aug

The AUB University Libraries receive a valuable collection from Mr. Habib Nassib Hammam, a prominent AUBite

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / August 31, 2016 / 0 Comments

On the 2nd of August, 2016 the University Libraries received a valuable donation from Mr. Habib Nassib Hammam (BA ’66, MA ’69). The collection consists of historical photographs of AUB students’ life, as well as the English translation of the speech of Ahmed Djemal Pasha delivered to students of the Syrian Protestant College during his visit on January 29th, 1917.

The collection also includes documents and photographs of events by the AUB Alumni Association- North Lebanon Chapter- in the early 1960s.

The Hammam family is from Shweir, Lebanon and has been associated with AUB since the 1880s. Dr. Habib Hammam Sr. graduated from the medical school in 1888. His children, Dr. Adib, Dr. Wadi’ (Dentistry), Dr. Nassib, and Ms. Naifeh Hammam (Nursing) also graduated from AUB.

Nassib Hammam’s children, Nijad (BE ’65), Samir (BE ’69), and Nadim (BE ’84) graduated from the school of Engineering, and Habib graduated from the School of Arts and Sciences.

Elia Hammam, son of Jirjis Hammam, the author and educator, graduated and taught botany briefly at AUB until his untimely death in a snowstorm on mount Sannine in 1931 while on a skiing hike with AUB colleagues.

Dr. Nassib Hammam was instrumental in establishing the North Lebanon Chapter of the AUB Alumni Association and was its president in the early 1960s. The Hammam family was one of the contributors for the reconstruction of College Hall after it was destroyed during the Lebanese civil war.

In receiving the gift, Dr. Mariette Atallah, Head of the Collection Development Department at the University Libraries said “this is a great collection received from a faithful AUBite. The items in this beautiful gift complement and complete some missing milestones and documents about AUB’s History. We thank the Hammam family, especially Mr. Habib, for this valuable gift.

For more about this collection ,visit the library website: