Archive for December, 2015

22 Dec

Online Exhibit: AUB ‘s Main Gate

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / December 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries is pleased to announce the launching of the online version of the Main Gate exhibit, which was held at West Hall in October, 2015.

The exhibit features many documents and photos from our AUB Libraries Archives and Special Collections Department, and tells the story of the Main Gate, its planning, architecture, functions, and the rich history it has witnessed in the past hundred years or so.

The exhibit is accessible on our Library webpage, online exhibits.

We hope you enjoy it!

16 Dec

AUB Libraries schedule (Dec 19, 2015 – Jan 25, 2016)

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / December 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

Kindly find below the AUB Libraries schedule from December 19, 2015 till January 25, 2016


Saturday, December 19: 8:00am–5:00pm

Sunday, December 20: 12:00am–9:00pm

Monday-Tuesday, December 21-22: 8:00am-9:00pm

Wednesday, December 23: 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, December 24: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday, December 25: Closed

Saturday, December 26: 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, December 27: Closed

Monday-Wednesday: December 28-30: 8:00am-9:00pm

Thursday: December 31: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday, January 1: Closed

Saturday, January 2: 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, January 3: Closed

Monday-Tuesday, January 4-5: 8:00am-9:00pm

Wednesday, January 6: 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday-Friday, January 7-8: 8:00am-9:00pm

Saturday, January 9: 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, January 10: Closed

Monday-Friday, January 11-15: 8:00am-9:00pm

Saturday, January 16: 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, January 17: Closed

Monday-Friday, January 18-22: 8:00am-9:00pm

Saturday, January 23: 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, January 24: Closed

Monday, January 25 on: resume regular hours



Saturday, December 19: 8:00am–5:00pm

Sunday, December 20: CLOSED

Monday-Tuesday, December 21-22: 8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday-Sunday, December 23-27: CLOSED

Monday-Thursday: December 28-31: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday-Sunday, January 1-3: CLOSED

Monday-Tuesday, January 4-5: 8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday, January 6: CLOSED

From January 7 to January 24: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and CLOSED on Saturdays and Sundays

Monday, January 25 on: resume regular hours


16 Dec

“UL’s Got Talent” this holiday season

In Events,Library Staff by AUB Libraries / December 16, 2015 / 1 Comment

This year we are not only celebrating the holiday season at the University Libraries, but also the UL staff members’ talents and hobbies via the “UL’s Got Talent” exhibit.


On Friday, December 18th at 3:00 pm, the libraries will hold the opening ceremony of the exhibit


At the lobby in Jafet Library

The ceremony will include shows and talents presented by the talented UL staff.

Staff and visitors are afterwards welcome to enjoy the exhibit, which will remain at the Lobby for the upcoming weeks.

Happy holidays from the University Libraries.

11 Dec

The University Libraries acquire the Anthony Shadid papers

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / December 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

The American University of Beirut is pleased to announce the receipt of the personal papers of the late Mr. Anthony Shadid (1968 – 2012), a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covered the Middle East throughout his brilliant career.

The gift, donated to the University Libraries, comprises 30 boxes of notebooks, papers, and related records covering Shadid’s work as a journalist and foreign correspondent for over two decades in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon. Over the course of his career, Shadid worked at the Associated Press, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

The rich archive contains books, notes, materials relating to media studies, journalism, the history and politics of the modern Middle East, diaspora studies, and Arab-American relations, and are a treasure trove for researchers. The collection was entrusted to the Archives and Special Collections department of the University Libraries by Mr. Shadid’s wife, his children, and his siblings, who hope to contribute to timely, nuanced, and relevant research about Middle Eastern studies from and about the region. The Archives and Special Collections Department is working to organize and index the papers to make them available to researchers and interested scholars as soon as possible.

 An American of Lebanese origin, Shadid was born in Oklahoma City and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was married to Ms. Nada Bakri, also a reporter for the New York Times. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 and 2010, Shadid was the recipient of numerous other journalism awards, including the George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting, the Michael Kelly Award, the Overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper or wire service reporting from abroad, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors award for best deadline writing. He also won the Ridenhour Book Prize for his book, Night Draws Near (2006), on the devastating effects of the US occupation of Iraq on Iraqi citizens.

Read more →

07 Dec

Survive the Finals at Jafet Library

In Events by AUB Libraries / December 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

Relax, Unwind and Recharge at Jafet during the reading and exams period.

In collaboration with the Insight Students’ Club, Jafet Library is organizing a series of activities to make your studying experience more mindful.

When in Jafet during the reading period:

• Look for a surprise envelop under your study table in Jafet Reference Room (courtesy of the Insight club)
• Join a guided meditation session by the AUB Wellness Program:
-Wednesday Dec. 09 at 10:00 am, Jafet Lobby
-Thursday Dec. 10 at 10:00 am, Jafet Lobby
• Follow the screens in the Library, as well as the University Libraries’ social media channels for daily tips and updates (click here for the Facebook event)

Best of luck with your exams!

04 Dec

University Libraries’ schedule during the Reading and Exams periods

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / December 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

Below is the schedule of the University Libraries and the Reading Rooms in Jafet Library during the Reading and Exams periods (December 8 to December 19, 2015):

On the first day of the reading period, i.e. Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Jafet Library will open at 7:30 am. On the last day of the exams period, Saturday, December 19, Jafet Library will close at 5:00 pm

Jafet Library (Reference, Reserve Reading Room, Serials Reading Room, 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 am – 5:00 pm)
Saturday (Closed)
Sunday (Closed)

Engineering & Architecture Library:
Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 9:00 pm)
Saturday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Sunday (Closed)

Science and Agriculture Library:
Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 9:00 pm)
Saturday (8:00 am – 8:00 pm)
Sunday (12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight)

Upper stacks in Jafet Library (3rd, 4th and 5th floors) and the computer lab 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.

AUB Libraries

01 Dec

New LibGuide: Al-Nahda (Arabic Renaissance)

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / December 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the publication of their new guide about “Al-Nahda – النهضة العربية” (Arabic Renaissance).

The guide includes a collection of key reference and library items, important timelines, as well as select online resources related to the Arabic Renaissance. It features a number of pioneers and their works, links to prominent societies at that time, books, as well as information about the press during- and covering- that era.

The Guide can be accessed through the following link:

We hope that our researchers and students enjoy the guide and benefit from the valuable information it depicts.

Please do not hesitate to email us your feedback or your suggestions regarding additional resources at the attention of Mrs. Nabila Shehabeddine at