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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The University Libraries welcome guests and researchers from around the world. Visitors wishing to use the University Libraries are kindly requested to fill the Visitors’ Form (ENG | AR).

Visitor’s membership categories and fees:

​​​​​​User Category​Fee (Plus 11% VAT)​Period​Borrowing Privileges
Visiting Researchers (Access only)50$
3 months
1 year
Building use
Building use
Visiting Researchers (Borrowing Privileges)200$
6 month
1 year
2 books / 4 weeks
5 books / 4 weeks
​AUB AffiliatesFree​​Affiliation period​Building use
Borrowing books requires payment of a fee (same as individual researchers)

Registration Certificate is required
paid via bank transfer
​1 year
​60 books / 4 weeks
​Research Centers
Registration Certificate is required
paid via bank transfer
​1 year​30 books / 4 weeks

Individual researchers and AUB affiliates are required to present the following documents:
  1. University ID
  2. Passport​
  3. Letter from supervisor/employer/head of department showing the need for research​

Searching the AUB Collections
The University Libraries’ print and online collections are available through Search All. For further assistance please Ask a Librarian.
Wireless Access
Upon request, AUB provides short-term Internet connectivity to wireless devices brought by visitors to the University libraries. For further assistance please contact
Visitors to the University Libraries who are current students or faculty affiliated with another institution, actively participating in the Eduroam collaborative, can use AUB Wifi connections in any campus building. Eduroam participants need to enter their login credentials from their home institution to gain access to the Eduroam service where they are visiting. For more information, please visit
Kindly note that Eduroam does not provide access to electronic resources licensed to the American University of Beirut.
Access to Electronic Resources
Visitors may access the UL electronic resources, inside the library premises only, from two workstations located in the Reference Reading Room. Kindly note that even in the library, some electronic resources are restricted to current AUB University faculty, staff, and students due to licensing restrictions. Access is for academic, non-commercial research purposes only. For questions or help contact
There is ONE stand-alone printer that is connected locally to a computer for visitors who do not have an AUBnet account. Visitors must purchase a magnetic card to print or copy. Automatic dispenser machines to buy magnetic cards are available in Jafet Library in the photocopying and printing area.

Fees: Printing of one A4 page costs 1 unit (L.L.50​​). The machine accepts only L.L5000, and the libraries do not deal with cash change.

Please check the AUB University Libraries policies. Any breach of the policies will result in the termination of the library membership.
For more information, please contact the Access Services Department
Extension 2619

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