Saab Medical Library (SML) is a facility in which AUB users can access and obtain timely and reliable biomedical information in the location and format most appropriate to their needs.
Saab Medical Library (SML) aims to be a center of excellence that develops and sustains services and resources to support the biomedical information needs of AUB. SML, a National Focal Point for Health Information, is a leader and an innovator in meeting the educational, clinical, and research needs of the AUB, national and regional community.
The Library serves as a gateway to the world's electronic and print biomedical information, assisting the Medical Center, the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences and all other AUB Faculties, in accomplishing their missions and goals in the education of health professionals, advancement of knowledge through research, and delivery of both quality health care and excellent community service. Teaching informatics skills and meeting the information needs of the AUB Community are SML's main concerns. The library supports a problem-based learning curriculum, evidence-based patient care, and rigorous research. The library seeks to deliver data, information, and knowledge to local and remote users through state-of-the-art technologies. It also provides community service through document delivery and expertise in health information seeking skills.
To manage the technological evolution of the digital library and the ongoing digitization of information
To plan the new PBL facility, and reshape library services to fit the new environment
To teach Health Information Literacy Skills for research, clinical decision making, and education
To provide service excellence and timely access to healthcare information independent of user location and mode of access
To collaborate creatively with colleagues within the University, the country and the region for the improvement of scholarly communication and the management and delivery of information services
To maintain and enhance our status as one of the top academic medical libraries in Lebanon and in the Region