American Univesity of Beirut

Facts & Figures, 2018-2019

​​​​Facilites

  • Libraries: 4
  • Seating capacity, excluding computer labs, total: 915
  • Seating capacity, including computer labs, total: 995
  • Computer labs: 3
  • Public computer workstations: 91 (7 printers, 3 scanners, 6 copiers)
  • Electronic Classrooms: 1 (30 PCs)
  • Digitization lab: 1
  • Occupied bookshelves: 17,620 linear meters
  • Vacant bookshelves: 1,987 linear meters

​Services​​

  • Library build​ings visitors: 1,964,689
  • Items circulated, renewed, borrowed, or checked out: 28,955
  • Items lent to other institutions: 1,774
  • Items borrowed/ordered from other institutions: 2,082
  • Library instruction sessions: 350
  • Library instruction session participants: 6,695
  • FTF reference questions answered: 7,583
  • Electronic reference questions answered: 1,132
  • Audiovisual items requested: 590
  • E-journal articles downloaded: 1,248,860 approx.
  • E-books full-text download:  781,704
  • Visits to main library website: 500,000 approx.
  • Online catalog searches performed: 2,500,000 approx.
  • Opening hours during regular days: 106.5 per week
  • Opening hours during exam periods: 24/7

 COLLECTIONS​

  • Print Book ti​tles: 424,438 titles / 512,737 volumes
  • Print Journal titles: 5,365 titles (1,653 in Arabic) / 156,451 volumes
  • Electronic Book titles owned: 1,292,805 titles​
  • Electronic Journal unique titles: 132,107
  • Database subscriptions: 381
  • Print books purchased/added: 7,890 titles / 9,124 volumes
  • Gift/Exchange books added: 3,467 titles / 3,636 volumes
  • Manuscripts: 1,373 titles / 1,408 volumes
  • Maps: 1,729 titles / 2,072 volumes
  • University archives: 1,169 linear feet / 3,507 archival boxes
  • Microform items: 11,258 titles / 32,055 volumes
  • Film and video titles: 12,962 titles / 4,144 volumes
  • Audio recordings: 437 titles / 686 volumes

STAFF

  • Professionals: 36
  • Support staff: 53
  • Total: 89
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