American Univesity of Beirut

 Facts & Figures, 2019-2020

​​​​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: n/a
  • Items circulated, renewed, borrowed, or checked out: 65,984
  • Library instruction sessions: 241
  • Library instruction session participants: 6,035
  • Information services transactions: 5,730
  • Information services consultations: 2,902
  • E-journal articles downloaded: 1,158,000 approx.
  • E-books full-text download:  687,434
  • Visits to main library website: 500,000 approx.
  • Online catalog searches performed: 2,500,000 approx.

 COLLECTIONS​

  • Print Book ti​tles: 495,143 volumes
  • Print Journal titles: 5,569 titles 
  • Electronic Book titles owned: 1,517,197 titles​
  • Electronic Journal unique titles: 139,552
  • Database: 861
  • Media: 34,344 physical items, 53,707 electronic

STAFF

  • Professionals: 36
  • Support staff: 45
  • Total: 81
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