American Univesity of Beirut

 Facts & Figures, 2021-2022

​​​​Facilites

  • Libraries: 4
  • Seating capacity, excluding computer labs, total: 915
  • Seating capacity, including computer labs, total: 995
  • Computer labs: 3
  • Public computer workstations: 99 (plus 2 printers, 2 scanners, 1 printer/cpier/scanner)
  • 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: 13,746
  • Library instruction sessions: 238
  • Library instruction session participants: 5,233
  • Information services physical transactions: 5,471
  • Information services electronic transactions: 3,613
  • E-journal articles downloaded: 955,866 approx.
  • E-books full-text download: 477,242 approx.
  • Visits to main library website: 750,000 approx.
  • Online catalog searches performed: 2,500,000 approx.

 COLLECTIONS​

  • Print Book ti​tles: 405,519 titles in 492,929 volumes
  • Print Journal titles: 5,635 titles 
  • Electronic Book titles owned:  1,589,555 titles​
  • Electronic Journal unique titles: 141,738 titles
  • Databases subscription: 418
  • Media: 31,676 physical items, 51,120 electronic

STAFF

  • Professionals: 32
  • Support staff: 43
  • Total: 75
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