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Online Access to AUB Library Print Books and Periodicals


HathiTrust is offering an exceptional service to AUB Libraries as one of only seven non-US partners in the collaborative.

Through the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), AUB students, faculty, and staff now have temporary access to the online version of over 46,000 print books and periodicals from our library collection and​ 219,000 in-copyright items. This is in addition to 4.4 million public domain items that were already accessible through our HathiTrust partnership. 

One concurrent digital checkout is allowed for each print copy. ETAS will be available for as long as the current emergency lasts. To access and search the service, please go to the University Libraries and select HathiTrust from the list of databases. For details about accessing and searching HathiTrust, please visit this guide.

Arabic Collections Online (ACO)

The AUB Libraries are also members of and one of the main contributors to the Arabic Collections Online project, led by NYU Abu Dhabi. ACO is a publicly available digital library of pre-1956 Arabic language books. 

ACO currently provides digital access to 12,000 volumes drawn from rich Arabic collections of distinguished research libraries (of which more than 3,000 are from the AUB Library collections). For more on this, please see:

For information or assistance with HathiTrust and ACO databases, please contact us at or

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