Libraries are one of the most vital assets and assessment criteria in private universities in light of technological and information technology advancements. Accordingly, the general policy of libraries is indispensable to Beirut Arab University’s policy, which is based on international quality standards in program and performance assessment and development.

The relationship is embodied in the collaboration between the library administration to other administrations in the University. It is also expressed in the relationship of libraries to similar institutions in Lebanon and abroad and embodied through memberships and agreements.

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Search The Library Catalogue

The library catalogue is a tool that enable users to check BAU Libraries print collection (Books, Journals, Theses, & Multimedia).

Click this link to search the catalog or Scan the QR-Code using your smartphone QR-code Reader App.

Services & E-resources


There are many resources you can benefit from inside and outside BAU. Explore the below links to find out more about each of them.


BAU students have several online resources available for their usage. As a student, you can use your ID and Iconnect account to access a multitude of databases and e-journals.


The Library’s vision at Beirut Arab University is to enhance and develop library services in line with the University strategy of providing quality education and research, to follow up with technological developments to provide international e-service standards, and to support e-learning to enable libraries to become an educational center for users of the University and its community.


The University library administration constantly endeavors to achieve Beirut Arab University’s vision of supporting education and research by providing various information sources that fulfill the needs of users. In addition, the administration strives to supply information through international collaborative sources and networks. It also takes interest in developing human resources to accomplish anticipated future objectives.

Future Plans

  • Adopting Mobile Apps in libraries (in process)
  • Upgrading to new library systems
  • Establishing Digital Repositories

Key Performance Indicators for Libraries (KPIs)

With the University’s attainment of an international institutional accreditation from the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA), the University libraries are working in line of a strategy based upon performance indicators to assess work and progress through international academic library standards such as the ones followed in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and other libraries. University libraries have worked on achieving 42 KPIs (based on ISO11620) to develop and update library collections, electronic resources, economic services, information skills, document delivery, and digital libraries.

Opening Hours

Fall & Spring

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Opening Hours for Medical Library

Fall & Spring

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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