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Can users “visit the library” and what about “library opening hours” during COVID-19?

  • It depends on the circumstances, for that user can send an email to “library@bau.edu.lb”
  • Users should abide by COVID-19 precautions and social distancing precautions ( face Mask, Hands sanitizing ..)
  • Library opening hours are due to circumstances (always check the library webpage) https://www.bau.edu.lb/Libraries

Can users borrow books?

It depends on the circumstances, for that send an email to library@bau.edu.lb

Does the library have a specific book?

Users can search for the title on the online library catalogue http://librarycatalog.bau.edu.lb/

How to create an account on “online databases”, and E-Books?

  • Log In to I-connect --> library --> channel --> online databases --> create/register account (at the top of the page)
  • Use BAU email
  • Check this link for video tutorials related to the relevant online database https://www.bau.edu.lb/Libraries/Tutorials
  • For E-books, few pages can be saved as pdf without account, otherwise “ adobe digital edition “ free software should be downloaded
  • Contact the e-resources librarian for further details Suzanne.zahr@bau.edu.lb

How to use “ online databases”?

What Are the Circulation Rules For postgraduate Students?

Answer: The Student Will Have To Pay 100.000 As A Down Payment (That Is Returnable) To The Financial Office. After That, Student should show the librarian the receipt he got and Borrow 3 Books for 2 Weeks.

For more information, please visit this Link.

Does The Library Open On Fridays At The Prayers Time?

Answer: Yes It Does.

How can i create an account on Turn it in?

Answer: If you are professor or student, you will have to contact the E-resources administrator on s.zahr@bau.edu.lb so she can create you an account.

How can I buy Magnetic card to photocopy page?

Users can benefit from Photocopying service as long as they do not infringe intellectual property rights (only 10% is allowed to be photocopied).

  1. Beirut campus: Magnetic Card Can Be Purchased from the cashier To Photocopy Limited Page Number. Card costs 5000 L.L, and allows the photocopy of 100 pages.
  2. Debbieh campus Magnetic Card Can Be Purchased from IPEX Store next to the architecture design and built environment faculty building. Card costs 8000 L.L. and allows the photocopy of 100 pages, and it can be refilled for 5000 L.L.
  3. Tripoli campus Magnetic Card Can Be Purchased from IPEX Store in Bloc B basement building. Card costs 8000 L.L., and allows the photocopy of 100 pages, and it can be refilled for 5000 L.L.

How to unsubscribe to the library?

Users can benefit from Photocopying service as long as they do not infringe intellectual property rights (only 10% is allowed to be photocopied).

  1. Return your loaned books.
  2. Submit a clearance that you have no overdue items nor penalty
  3. Users can re-claim the insurance deposit at the end of the lending term or upon graduation.

How can I subscribe to the library?

Subscribing to the library services require a 100,000 L.L. deposit. Then the librarian registers user’s subscription via the integrated library systems. For more details please check this link http://www.bau.edu.lb/library/circulation

How can I search databases?

  1. Get I-connect username/password from the IT Department
  2. Go to the “library tab” in I-connect
  3. Choose the databases that matches your specialty
  4. Register/create account when you are in-campus

Why can’t I have access to full text articles?

To be able to access full text articles you have to register/ create your account on the specified database when you are in-campus and through I-connect.

How to cite my articles and references?

  1. Go to www.citationamchine.net
  2. Choose APA Style, or MLA Style , or the style used by your faculty
  3. Choose the type or resources
  4. Fill in the information based on your used sources