Does your university as a body provide access to educational resources for those not studying at the university? -e.g computers, library, online courses, access to lectures?


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. The availability of a sufficient budget for various library provisions also aids in carrying out this policy. The core concept in this policy is based upon the library’s commitment to protect intellectual property rights of academic staff and students.


Vision

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.


Mission

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

To keep up with the latest trends, BAU libraries have devised different future projects including:

  1. Library technology advancement projects ( with the IT Department);

  • Providing students with mobile application library services

  • Applying the big data features in library services

  • Applying cloud-computing features in library services

  1. Library actual and short term work planning

  • Applying the concept of open educational resources that support course materials for professors

  • Increasing the collection development of open access resources

  • Working on virtual tour for library ( library tour)

  • Preparing of photo exhibition (BAU Memory) with the administration of public relation

  • Launching the digital repository online on the library webpage

  • Preserving and digitizing the rest of the rare books

  • Description of the rest of BAU photos (BAU Memory)

  • Cataloguing and digitization of press clippings

  • Digitization of maps

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


Ask a Librarian:

If you have any question, or if you need any help please feel free to contact us on:

Beirut Campus

Debbieh Campus

Tripoli Campus

Borrowing:

It's one of the library services that allow students to borrow an item from the library according to some rules and limitations.

Borrowers and limitations

Borrowing /loan rules

To be able to borrow items ( external loan), libraries require a 100,000 L.L. deposit to provide this service. Students can re-claim this deposit at the end of the lending term or upon graduation.

It is requested to leave the book on the table after reading it.

Some items are not to be borrowed like: Dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, and periodicals.

Renewing items are available once, unless if it is requested by another user.

Finally, a fine is imposed on any user who is returning an overdue item, in addition to other restrictions.


Visitors

Visitors Can benefit from BAU Libraries collection and services within the library by paying a non- refundable subscription as follow:

  • One day pass for 5,000 L.L.

  • One week pass for 15,000 L.L

  • One month subscription for 25,000 L.L.

  • 3 months subscription for 50,000 L.L.

  • 6 months subscription for 75,000 L.L.

  • One year subscription for 100,000 L.L.

  • Medical Libraries & Engineering Library collection is available for building use only.

  • When using The online databases, visitors should pay a monthly additional fees of 25,000 L.L

E-booking:

It’s a service that enables professors and Students to reserve their books from home. It also allows them to check their borrowed items and fine. An account should be created by Your librarian in order to use this service.

For more Details about steps, please check this document.


Onsite Book Checking:

It is a service offered to library users that enable them to view/ use books and references within the library.


Inter-campus/Intra Library Loan:

Users fill the Intra-Library Loan Request Form found on the library webpage with personal information and book-related information. In addition, users specify the branch/ faculty and the library that the book is found in. So It follows the same rules of Circulation/Loan.

Click here to download the Intra-Library Loan Request form.


Inter Library Loan:

What is ILL/DDS Service

The Inter Library Loan service allows user to borrow items not available at BAU libraries starting October 2011 BAU library became a member in LIDS.


What is LIDS

LIDS is a network of Academic libraries in Lebanon whose main objective in the broadest sense is to share documents not available in the user’s local library thus increasing access to information materials for students, faculty and staff of the participating libraries.


Members

  • LAU (Lebanese American University)

  • NDU (Notre Dame University)

  • UOB (University Of Balamand)

  • MEU (Middle East University)

  • USEK (Universite Saint Esprit De Kaslik)

  • Haigazian (Haigazian University)

  • ESCWA

  • BAU (Beirut Arab University)

  • AUB (American University of Beirut)

  • Banque du Liban


Borrowers and Limitations

Eligible Materials


Copies of articles and chapters: these are non- returnable materials; user can keep the copies.

Books : these are returnable materials ; the loan period is 14 days.

AV materials might be or might not be available for loan depending on the lending library.


Charges

Users should fills ILL/DDS online forms .Before ordering , you have to check the library catalog and the online databases to ensure that the requested item is not available at BAU Library . User must fill a separate form for each separate request.

How to order /to submit a request?

Services are offered free of charges.


Forms

Book Form

Article Form


Time needed

Usually it takes one week to receive materials from the lending library.


Notification and Alerts

Users will be notified by email when the requested materials.


Returning materials

Users have to return materials to the Circulation Department . They are responsible of any lost or damaged materials.


Copy right

BAU Libraries observes the Lebanese copy right law.

How do I contact the ILL/DDS?

Ill.dds@bau.edu.lb


Current Awareness:

It is a service that allows professors to receive an alert to inform them that their interested books are being available in BAU Libraries.

It is also available for the electronic resources, so that when a new online database is acquired by BAU Libraries an Email will be sent to the Faculty Members.


Newest subscribed online databases

Academic Staff Training:

It is a service offered to BAU Academic staff through which they are trained on how to use /search specific online databases. These workshops are initiated by the libraries or the online databases providers, and sometimes by the faculties based on their needs.


Library Classes:

As a part of the Information Literacy Program, BAU Libraries provide its students By Library Classes’ sessions at the beginning of each academic year.

  • The covered topics in these sessions are the following:

  • How To Search The Library Catalog

  • How To Search The Online Databases

  • How To Search The Open Access

  • How To Cite Information Resources

  • Turn it in: Plagiarism tool

  • EDS: EBSCO discovery service that enable user to search in all the databases at the same time.

  • Mendeley: Citations tool .

Click here to download the library classes form.

Research Guidelines:

It is a service offered to students to guide them how to organize their research papers (research techniques), and how to write their bibliographies using different styles (APA: American Psychological Association, MLA: Modern Language Association), how to evaluate information, and how to conduct Boolean search.

How to write a bibliography

How to evaluate information

How to conduct a Boolean Search

Research techniques

Citation tools


Photocopying & Printing:

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Computers:

All libraries are equipped with computers connected to the internet. In addition to the Wi-Fi all around BAU Campuses.

Suggest a Book:

It is a service that allows professors & students to suggest new books to be purchased.

Click here to download the book suggestion form.

QR-Code link:

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.

Online Databases Tutorials:

Guidelines

  • Food, Drinks and Smoking Guidelines

  • Smoking Is Not Allowed in The Library.

  • Snacks Are Not Allowed in The Library.

  • The Library Allows Covered Drink Cups.


General Guidelines

  • Student Should Abide by Respecting the Librarian.

  • Student Is Committed to Use His Faculty Library, Except He Needs a Reference from Another Library, or His Library Doesn’t Meet His Needs.

  • Student Must Inform the Librarian about a Material that Being Damaged.

  • Group Study Is Not Recommended in the Library.

  • Library Is a Silent Mobile Zone.


Cyberspace Guidelines

  • The User is Able to be Connected to the Worldwide Internet Space Through Many Computers.

  • The User Is Expected to Inform the Librarian, If He Noticed any Damaged Device.

  • The User Can Photocopy (Due to Copyright Restrictions) or Print any Document.

  • The User Can Use His Own Laptop in The Library.

  • The User Can Use Sky Drive Account to Save His/ Her Data.

  • A Temporary File Might Be Saved, But Should Be Removed.

  • Computers Are Not Used for Chatting.

  • Downloading or Installation of any Program Is Not Allowed

I - BEIRUT CAMPUS

FBA Student Manual 2015.pdf


Services and Facilities

  • Center of consultation offers research, consultancy and quality control services as well as training programs specific to the needs of organizations and institutions;

  • The Language Center offers remedial classes and language courses in English, French, TAFL and Turkish;

  • The Media Center offers various workshops that are available to students from inside and outside the University;

  • The Human Rights Center provides information and research for various human rights activities, and assists students to a better understanding of their rights;

  • Center For Entrepreneurship supports academic research, education, and community engagement in entrepreneurship;

  • Two indoor cafeterias are available to provide hot meals and snacks for students and staff at reasonable prices;

  • Two parking lots, accommodates an area of 12.200 m2, it can have around 500 cars for students, staff, and neighboring residents;

  • Medical care is offered to students on emergency cases and dental care almost free of charge;

  • Wifi Internet as well as I-Connect portal internet services are available for students to check email and register for courses;

  • Mail and postal service as well as local and international phone services are offered to students


II- DEBBIEH CAMPUS

Services & Facilities:

  • A bank teller machine was established to offer services to students and staff;

  • An observatory to offer astronomical observations;

  • A fully equipped clinic for first aid and emergency cases;

  • Three restaurants, one outdoor and two indoor, that offer a variety of meals; • Four parking lots with a capacity of 600 cars;

  • A print center of an area of 200 m2 to offer all kinds of printing and stationery services to students;

  • WiFi internet for all students;

  • A basketball court together with its en-suite bathrooms;

  • A multi-activity gymnasium of an area of 4.900 m2. It encompasses a multi-purpose playground with bathrooms, fitting rooms, and administrative rooms in addition to rooms for other sports activities;

  • A football pitch that meets the international criteria with racing tracks around;

  • A fully equipped site for scouting campers and roamers at the University as part of sporting activities;

  • Non-stop shuttles between Debbieh campus and Beirut campus;

  • Two dorms for boys and girls with an area of 8.020 m2 and capacity of 365 students;

  • Two dorms for instructors with an area of 1.570 m2.


III- TRIPOLI BRANCH

Services & Facilities

  • Outdoor basketball court and an indoor multipurpose hall for sport activities;

  • A fully equipped cafeteria;

  • A central library for all faculties with an area of 575 m2;

  • A print center of an area of 125 m2 to offer all kinds of printing and stationery services to students; • Wi-fi internet is available for all students;

  • ATM.


IV- BEKAA CAMPUS

Research Center for Environment and Development

  • The Center is a two-storey building topped with red bricks. Each floor is 710 m2;

  • The ground floor comprises a reception lobby, three rooms for administration, three research laboratories, and two lecture rooms. All are equipped with the necessary facilities;

  • The upper floor comprises of a reception lobby, three rooms for administration, three multipurpose halls, and a lecture room. All are equipped with the necessary facilities;

  • A parking lot with a capacity of 51 cars.


The center conducts research on environment and soil for the Bekaa district.


Alumni Club

  • The Alumni club spans an area of 143 m2. Its interior has been redesigned to contain two rooms for administration, a big lobby for reception and meetings, in addition to a kitchen and bathrooms;

  • On the land surrounding the club, there are a swimming pool, shaded benches, a distinguished Japanese house, public bathrooms, and aisles;

  • A parking lot with capacity of 62 cars has been built. The club outdoor area is a venue for the graduates to meet and hold cultural events.

  • CENTER FOR CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CCPE)


BAU CCPE was established in September 2014 at Beirut Arab University as one of BAU’s divisions for community service through life-long learning.


Vision: The Center for Continuing and Professional Education at BAU strives to be a leading unit for supporting excellence in life-long learning and continuing education in Lebanon and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.


Mission: The mission of the CCPE is to achieve excellence in supporting the lifelong educational learning and training needs of professionals in diverse fields with various levels of expertise and age groups to improve the life of the citizens of Lebanon and beyond.


Objectives:

  • Enforcing the link between the university and the community, and enhancing the prospects for communication and cooperation between them, through the organization and execution of continuing education courses.

  • Contributing to the efforts for sustainable human development by employing the capabilities and expertise of the university academic and technical disciplines relevant to systems in existing faculties for satisfying the professional development needs of the community.


Services:

  • Coordinating, planning and offering standard and customized courses, seminars, and training programs for the university staff, students, public and private sector, NGOs, international institutions and individuals in the fields they need.

  • Developing programs for all age groups and in all desired fields that are instructional, and entertaining, and that aim at improving mental and physical health, increasing citizenship responsibilities, and supporting society needs.

  • Establishing cooperation and information exchange with similar domestic and international institutions and centers.

  • Organizing continuing education, public education, on the job training, planned vocational and non-vocational seminars, workshops on demand, and public conference activities on the basis of “education for everyone” and “lifelong learning” principles and making publications on and issuing certificates for such activities.

  • Running other activities in the scope of continuing education.


Contact us at CCPE@bau.edu.lb


The Faculty of pharmacy is located in the Hariri building of BAU Beirut campus. Facilities housed within the faculty of pharmacy are intended for teaching, research and providing services. Provided services are of wide range, such as consultations, evaluations, drug analysis and continuing education. These services are available to researchers and pharmacists working at university, as well as at other organizations. BAU provides a wireless internet access in the main buildings and the playground of Beirut campus, so that students having their laptops and smart phones can get connected to the internet while they are on-campus.


Classrooms

Faculty classroom spaces are ideal for making impactful, visually rich presentations and facilitating engaging discussions with students. They are equipped with latest technology.


The Faculty offers teaching laboratories facilities which are highly equipped with the latest instrumentation and support units. These include the pharmacology lab, the chemistry lab, the microbiology lab, the pharmacognosy lab, the medicinal chemistry lab, the pharmaceutical compounding lab, the industrial pharmacy lab, the dry lab and the pharmacy practice lab.

  • In the pharmacology lab, the chemistry lab, the microbiology lab, biochemistry lab and the medicinal chemistry lab, the students are engaged with the practical approaches and the basic applied skills for better understanding of the subjects studied.

  • The pharmaceutical compounding lab allows students to learn the latest techniques for compounding drug preparations that can be customized for individual patient needs. It features stations for each student to prepare oral, topical, and other drug preparations.

  • The industrial pharmacy lab has rooms for tableting, coating, emulsification and quality control equipment that provides students with an understanding of the processes used by manufacturers to prepare and test the quality of dosage forms on a large scale.

  • The pharmacy practice lab is a multipurpose laboratory facility, with videotaping and presentation technology throughout. It features a pharmacy with four workstations and a classroom area. Pharmacy students learn, patient care provision, drug dispensing, drug information and patient counseling techniques. Prominent display cabinets house contemporary drug product inventory. The Lab is also used to teach professional communication skills patient interviewing and counseling, prescription processing and the proper techniques for administration of medication.

  • The Computer Laboratory, located inside the faculty, provides a venue for the pharmacy students to master professional, technological, and research skills by providing access to the internet and to a wide range of softwares, several simulation programs as well as databases in addition to specific course related softwares as requested.

  • Research laboratories are located in 1st floor of the faculty. Medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology/toxicology research is conducted in laboratories customized for the specialized requirements of each researcher. Please visit the Research tab for more information.




Sports facilities

The University offers a range of sports facilities (a fitness gym, a basketball court, a football court, and a multi-sport indoor gym) and services (fitness, dance, movement, yoga and Pilates classes) to students and staff and academic members to help them improve their fitness and relieve stress.


Animal House

The animal house facility has been created to support the scientific research and teaching. It provides animals for all activities implying the manipulation of experimentation animals. Its primary function is the breeding and husbandry of the most commonly used animal models in biomedical research, such as mice and rats. In this sense, animals are kept in a very well controlled environmental condition to meet its biological needs. The animal house facility is dedicated to supply experimentation animals not only for research groups of one or more University Departments, but also for other institutions or for public and private bodies. All activities and procedures at the animal house are in full compliance with the requirements of Beirut Arab University's Institutional Review Board (IRB).


Faculty library

The library serving the Faculty of Pharmacy is located at the 6th floor of Hariri building, Beirut campus. The Library supports the information and research needs of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Faculty. Access to the collections and services of the library resources are available to the university community and other library users. BAU faculty, staff and students have also remote (off-campus) access to licensed electronic resources (databases, e-books, e-journals) through iconnect. Other library users are invited to come to the library to access its resources. The Pharmacy Library is open year round, but hours of operation vary when classes are not in session and during summer and winter terms. The library is generally closed on all official university holidays. The library has two study rooms, also equipped with data and power. These provide a meeting place for pharmacy students to work on group assignments while still having immediate access to reference materials. The library offers students a number of services: service desk, borrowing, copying/printing/scanning and research.


Items in the collections are listed in the online library catalog. Additional electronic journals may be located using the electronic journal locator. Assistance in locating Library materials is available at the Library Service Desk. If the Library does not own specific materials that a student, faculty or staff member is seeking, material may be requested through Document Delivery/Inter-library Loan or it may be purchased, as appropriate.


Services

Continuing Education

The Faculty of Pharmacy is committed to serve the educational needs of the pharmacy practitioners through the provision of educational activities designed to empower the participant, achieve, retain, and strengthen professional competencies. The Faculty provides continuing education activities through lectures, conferences and workshops, as well as educational programs leading to certificates, diplomas and masters. These activities are accredited by the Order of Pharmacists in Lebanon. Please visit Programs Tab for further information.

  • CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP (CFE)

BAU CFE was established in September 2011 at Beirut Arab University as one of BAU’s divisions for social responsibility. Vision CFE is well positioned to carve the reputation of a leader in entrepreneurship activities in the areas of creative economy and green industries. It aims at being recognized as a leading center in entrepreneurship research, education and outreach. To that end, the knowledge generated through the CFE could result in the creation of business-information centers and incubators.

Mission:

CFE is to support and host opportunities for the largest number of potential entrepreneurs as well as growing enterprises operating in all domains. The mission is to build capability and inspire not only BAU students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs but also the community at large to include the youth, youth with disabilities, women, and the retired.


Objectives :

The CFE aims to promote the culture of entrepreneurship through identifying the individuals with entrepreneurial potential, providing them with a lot of relevant input, expanding their repertoires, and equipping them with skills relevant to entrepreneurship implementation in an integrated manner. Consequently, the CFE will be enhancing entrepreneurship competencies and consequently practices, namely:

  • Helping the University to achieve its mission and its vision.

  • Enhancing entrepreneurship education and practice worldwide through the utilization of modern approaches.

  • Providing all technical support for the successful of presentation of the submitted projects. - Highlighting scientific research in all fields.

  • Building capacity by developing successful external outreach activities.

  • Engaging stakeholders inside and outside BAU.


Services:

  • Counselling: Facilitating the access to our vast knowledgebase, we can address our tenants’ needs that range from innovative thinking to technical expertise and problem-solving skills.

  • Training & Coaching: The team of specialists provide the tenants with theory followed directly by observed and evaluated training.

  • Funding: Available to SMEs, are funding opportunities, known by CFE, to access all applied research, and reach expert staff and graduates.

  • Incubation: CFE offers virtual incubation as short-term hot desk facilities so the tenant can have a tryout before taking initial capital investment.

  • Matching: CFE provides tools for both founders and funders to communicate more efficiently and manage what is needed for a successful outcome: producing new shining stars.

Contact us cfe@bau.edu.lb

  • HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER


Vision:

Years from now the Center will have helped create a more harmonious community by exposing the youth in Lebanon to human rights and helping them understand violations while acquiring the education, skills and resources necessary in an attempt to create the desired change and build a better future.


Mission:

The HRC-BAU is a university initiative that assists students and accordingly their communities to a better understanding of their rights through raising awareness in the course of formal and non-formal methods thus complementing their education all through university years and years after. The Center also strives to partner with other national and international institutions and NGOs and achieve its objectives through empowerment skills, access to data, student development activities, and communal interaction.


Objectives:

The Center strives to partner with other national and international institutions and NGOs and works on achieving its objectives through empowerment skills, access to data, student development activities, and communal interaction. The Center is currently cooperating with international and national parties. The international cooperation includes, but is not limited to Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), The Arab Academic Human Rights Network (AAHRN), The Council of Europe and The Protection Project at Johns Hopkins University. The national cooperation includes, but not limited to, ALEF, The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering, The American Bar Association (ABA), and PINCALE.


Services:

  • Training courses and workshops that focus on various human rights related topics.

  • Moot court competitions.