AUB Libraries Digital Collections is a gateway to our digitized and preserved collections featuring manuscripts, maps, photos, posters, books, multimedia and other resources. This online growing repository aims to continuously disseminate knowledge about AUB, the region, our history and cultural heritage for the purpose of research, teaching and education. It is also a hub for collaboration with other departments, faculties, scholars in addition to external partners libraries and institutions to support digital scholarship initiatives.


Al-Ādāb periodical collection

The AUB Libraries, in collaboration with "Dar al-Ādāb", are building al-Ādāb Digital Archives. The project includes the digitization, Arabic Text OCRing (recognizing printed text within a digital image), indexing, adding descriptive metadata, and preservation of the entire run of al-Ādāb magazine (1953-2012).

Arabic Collections Online

Arabic Collections Online book collection

The AUB Libraries have joined the Arabic Collections Online Project, a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic Language Content. Established with support from NYU Abu Dhabi, and currently supported by major grants from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, and Carnegie ...

Børre Ludvigsen Archive

Børre Ludvigsen Archive webarchive collection

Børre Ludvigsen’s Digital Archive consists mainly in preserving the work done by Professor Ludvigsen especially the digital repositories related to the Levant and the region. This valuable information which is made available for researchers and the public is preserved and presented as a web archive.


Yearbooks book collection

The digitized collection of yearbooks and related documents begins with "The Apothecary 1946" and extends to the current year. The yearbooks collection provides a window to AUB campus life and how it evolved through the years. It documents campus buildings and grounds, AUB culture and students’ vibrant life ...

Kamal Joumblatt

Kamal Joumblatt collection collection

The University Libraries developed the Kamal Joumblatt Digital Library in order to make primary and secondary resources on Joumblatt freely and conveniently accessible to scholars, students and general readers. The digital library includes books, manuscripts and all the material donated to the University Libraries.


Posters image collection

The art posters collection was donated to the Libraries of the American University of Beirut (AUB) after the "Exhibition on Art Posters in Lebanon", organized by the Steering Committee of AUB Arts Center, March 2001. The AUB collection of 165 art posters dates between early sixties until the late twentieth century.


Postcards image collection

The postcard played a crucial role in 20th c. visual culture, tourism and global exchanges, defining modern national topographies and iconic ways of seeing (and being in) the world. Postcards contribute to place and sight making and to constructing visual as well as nationalistic and cultural discourses, travel networks ...

Travel Books

Travel Books book collection

Travel books were known as early as the 2nd century through the writings of Pausanias' Description of Greece and many travelers who followed him. The geographical coverage of this travel books collection is mainly the Middle East. The collection covers mid-19th c to around mid-20th c.


POHA oralhistory collection

The Palestinian Oral History Archive is an archival collection that contains more than 1,000 hours of testimonies with first generation Palestinians and other Palestinian communities in Lebanon. The project will digitize, index, catalog, preserve, and provide access to the digitized interviews.

Refugee Cultural Heritage

Refugee Cultural Heritage oralhistory collection

The Refugee Cultural Heritage digital archive captures homeland memories and creates permanent records of intangible cultural heritage of refugees mainly residing in refugee camps in Lebanon. The content of this archive has been researched and collected by residents of the camps which constitutes a key element of this archive.