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Balamand Library
Borrowing Services
All active UOB students, faculty and staff can borrow materials from the library.
Students are requested to show a valid university ID card at the Circulation Desk.

Borrowing Procedure: ​
Once you retrieve the items you want to borrow from the stacks, head to the circulation desk to check-out the materials.

Loan Terms:
Status Maximum no. of Items Loan Period
Freshman / Undergraduates 7 2 weeks
Postgraduates 15 4 weeks
Staff 7 4 weeks
Full-time faculty 30 1 academic semester
Part-time faculty 7 1 academic semester
  • The above loan periods a​re valid o​nly for items with loan category set to "Standard Loan".
  • Items with loan category set to "Short Loan" are lent on hourly basis. The loan period of those items is a 2 hour duration or overnight, i.e. from 2:30 p.m. till 8:30 a.m.
  • Items with loan category set to "Building Use" are strictly used within the library premises.
  • Items with loan status set to "In Cataloging" are in process, you can request a rush processing if the item in question is highly needed.
Laptops can be borrowed for 2 hours and are strictly used within the library premises.

Summer Borrowing Policy:
Junior, senior, and graduate students who are not registered for the summer semester are allowed to borrow library materials during the summer term.
Freshman and sophomore students who are not registered for the summer semester can only use library materials inside the library premises.

On loan items may be renewed only if they are not overdue or reserved by another user.
Click here, and login using your ID number to view and renew the list of your library loans, or check your loan history.

In case an item is needed and it is not available (i.e. on loan to another user), a reservation may be placed at the circulation desk.

An ascending charge of 1,000 L.L. per item per day is levied on each item that is not returned or renewed on time.

Charges are assessed retroactively from the first day that the item was overdue, and up to 3 weeks; after this period charges will stop (21,000 L.L.) and the item will be considered lost. If the item was not returned, the user will have to pay the accumulated charges plus the replacement cost of the item.

Failure to pay overdue charges and/or replacement fees will result in the blocking of library borrowing privileges and the university clearance form will not be signed until payment is settled.

For further help please contact:
Issam Fares Library Learning Center (Main Campus)
Circulation Desk
Tel. +961 6 931 958 , 931 962/ 964 Ext. 4114, 4066


Library of Saint John of Damascus Institute of Theology (Main Campus)
Circulation Desk
Tel. +961 6 930 305 Ext. 4807
Fax. . +961 6 930 304


Abi Chahla Medical Library (Ashrafieh Campus)
Circulation Desk
Tel. +961 1 562 108/9, 566 680, 587 319 Ext. 5126
Fax. +961 1 562110


Academie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts Library (Sin El Fil Campus)
Circulation Desk
Tel. +961 1 480 056, 489 207/8/9, 502 370/1, 3 899 195 Ext.134
Fax. +961 150 0779


Souk El-Ghareb Campus Library
Circulation Desk
Tel. +961 5 272 078 Ext.5557

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