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Membership Services

The UOB Libraries are primarily for use by students, faculty, and staff. Alumni, researchers, scholars and community users not affiliated with the University of Balamand, however, may utilize the libraries’ collections according to the four categories below:
  1. Researchers coming from other institutions and Community Users:
    • Researchers coming from other universities or abroad must provide a proof of affiliation with another institution (the letter must include the topic of the research and the duration of stay).
    • Requirements: Photo ID – Statement of purpose.
    • Membership fees: 30,000 L.L./month – 120,000 L.L./6 months – 180,000 L.L./year + VAT (10%) + Deposit* of 150,000 L.L.
    • Privileges: Unlimited access to circulated materials inside the library; Borrowing up to 3 books for 2 weeks; 1 article/month through Inter-Library Loan and Document Delivery Services (ILL-DDS).
    • A membership card will be issued and should be presented at all times.

  2. Alumni:
    • Requirements: Photo ID – Proof of previous affiliation with UOB, or letter from the Development Office.
    • Membership fees: 70,000 L.L./6 months – 100,000 L.L./year + VAT (10%) + Deposit* 150,000 L.L.
    • Privileges: Unlimited access to circulated materials inside the library; Borrowing up to 3 books for 2 weeks; 1 article/month through ILL-DDS.
    • A membership card will be issued and should be presented at all times.

  3. Donors and trustees:
    • Requirements: Photo ID – Letter from the Development Office.
    • Membership fees: Free membership + Deposit* 150,000 L.L.
    • Privileges: Unlimited access to circulated materials inside the library; Borrowing up to 3 books for 2 weeks; 1 article/month through ILL-DDS.
    • A membership card will be issued and should be presented at all times.

  4. Institutions:
    • Requirement: Statement of purpose from the institution.
    • Membership fees: 500,000 L.L./year + VAT (10%) + Deposit* 200,000 L.L.
    • Privileges: Unlimited access to circulated materials inside the library; Borrowing up to 10 books for 2 weeks; 3 articles/month through ILL-DDS.
    • One membership card will be issued for the institution’s representative. However, members of the institutions can use it upon the written approval of the representative.

The below guidelines are applicable to all the membership categories:
  • Visitors may access the library databases on the library premises only, due to copyright and licensing terms and conditions. A computer account will be provided for this purpose which will also allow visitors to benefit from the printing services.
  • Visitors may also benefit from the photocopying services for a charge.
  • The library reserves the right to restrict or modify guest access during times of peak library use or enhanced security (i.e. reading periods and exams).
  • Visitors should abide by the libraries’ code of conduct and general rules.
Please click on the following link to apply for a membership: Form

*Deposit is only needed if the user needs to borrow books through the membership

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ For further help please contact:
Issam Fares Library Learning Center (Main Campus)
Access Services Department
Ground Floor, Room 013
Tel. +961 6 931 958 , 931 962/ 964 Ext. 4066
E-mail: circulation@balamand.edu.lb
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