Mon & Fri 7:30 – 19:00    Wed 9:00 – 19:00
Tue & Thu 7:30 – 22:00    Sat 9:00 – 15:00
Mon & Fri 7:30 – 19:00
Wed 9:00 – 19:00
Tue & Thu 7:30 – 22:00
Sat 9:00 – 15:00

Services

Visitors

Access

As a visitor, you can use selected Library resources, such as the Library Catalog, online article indexes, and electronic texts. Visitors are also entitled to consult books, and borrow books if their subscription permits; they can also consult journals and other materials, and obtain some information/reference assistance.

To use the library, you need to apply for a Library card.

Library Account and Cards
  • To obtain a USEK Library card, you must submit an online application form along with a scanned passport photograph and proof of identity (National ID, passport, etc.). You will be notified by e-mail once the card is ready;
  • When requesting books, you must present your USEK Library card. Library cards cannot be given to anyone else to use, and lost cards must be reported immediately. The Library is not responsible for any outcome arising from the unauthorized use of your Library card;
  • Every Library user has a right to privacy and confidentiality while using Library materials; thus, names of borrowers and their accounts are never disclosed;
  • Library cards should be returned to the Circulation Desk at the end of your subscription, or when you decide to end your subscription;
  • There is a replacement fee for lost cards.

Subscription Fees
Category Subscription Fee in LL
A One-day 5,000
B One-week 15,000
C Three-month 45,000
D One-year 150,000
E Institutional 300,000

Payment can be made in cash at the Library Circulation Desk during opening hours.

Library Services
Services/Category A B C D E
Research assistance X X X X X
Consult resources from the print collection X X X X X
Borrow resources from the print collection X X X
Access to electronic resources
X X X X X
Consult the private, special and rare collections X X X X X


Borrow and Renew

Library Catalog: Search for materials in the USEK library

Subscription No. of Items Loan Period Audio-Visual Loan
One-day ---- ---- ----
One-week ---- ---- ----
Six-months 2 7 days 7 days
One-year 3 10 days 7 days
Institutional 5 10 days 7 days

Find Resources (On Campus only)

  • Electronic Databases: Search a large and varied collection (article databases, e-book collections…) of electronic resources;
  • Find a title: Use this search tool to find a book or journal;
  • Search Everything: Search the USEK Library catalog and many of our databases simultaneously to quickly provide comprehensive library results through a single search box.

Get Help

  • Ask Us: for assistance with your research by contacting a librarian in person;
  • Research guides: Use for help finding discipline specific resources;
  • Cite your sources: Learn how to cite your references properly;
  • Avoid plagiarism: Tips and guidance on how to avoid plagiarism in your research papers.

Copy/Print/Scan

  • Your USEK Library card is also used to pay for printing and photocopying in the library;
  • To activate or recharge your account ask at the Circulation Desk;
  • The minimal activation or recharge fee is 5,000LL.

Activities

  • Exhibitions: Schedule to have your artwork (paintings, photos…) exhibited in the Library;
  • Film, Photography and Recording: schedule your session if you would like to make use of the premises for filming, photography or recording.

Change of Address

It is the responsibility of individuals to keep the Library informed of any address changes. Library fines will not be waived if alumni fail to notify us of a change of address. You can update your address with Library staff at the Circulation Desk of any branch of USEK Library.

IMPORTANT
Rules and regulations of USEK Library are to be respected. Failure to do so may result in the suspension of user borrowing privileges. Membership is discretionary and the Administration reserves the right to refuse applications for membership without redress. The Library is responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of a borrower's transactions and for providing an environment conducive for research.

Contact Details

Circulation Services:
Kaslik Main Campus Library: circulation@usek.edu.lb
Chekka Campus Library: chekka-biblio@usek.edu.lb
Zahle Campus Library: zahle-biblio@usek.edu.lb
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