What can I see and do at the PCLS?
  • Search original documents for data concerning Lebanon’s history, literature, politics, arts, and culture, etc.
  • Take tours at the Phoenix Center for Lebanese Studies.
How do I obtain copies of documents?
  • Once the collection is digitized and while you are carrying out your search, you have to jot down the document number.
  • The list with the document numbers will be given to an archivist at the Center who will give you the documents as either hard or soft copy.
How do I get started with my research?
  • You should fill the consultation sheet. Click Here.
  • Submit the sheet at PCLS@usek.edu.lb
  • Wait for our reply in order to prepare the archival collection you are going to work on.
  • Once the collection is prepared, you can come to the Phoenix Center and start your search.
How can I find out about upcoming events at the PCLS?
Everyone can have access to our website news and media page.
What do I need to know before I visit PCLS?
Read about our opening hours, directions, and reading room rules in the Info for Researcher page.
Who can help me with my research at PCLS?
PCLS staff can help you by:
  • Providing information about the available collections.
  • Making the records available.
  • Providing ordering information if you wish to obtain copies of readily digitized records.

To raise your chances of success with research, decide precisely what you are looking for before you visit us in person.
How do I cite PCLS documents?
Archives of Phoenix Center for Lebanese Studies, Youssef El Sawda Collections, YS1A-1
Phoenix Center for Lebanese Studies
Tel.: (+961) 9 600 387
Fax : (+961) 9 600 385
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