activate the archive exhibition

Activate the Archive Exhibition

October 25, 2022 to December 30, 2022
AUC Libraries - Plaza Entrance
AUC New Cairo

Activating the Archive is an initiative by the publication design course offered by the graphic design program. It aims to engage students with the unique collections of the Rare Books and Special Collections Library (RBSCL) at The American University in Cairo (AUC). The exhibition will feature students' newly designed publications that reinterpret existing archival material concerned with flora and fauna of Egypt, the history of public parks and gardens, streets' trees and plants, crop cultivation practices, and other related issues.

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UNESCO Award Korea

AUC's Rare Books and Special Collections Library Accepts 2022 UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize in South Korea

AUC’s Libraries and Learning Technologies (LLT) won the 2022 UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize for the decades of preservation work carried out by the Rare Books and Special Collections Library (RBSCL). Representatives from the library accepted the prize in South Korea on September 2.

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LLT in Motion

AUC Libraries Orientation (English version)

AUC Libraries Orientation (Arabic version)

RBSCL's Cultural Heritage and Digital Research Services

AUC Libraries and Learning Technologies video showcasing its Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSCL) cultural heritage and digital research services to the AUC community and beyond.


Databases are selected upon faculty recommendations and are reviewed annually by librarians and faculty liaisons. Database use is subject to copyright laws as well as provider terms and conditions.

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September 4, 2022

LLT External Users Guidelines Bilingual Videos

External Users: Watch these videos to learn about AUC Libraries' collections and services. English VersionArabic Version

June 5, 2022

PhilPapers Added to Database A-Z List

PhilPapers will replace Philosopher's Index in the new academic year. PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. This resource includes research content in philosophy from journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics. The index currently contains 2,676,884 entries categorized in 5,826 categories.

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