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The Main Library includes the departments listed below. The departments of the Rare Books and Special Collections Library are listed separately.

Acquisitions

Administration

Automated Systems

Cataloging

Circulation

Collections

Serials and Continuing Resources

Research and Instruction

Acquisitions

Location: First Floor, LLT Building

The Acquisitions Department places orders and processes payment for print and non-print monographs, audio-visual materials, and maps that benefit the users and collections of the AUC Libraries. The Acquisitions Department also processes all donations to AUC Libraries.

The department coordinates the receipt and processing of AUC theses, including all associated record-keeping. It processes the Book Request Form, which may be submitted by faculty and students. All requests will be handled promptly according to AUC Library policies.

Staff Members

Wafaa Fahmy
Head of Acquisitions
wafaaghl@aucegypt.edu
t 20.2.2615.3601

 

Administration

Location: Second Floor, Library and Learning Technologies

The AUC Library’s administration is overseen by the dean of libraries and learning technologies (LLT) and is executed by her office management and administrative staff members. 

Staff Members

Lamia Eid
Interim Dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies
Email: lamiaeid@aucegypt.edu
t 20.2.2615.3043

Philip Croom
Associate Dean of Rare Books and Special Collections Library
Email: pcroom@aucegypt.edu
t 20.2.2615.3655

Shahira El Sawy
Special Advisor to the Provost
Email: selsawy@aucegypt.edu
t 20.2.2615.3642 

Sahar Sobeih
Assistant Dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies
Email: sahar_s@aucegypt.edu
t 20.2.2615.3648

Dina Hussein
Associate Director, LLT Administrative Operations
Email: dinah@aucegypt.edu
t 20.2.2615.3647
 

Automated Systems

Location: 1st Floor, LLT Building

The Library Automation Systems exists to provide direction and support to the computing needs of the AUC Libraries. It supports almost 470 PCs and laptops and manages more than 10 servers. It is responsible for coordinating, installing and maintaining all computers, software, and related equipment in both the Main Library and the Rare Books and Special Collection Library. Moreover, it manages the integrated library system and discovery layer.

Staff Members
Huguette Yaghmour
Director of Library Automation Systems
Email: huguette@aucegypt.edu
Tel: 20.2.2615.3616
Other Contacts: See Library Directory

 

Cataloging

Location: First Floor, LLT Building

The cataloging department organizes the knowledge contained in the books and other formats collected by the library so that it is easily accessible to the users looking for this information, and presents this via the online Catalog.

Staff Members
Shadia El Hanafi
Authority control coordinator
Email:shadia@aucegypt.edu
t 20.2.2615.3625
Other Contacts: See Library Directory

 

Circulation

Location: Plaza Level, LLT Building

The Circulation and Reserve department, provides circulation services, such as book checkout, book searches, fees and recalls. The department also administers the course reserves and handles reserve requests for faculty members. 

Staff Members
Mamdouh Mikhail
Associate Director, Access Services and Tahrir Library
Email: mamdouh@aucegypt.edu
t 20.2.2615.3776

 

Collections

Location: First Floor, LLT Building

The collection consists of both physical and digital scholarly works, with an increasing emphasis for the electronic format. The Library actively purchases monographs and various forms of media; and subscribes to eBooks, periodicals and databases. Content is acquired for all areas of teaching and research, though with a particular focus on the political, economic, historical, scientific and engineering issues pertinent to Egypt and the Middle East region. The collection is primarily in English and Arabic, while other European languages are acquired selectively.

For further information visit our Collection Development Policy. Statistics about our Library holdings can be found in the current issue of the AUC Factbook.  

Staff Members
Peter Philps
Director for Collections
Email: peter.philps@aucegypt.edu
t 20.2.2615.3608
Other Contacts: See Library Directory

 

Serials and Continuing Resources

Location: Garden level, Libraries and Learning Technologies Building

The continuing resources department is responsible for the prompt and cost-effective procurement of all electronic and print subscriptions for the libraries of The American University in Cairo. This department oversees the timely receipt, payment, end-processing, display and collection maintenance of the electronic and print continuations including the collection of usage data. It also handles the AUC Library bindery process and manages the Center of Migration and Refugee Studies Collection.  

Staff Members
Lamia Issa El Nakib
Assistant Director, Continuing ResourcesEmail: lnakib@aucegypt.edu
t 20.2.2615.3196
Other Contacts: See Library Directory

 

Research and Instruction Department

Research and Instruction Services provides assistance to all AUC Main Library users in accessing and using library materials and services. Please see the Reference Assistance Guide for details on services and resources available.

Location: Plaza Level, LLT Building
t 20.2.2615.3778 
library@aucegypt.edu
Other Contacts: See Library Directory