The Library Service Point on the Tahrir Square Campus provides academic support primarily for students from the School of Continuing Education, the School of Science and Engineering, the Management Center and the Graduate School of Education. Entrance is restricted to patrons holding valid AUC Library ID cards. 

Located on the third floor of the Falaki Academic Center in downtown Cairo, the library operates as an electronic library providing direct access to the AUC Library's online resources. 

A small reading room is equipped with PCs and wireless Internet connectivity. Service Point staff also provide reference service upon request.

Patrons with a valid AUC Library ID may place holds on materials for delivery to the Library Service Point.

Tahrir Book Delivery

Using a valid AUC ID card, books may be borrowed from the AUC Tahrir Square library.

Fill out a book search form, and indicate the pickup location "Tahrir".
Delivery of materials will be within 72 hours (three working days).

A maximum of five books may be delivered by the Tahrir library to all types of patrons. This does not apply to SCE students and vsitors who have borrowing privileges, where the maximum is three books only.

Returning Books

Whether books are borrowed from the AUC Library in New Cairo or the AUC Tahrir Square library, patrons may return them to the Library in Tahrir. 

Books should be returned on or before the due date at the Tahrir library or at the circulation desk of the AUC Library in New Cairo. Books not returned on time to the proper location will result in a fine.

An overdue book will automatically block a patron from borrowing. The library will send patrons with overdue books two overdue notices. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not exempt a borrower from a fine.


Books may be renewed on or before the due date, provided there is no hold on the book in the following locations:

The AUC Tahrir Square library is located in the Falaki Academic Center.

tel 20.2.2797.6517

Searches, Holds and Recall

Patrons may fill out an online pick-up request form if the book is not checked out and is on the AUC Library shelf in New Cairo.

If a book is checked out, the AUC Tahrir Square library staff members may place a "hold" on it. When the book is available, a notice will be sent to the patron and the book will be held for pickup for seven days at the library in Tahrir Square. 

All books are subject to recall 14 days after their first check out date, and/or at any time for reserve use.


Contact us

Telephone: 20.2.2797.6517
Database questions:
Mailing address: AUC Tahrir Square Library, The American University in Cairo
AUC Tahrir Square campus: 113 Kasr El Aini St., P.O. Box 2511, Cairo, 11511, Egypt.