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HISTORY OF MEU HISTORY OF MEU From our establishment in 1939, Middle East University (MEU) has strived to be a diverse institution accepting of people from all cultures and backgrounds. As a higher-education institution operated by the global Seventh-day Adventist denomination, MEU is connected to the second largest Christian education system in the world; second only to that of the Roman Catholic Church. This allows the University to benefit from a constant flow of international staff and students from throughout the world, fostering an intellectually and internationally open environment. Originally founded as the...
Campus Campus MEU’s unique location sets us apart from other institutions of higher education throughout Lebanon. Our University is situated on 30 hectares of lush green hillside in Sabtieh and we prides ourself as possessing one of the remaining “green areas” at the outskirts of Beirut’s urban sprawl. In a survey recently distributed to students, nearly 60% listed the campus environment as their favorite aspects of the University. Visitors to campus consistently comment on MEU's incredible environment, the breathtaking view of Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea, and the peaceful atmosphere pervading...
Academics Academics For over 70 years, MEU has been educating and empowering students to reach their best. As a well established educational institution within Lebanon, we take pride in our academics. However, we also endeavor to foster a nurturing environment between students and instructors. Our staff take a vested interest in students as individuals, encouraging their future success. As a Christian university, we also promote the spiritual development of our students. It is our earnest desire that upon graduation, students will view their time at MEU as having been intellectually, socially, and spiritually st...

George Arthur Keough Library

A Brief History

libraryThe library, named after George Arthur Keough, the University's first president, was established as a study and research center for the school at the very beginning of its existence. The first book entitled: A History of the Origin and Progress of the Seventh-day Adventists, by Ellsworth Olsen, was accessioned in August of 1939. This book can be found in the Heritage Section of the library. The book collection grew steadily over the years and by the mid 1960s, there were over 8,000 volumes in the stacks. The current total is about 21,000 volumes. This number includes Arabic texts, English texts, reference books, and a variety of audiovisual resources. Additionally, the library provides free access to online databases with more than 15,000 journals and periodicals.


A small part of what is now known as South Hall was the first home for the library. Later on, a fourth floor was added to University Hall, providing for the relocation of the library to half of the new floor space. In the spring of 2005, the library's floor space doubled when the entire floor of the renovated building was designated for library use.

Current Facilities, Services, and Rules

Library users will find an open stack arrangement facilitating easy browsing. There are individual tables for study, comfortable seating in the periodical/newspaper section, carrels for secluded private study, conference rooms for group study, online computers, and outlets for personal computers for wireless access to the internet.

The library serves the academic and intellectual development of students, faculty, and staff. Students are encouraged to use the library effectively for research, study, and preparation of class assignments. A workstation is also available for scanning, copying, and printing. During the course of the academic semesters, the librarian offers in-depth assistance for research.



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MEU Library Catalog


Research Databases


Interlibrary Loan Network

The George Arthur Keough Library is part of a network of institutions around Lebanon and the globe, and Interlibrary loans provide access to the collected literary resources of these institutions.

For items that cannot be found at the University library, simply search the resources listed below. When you find the book you are searching for, download and fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request Form, then return to the library for processing. 


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