The Archives and Special Collections department supports researchers by preserving and providing access to primary and historical documents of enduring value. Access, reproduction and reference requests are received on a daily basis, from Faculty, students and researchers, both from within the AUB, national and regional scholarly community, and from the international scholarly community.  for on site access, a valid AUB ID-card is required from the AUB Community, and a library membership card is necessary for external researchers (for details of obtaining a membership card check External Borrower Categories). Whereas no appointment is required, researchers planning to make extensive use of the collections are strongly encouraged to email the Department with their inquiry to ensure promptness of services, and availability of resources: