The Byblos Campus
The Byblos campus lies in the Blat Municipality of Jbeil (Byblos).
Take the Jbeil exit on the coastal highway (autostrade). If you’re coming from Beirut, as you exit the highway you should drive past Wooden Bakery, which you’ll see on your right. After approximately 30 meters, turn right and drive up to the traffic light. Continue through this intersection, driving past the Ksar restaurant. Around 150 meters after Byblos Petroleum station, bear to the right off the main road (before Moulin D’Or). Now you’re on the LAU drive. Continue on this road for approximately 2 kilometers uphill, until you reach the lower gate.
To go to the upper gate, turn right before reaching the lower gate and follow the road.
Visitors will be required to check in at the lower gate. Entrance through the upper gate requires a parking permit.
There are several options for parking at and around the university. On-campus parking is available. There are free parking spaces for students alongside the road leading to the lower gate, as well as underground parking lots. For the latter, students may purchase a permit for $177 per semester and $90 per summer module. Valet parking is available on the road leading to the campus entrance.
Office hours and holidays
Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a lunch break from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. The cashier at the Business Office opens to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In summer (June-August), offices open on a shorter schedule: from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cashier at the Business Office opens to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Labs and libraries have their own schedules.
The university closes for official holidays that can be seen on the academic calendar. Additional closure days that may arise throughout the year are announced here as soon as they’re decided.
Finding offices and people on campus
Key offices, services and facilities are listed on this page.
You can also view the campus map to identify the place(s) you are visiting.
If you’d like to contact a staff or faculty member, you can find their phone extensions and email addresses in the directory.
Where to eat
The cafeteria offers a wide selection of foods to choose from. From fast food to hot platters, there is something for all tastes. Sage and Savvy provides catering services to LAU. The cafeteria is located in a building of its own directly facing the upper gate. It serves between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
LAUers can also grab a quick bite at the cyber-café in the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Health Sciences Center, operated by Barista and offering light snacks, sandwiches and refreshments.
Several local restaurants deliver to the campus (Rif Grill, Ksar, Subway, etc.).
Payphones, cash machines, etc.
There are two payphones on campus. One can be found at the lower gate entrance, and the other outside Block A. In order to make a phone call using the payphone, you must have a calling card, which can be purchased at nearby stores. A cash machine is available in the Science Building.
About this Campus
The Byblos campus extends LAU’s presence 35 kilometers north of Beirut. It is situated in the hillside Blat district, overlooking the ancient city of Byblos (Jbeil) and the Mediterranean Sea.
Six times larger than the Beirut campus, the site has developed steadily since its inception in 1987 to include a growing number of buildings that cater to all of LAU’s seven schools.
The Chagoury Health Sciences Center, an impressive facility built specifically for the medicine, nursing and pharmacy programs, is the most recent addition.
Plans for the years ahead include new academic, research and administrative buildings, a library and student center, a sports center and a small forest.