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(20-2) 2615-3676

Rare Books and Special Collections Library
The American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus
AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74
New Cairo 11835, Egypt

See AUC’s website for driving directions and campus maps, and ask a library staff member about transportation options.

Library Units and Subject Specialists

Archives and AUC University Archives and AUC Records Management
Stephen Urgola, University Archivist and Director of AUC Records Management, Phone: 2615-3678, Room 3003

Nada Yassin, Archives Officer, Phone: 2615-3167, Room 3034

Aisha Ismail, Records Management Operations Officer, Phone: 2615-3684, Room Administration Building G037

James Kegere, Archives Assistant, Phone: 2615-3167, Room 3034

Digital Collections
Ryder Kouba, Digital Collections Archivist, Phone: 2615-3656, Room 2039

Egyptology, Rare Books
Amr Omar, Egyptology Curator, Phone: 2615-3677, Room 3030

Islamic Art and Architecture, Maps, Rare Books
Eman Morgan, Media and Serials Reference Specialist, Phone: 2615-3653, Room 3033

Ola Seif, Photograph Curator, Phone: 2615-3673, Room 

Regional Architecture Collections
Balsam Saleh, Phone: 2615-3094, Room 2034

Ahmed Kadry, Specialist, Phone: 2615-3659, Room 2034

Research Help Desk
Heba Sheta, Senior Specialist and Research and Promotional Designer, Phone: 2615-2690, Room 3034

Library Administration and Services
Philip Croom, Associate Dean for Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Phone: 2615-3655, Room 2035

Mohamed Abu Bakr, Manager of Conservation & Preservation Curator, Phone: 2615-3679, Room 1035

Mohamed Abdel El Rehim, Manager of Digitization and Reproduction Services, Phone 2615-3161, Room 2038

Asmaa Abu Bakr, Officer, RBSCL Collections & Digital Copyright, Phone: 2615-2660, Room 3031

For full RBSCL personnel listings, see Library Directory or the Faculty/Staff Telephone Directory.

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