Search the Website
Bibliothèque nationale du Liban Restauration des livres Latest news 

Welcome to the official website of the future Lebanese National Library, which is presently in a « revival » process. Its premises are currently in the Free Zone of the Port of Beirut.

The sections that are enabled on this site relate the history of the institution and present the current state of the Library, as well as the ongoing works carried out by a team especially hired for that purpose by the Revival Project of the LNL.

The non-activated sections on the site are linked to the future institution's departments and services that will be operational with the official opening of the Library in Sanayeh.
latest news
Support the LNL
List of books donations received by the Lebanese National Library from 2000 to this date::
  • Sami Choucair collection
  • Gift of the National Library of France
  • Gift of Saint Joseph University
  • Gift of Libano-Française Bank S.A.L.
  • Gift of Unesco
  • Gift of Al-Babtain Central Library for Arab Poetry, Kuweit (Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain)
  • Gift of the Middle East Airlines: Edmond Naim library
  • Halim Abou Izzeddine library
  • Gift of the Arab World Institute
  • Salma Haffar Kouzbari library
  • Gift of the Permanent Delegation of Lebanon to UNESCO – Paris
  • Gift of the French Institute of the Middle East
  • Farida Maroun Library
  • Gift of Al-Hayat
  • Gift of La Maison du Livre
  • Gift of the American University of Beirut Library
  • Gift of the Bibliothèque Orientale
  • Gift of the Saudi cultural attaché office in Lebanon
  • Gift of the Maronite Antonine Order
  • Gift of the Lebanese High National Conservatory of Music
  • Gift of Balamand University – The Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts – ALBA
In addition to several donations from authors

Financial donations and other gifts
  • The Principality of Monaco (financial donation)
  • European Commission (financial donation)
  • The Emir of the State of Qatar (financial donation)
  • President Saad Al-Hariri (financial donation)
  • The U.S. Embassy in Beirut (financial donation)
  • Jean Pierre Delifer collection (Theater designs and costumes)
The mission of all national libraries is to preserve, promote and transmit the national heritage. To ensure this mission, the Lebanese National Library calls for the support of patrons and intellectuals      » More