Public Libraries

Public Libraries in Lebanon

The following is a list of public libraries throughout Lebanon which will be constantly revised and improved as new information becomes available. Please note that the list for community libraries is followed by a  list of public libraries in Palestinian camps.

Aabra
Public Library of Aabra
Contact Person: May El-Rayess
Address: Aabra Municipality Building
Tel: 07- 752 554 - 722 439
Library will open in March

Aitat
Public Library of Aitat
Tel: 05-270552
Mr. Rida Atwi Tel: 03-310382
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm                                                                                                                                                                 Sat 8am-1pm    
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Armenian and Italian                                                                                                                

Aley

Tajjamoh Shabaat Aley (Aley Young Women’s Gathering) Library
Contact Person: May El-Rayess
Address: Aley
Tel: 05-557952
E-mail: may_rayess@hotmail.com

Municipal Public Library of Aley
Address: Rue de l'Universite Nationale, Immeuble de l'Association al-Radwan, 2e etage
Tel: 05-557561-2 Cell: 74-30005

Amioun
Public Library of Amioun

Tel: 06- 950 008
Email: amioun@amioun.org
Website: http://www.amioun.org/

Baadarane
Public Library of Baadarane

Tel: 03-251833-01-512301

Baakline
Baakline National Library
Contact Person: Ghazi Saab
Address: Chouf
Tel: 05-304050  03-426924
E-mail: info@baakleenlibrary.com; mrhj17@yahoo.com
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 8am-2pm
120,000 books   300,000 print 

Bablbliye
Public Library of Barja

Tel: 07-623129
Address: Barja - Jebbaneh Quarter - Thakafeh Bldg
Director: Jamila Malik Al Jounoun                            
Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
Sat 9am-4pm

Batroun
Batroun Municipal Public Library
Contact Person: Doris Salloum
Address: Batroun
Tel: 06-740079
E-mail: salloum64@hotmail.com
Network: CLAC
10,000 books

Bayssour
Bayssour Public Library

Address: Bayssour - Center of the Sports and Cultural League
Tel: 05-570575 - 03-783233

Bednayel
Bednayel Library

Address: Bednayel - Near the Municipality
Tel: 08-910803
Email: Bednayel@idm.net.lb
Network: CLAC

Beirut
Beirut Municipal Library in Bashoura
Town/City: Beirut
Contact Person: Samar Choucair & Suzane El-Amine
Address: Issaf Building-Third Floor
Tel: 01-667701; 70-484626
Fax: 01-667703
E-mail: bachoura.assabil@gmail.com
Assabil Library
Tue-Fri9am-5pm
Sat9am-5pm

Beirut Municipal Library in Geitawi
Contact Person: Josiane Badra
Address: Jesuit Garden
Tel: 01-560728
Fax: 01-562677
E-mail: biblioashrafieh@yahoo.com
Assabil Library
26,000 books
Tue-Fri9am-6pm
Sat 9am-5pm

Beirut Municipal Library in Monot
Contact Person: Cosette Azzi
Address: St. Joseph University St., Next to Monnot Theater
Tel: 01-203026
Fax: 01-203026
E-mail: monnot.library@gmail.com
Assabil Library
Tue-Fri10am-6pm
Sat10am-6pm

Beirut - Kotobus- ASSABIL Mobile Library
Town/City: Beirut, Beirut suburbs, Mount Lebanon and the South
Contact Person: Ghiwa Allam & Sami Moussa
Address: Beirut, Beirut suburbs, Mount Lebanon and the South
Tel: 03-737724
Fax: 01-652998
E-mail: ghiwa.assabil@gmail.com
Assabil Library

Beirut - Talking Library of the Blind
Youth Association of the Blind (YAB)
01-369259
01-364 259 01-368 221   Administration                                                                                                                                                             www.yablblb.org                         
E-mail: info@yalb.org

Beit Mery
Al-Waha Al-Thaqafiyya (Cultural Oasis) Library in Beit Mery

Contact Person: Fadia Daou
Address: Beit Mery, Metn
Tel: 04-972016; 70-988525
E-mail:fadia-daou@yahoo..fr
Tue-Fri 4pm-7pm
Open by arrangement to school

Bint Jbeil
Public Library of Bint Jbeil

Address: Bint Jbeil - Secondary Public School Bldg
Tel: Tel: 07-450456
Mon-Sat9am-5pm

Bocsmaya
Municipal Public Library of Bocsmaya

Tel: 03-686934

Btekhnay
Dr Hussein AboulHosn Public Library

Contact Person: Sawsan Aboul Hosn
Address: Btekhnay, Upper Metn
Tel: 05/532535
E-mail: sawsanhosn_ak@yahoo.com
Sat-Fri 9am-4pm
Arabic and English

Bibliobus
AILES Association (South)
03-308438

Choueifat
Public Library of Choueifat

Tel: 05/432879
Email: library_of_choueifat@hotmail.com

Dbayyeh
Dbayyeh Public Library
Town/City:
Contact Person: Samar Habeeb
Address: Dbayyeh Palestinian Camp
Tel: 03-483429

04-541-628                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mon-Fri 9-1 and 3pm-7pm
Saturday and Sunday off
website:www.dspr-me.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Habboush Public Library
Contact Person: Hanadi Saadeh
Address: Habboush, Nabatieh
Tel: 07/530201
E-mail:E-mail:hanady.s78@hotmail.com
Mon-Fri 8am-2pm and 4pm-6pm Sat till 11

Hammana
Dr. Najib Abi Haidar Public Library
Contact Person: Therese Bou Metri
Address: Hammana - Municipality Bldg - 1st Floor
Tel: 05/531929  05/531928   05/530109
E-mail: thereseboometri@hotmail.com binahalb@cyberia.net.lb
http://www.hammana.com/

Haret Hreik
Public Library of  Haret Hreik

Address: Haret Hreik - Main Road - Municipality Bldg
Tel: 01/ 276 170
info@haret-hreik.org
http://www.haret-hreik.org/
Network: CLAC

Hermel
Hermel Municipal Public Library
Contact Person: Rabab Nasserdine
Address: Hermel
Tel: 08-200636  03-544031  03-698510
E-mail: rabab_nasserdine@hotmail.com

Muntada Al-Turath wa’l Thaqafa (Heritage and Culture Forum) Library
Contact Person: Najah Al-Jawhari
Address: Hermel
Tel: 08-201615

Joun
Michel Nabaa Public Library
Contact Person: Rita Khiryati
Address: Joun, Chouf
Tel: 71-771017
E-mail: bibliotheque_municipale_joun@yahoo.com

Jeb Jennine
Public Library of Jeb Jennine
Address: Jeb Jennine - Near Public School for Boys - Municipal Palace
Tel: 08-660988  08-660912
E-mail: calloura_sabbagh@hotmail.com
Arabic and French with little English sources only Encyclpedias and little stories. 

Jezzine
Antoun Karam Public Library
Contact Person: Therese Karam
Address: Jezzine
Tel: 07-781027 Mon-Fri 9am-3:30pm S 9am-1pm
Summer 3:30-5:30pm

Municipal Public Library of Jezzine
07-781712

Joun
Michel Nabaa Municipal Public Library
Tel: 07-975114

Kefraya al-Koura
Public Library of Kefraya al-Koura

Tel: 01-983008-01-983008-9

Kfardebian
Public Library of Kfardebian

Tel: 09-711030  09-711160
Email: clac@kfardebian.com - info@kfardebian.com
http://www.kfardebian.com
Network: CLAC
Mon-Fri 10am-1pm afternoon 4:30pm-7pm
Languages: German, Italian, French, English and Arabic 

Khreybet Chouf
Public Library of Khreybet Chouf

Tel: 03-823443-05-311004

Kobayat
Public Library of Kobayat

Reading and Cultural Activation Center
Address: Kobayat - Municipality Bldg
Tel: 06- 351750
winter 8am-1pm  2pm-5pm
Languages: Arabic and french with little English

Metn
Culture Center for Francophone Activities, Mtein-Assoc for Words, Arts, and Light
Tel: 03/541814-03/795871-04/295229-01/892754  04-296-400
Night Tue-Fri 3:30pm-6pm  10am-1:00pm depending on the activities of students
Sat 10am-1:00pm
Monday and Sunday off
Saturday : 10am-1:00pm:

Mina - Tripoli
Tripoli Public Library - Mina

Address: Mina - Port Saïd Street
Tel: 06-611884

Miniara, Akkar
Public Library of Miniara

Tel: 06-690159-03-179841

Mtein
Mtein Public Municipal Library

Town/City: Mtein
Contact Person: Nassim Alwan
Address: Mtein, Upper Metn
Tel: 04-652603; 04-296400
E-mail: malwanab@gmail.com

Nabatieh
Public Library of Nabatieh

Address: Nabatieh - Zebdin Main Road - Kamel Youssef Jaber Cultural and Social Center - Ground Floor
Tel: 07-767 644  07/-767 655
Email: jabrctr@thisis.cyberia.com
URL: http://www.kyjcsc_nabatieh.tripod.com/
Kamel Youssef Jabber Library
Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am-5:30pm

Nabi Cheet
Nabi Cheet Municipal Public Library

Contact Person: Jihane Moussawi
Address: Nabi Cheet, Baalbeck
Tel: 08-335266
E-mail: jihane554@hotmail.com

Nahr Ibrahim
Nahr Ibrahim Municipal Public Library

Contact Person: Katia Mahfouz
Address: Nahr Ibrahim, Jbeil
Tel: 09-446678
E-mail: katianalb2003@hotmail.com
Mon-Fri 8-3 Sat 8am-1pm Closed public holidays

Niha
Public Library of Niha

08-951154

Rayfoun
Public Library of Rayfoun

Address: Rayfoun - Patriarch Sfeir's Center for Health and Culture - 3rd Floor
Tel: 09/ 953 550
09-952-616
Mon-Fri 9-1 4-6
Saturday Sunday Off

Saida
Saida Public Library

Contact Person: Hanadi Al-Bizri
Address: Saïda - Kalaat al Barryeh - Dar Al Ifta' Al Jaafary
Tel: 03/318707  07/728857
E-mail: hanadi@bluemission.org

Public Library of Saida
Address: Maarouf Saad Center
Tel: 07/725001
 

Seb’el
Seb’el Public Library

Contact Person: Eliane Khoury
Address: Seb’el, Zghorta
Tel: 06/595092
E-mail: eliannekh1@hotmail.com
E-mail: sebeellibrary@idm.net.lb
Languages: 3 languages and little Italian

Mon-Fri10am-1pmand  3am-5pm summer 10sam-1pm 3am-6pm

10,500 books

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Srifa
Srifa Public Municipal Library

Contact Person: Hanadi Nazzal
Address: Sreefa, Tyre
Tel: 07--385092
E-mail: hanadi_n@hotmail.com
9:30am-10 3:30pm-4:00 Summer till 5pm

 

 

 

 

Tripoli
Al-Muna Public Library

Contact Person: ---
Address: Tripoli
Tel: 06/411546
E-mail: library@safadi-foundation.org
Languages: 16,000 books in 3 languages andf books in Spanish , German and Russian 
E-mail: samira-baghdadi@safadiculturalorganization.org not sure of addressDays and hours: 10am-7pm s 10am-6pm sun off
Student fee 45,000
Citizen 60,000

 

 

 

Public Library of the Cultural League in Tripoli
03/228228

Tyre
Dr Suhayl Sabbagh Public Library
Contact Person: Kamal Mcheirfeh
Address: Burj El-Chemaly Camp
E-mail: abeern23@yahoo.com

Zahle
Zahle Municipal Public Library

Contact Person: Carol Sahyoun
Address: Zahle
Tel: 08-820837 03-322181
E-mail: c.sahyoun@hotmail.com\
Mon-Fri 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm Sat til11 12

Zouk Mikael
Zouk Mikael Public Library

Contact Person: Marie-Rose
Address: Zouk Mikael, Kesserwan
Tel: 09-212212
E-mail: ellefersan@gmail.com
Call ext 213 or 217 to reach library

Public Libraries in Palestinian Camps
Palestinian Welfare Association

Ain al-Hilweh Camp - Saida
Samer Khoury Library
Contact Person: Khawla al-Khatib
Host organization: Najdeh Association (جمعية النجدة الإجتماعية)
Tel: 70/674240

Languages: Arabic and English

Al-Buss Camp - Sur
Yusuf 'ilmi and Nasser Swaidi Library

Contact Person: Rawan Abu Sahyoun
Host organization: National Association of Vocational Rehabilitation )ـ (الجمعية الأهلية للتأهيل المهني

Languages: Arabic and English(stories and novels)
Tel: 71401384

Biddawi Camp - Tripoli
Yusuf 'ilmi and Nasser Swaidi Library

Contact Person: Zeina Serdah
Host Organization: Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation
Tel: 76442745

Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm  winter 8:30am-4:00 pm 
Languages: 3 Languages
E-mail: gkcf.baddawi@hotmail.com

Burj el-Barajneh Camp
Said Khoury Library

Contact Person: Fatima Sheikh Isa
Location: Palestinian Arab Center
Tel: 71/271988

Burj al-Shamali Camp - Sur
Suheil Sabbagh library

Contact Person: Kamal Mshirfa
Host Organization: Hula Association
Tel: 71/-347499

Nahr al-Bared Camp - Abda, Akkar
Abdul Aziz Shakhshir Library

Host Organization: Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation
Contact Person: Abir Ghunaim
Tel: 71/831102

Sat-Thur 9am-4pm summer 6pm Friday 3 and Sunday off
Arabic and English for children

 

Rashidiya Camp - Sur
Hani Qaddumi Library

Contact Person: Maryam Qasim
Host Organization: General Union of Women
Tel: 78-980651