The National Library of the Lebanon: between the risks of history and the determination of a few...

The Lebanese National Library throughout the stages of its short history, has been confronted with a variety of difficulties, born not only out of the violence of men but also from their negligence; and from the absence of a responsible administrative structure. The essential condition for the revival of this library would be through its status as a public establishment which would confer autonomy and professionalism in its management.