Baakleen National Library

Upon the initiative of Member of Parliament, Walid Jumblatt in 1987, the building was restored and furnished to assume the role of a public library, which was equipped with various volumes, reference books, and periodicals. Its goal is to meet the needs of scholars, as well as to stimulate and develop the cultural movement. The National Library also includes the Baakleen National Library Friends Association, which consists of individuals concerned with public affairs, supporting the library financially and morally. The Baakleen National Library inherited black and white photographs from the Jumblatt family but only fewer than 200 remain at the library.

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Name: Hussein el Dahouk Email: Address: Baakleen, Shouf, Lebanon Tel: +961 5 304 050 Website:

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