Baakleen National Library’s Friends Association
The library over the years
The Association plays a specific and effective role in backing the National Library , it complements
the role of the Culture Ministry . BaakleenIt is a legal and official institution, whose basic
internal regulations have strictly defined its mission , and strictly respects the coordination and
harmony between its management and the Culture Ministry through its direct relation with library’s
Director ( designated by the Ministry ) , who ( the Director ) suggests the plans and projects to
develop the library and secure the adequate conditions and means aiming at allowing it to accomplish
its mission and sallow its visitors to employ the references sources , equipments, of the visitors
and the library’s development as a cultural social and multi means center.
This Cultural project (the National Library ) have been under the tutelage of the Lebanese
government , specifically the Cultural Ministry since 1996, when it was added to the other
ministry’s institution that created an important new opportunity for the Library to realize
objective in rising the level of the general public conscience and to encourage and back up any
creative activity as well as safekeeping the national heritage .
And above all, the planning of the general cultural orientation of the Lebanese state towards
modernizing the cultural policy by ridding it from the crippling bureaucracy .
Why was the Library’s Friends Association Established and by whom is it composed
It is evident that the Culture Ministry , whatever its annual budget and possibilities may be ,
Baakleencan not cope , alone ,with the covering of the Cultural tasks’ expenses more specifically
the Baakleen National Library .
This created the need for such an association and its role as we formerly mentioned . The
association is the legal took officially licensed by the interior Ministry attestation N’ 363 / Hd
of September 30, 1993 .
The Association is composed of the group of Lebanese ladies and gentlemen personalities , well known
in the fields of science society , culture and educations , who dedicated voluntarily a great part
of their time and effort to help the Library’s management in the task of its development and