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The NDU Libraries strive to provide quality services by acquiring, organizing, preserving, and providing access to a variety of information resources. The libraries, thereby, support the University’s mission to foster excellence in scholarship and lifelong learning, and to educate students to be future leaders who can exercise reason based upon knowledge.


The NDU Libraries consist of the Mariam and Youssef (Main) Library at the Zouk Mosbeh Campus, the NLC Library at the Barsa Campus, and the Shouf Library at the Deir El-Kamar Campus. The NDU Libraries are also responsible for maintaining and developing the research collections of the Benedict XVI Endowed Chair (BSEC) Library, the Center for Applied Research in Education (CARE) Library, the Institute of Lebanese Thought (ILT) Library, the Lebanese Research Center for Diaspora and Migration Studies (LERC) Library, and the Ramez G. Chagoury FAAD Room for Inspiration--Information--Ideas.

Recognizing that the Library is central to fulfilling the mission of the University, the NDU Libraries keep up-to date with the latest publications relevant to the major programs of study through purchases, subscriptions and an active local and international gifts and exchange program. The Libraries welcome and encourage donations and institutional exchanges that support the University’s academic programs and the scholarly, teaching, and research interests of the NDU community.

The Mariam and Youssef Library provides access to an rich collection of scholarly and general interest materials in print, electronic, audio, visual, cartographic, and other formats, including rare and unique materials housed in the Department of Special Collections. Also housed at the main library are collections for children and young adults, teaching resources for current and prospective schoolteachers, Lebanese Francophonie literature and Marian studies collections, and the music library of the Lebanese Band Association for the Promotion of Music (LeBAM). The Mariam and Youssef Library provides individual and group study space for more than 300 simultaneous users, access to information and technology resources, and a classroom for information literacy instruction.

The NLC Library provides access to a core collection of references, circulating materials, and electronic resources, and, individual and group study space for more than 130 simultaneous users. It also houses a collection for children and young adults, and the University Writing Center.

The Shouf Library provides access to a core collection of references, circulating materials, and electronic resources, in addition to providing space for quiet, individual study.

All NDU Libraries collections are searchable via WebView, the NDU Libraries web-enabled online public access catalog (OPAC), which is available from NDU’s website (

The NDU Libraries are open to all users; however, only NDU faculty, students, staff, and alumni currently have borrowing privileges. NDU Libraries guests and visitors may access and use the library’s resources within the confines of the library only. NDU Libraries materials may be requested and borrowed from any campus library, regardless of where they are housed.

The NDU Libraries are founding members of the Lebanese Academic Library Consortium (LALC) and the Lebanese Inter-library loan and Document delivery services Consortium (LIDS) and an active member of OCLC and WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, “the largest cooperative of resource-sharing libraries in the world.”


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