Assabil, Friends of Public Libraries

Assabil, the Friends of Public Libraries, is a Lebanese NGO founded in 1997 to establish and support public libraries in Lebanon, free and open to everyone.

We believe that public libraries play an important role in the development of individuals and societies. Free and unlimited access to information is an essential prerequisite for the development of a well-informed citizenry and democratic society. Public libraries are also important public spaces: places where everyone is welcome and where people from different socioeconomic, religious, and political backgrounds can meet one another and exchange ideas. 

Organisation Type: 
Host Institution
Contact Person: 
Doris Summer
Mohamad el Hout St. Naoura Bdg, Ras Nabaa Beirut – Lebanon