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The Special Collections at LAU serves as a repository for collections relating to Lebanese social, cultural and intellectual life.


Its mission is to acquire, preserve and provide access to a wide range of primary research material in their original formats.


The Special Collections are primarily devoted to:

  1. Supporting the curricular and research needs of the faculty and students of LAU through archiving different types of material: rare books, journals, newspapers, photographs, yearbooks, annuals, manuscripts, maps, archives, ephemeral material, audio-visual materiel, special collections and a variety of other original material.
  2. Extending access to the collections by making them available for public access.

Access and use

Special collections material is accessible primary online: http://contentdm.lau.edu.lb/.

Non-digitized special collections holdings do not circulate because of the rarity or value of the items and are maintained in closed stacks. To consult the original copies users can visit the Riyad Nassar Library (Floor 11) upon appointment with the responsible librarian (Monday- Friday 09:00-16:00).


Read the special collections guidelines.


View the copyright statement.

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