The second phase of work, still pending, includes repairs to the library grounds.
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The culmination of a 95-year endeavor to build a National Library in Lebanon, long delayed by conflict and numerous administrative challenges, is finally bearing fruit as the final phase of the project begins.But the slow process of establishing the National Library began nearly a century ago, in 1921 .A decade later, after the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education was given authority to run the National Library, it was assigned a new location in Sin al-Fil.In 1999, the culture minister drew up an ambitious project to rehabilitate the National Library. The aim was to properly store the collections and keep them safe, to restore old documents, replace missing volumes and add new works, and to train a team of archivists and librarians to be responsible for the National Library.In 2010, Qatar financed an architectural project to further develop the National Library in Sanayeh with a plan to open the doors to the public by 2014 .If all goes well, the National Library should soon be able to open to the public so that all can peruse the literary history of Lebanon.
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