The National Lebanese Library was open in 1907 next to Hamra street by the Wali Khalil Pacha, the governor of Beirut in Sanayeh.
In 1959, it became home to the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the Lebanese University.
In 1999, by the decision of the Council of Ministers, the premises were officially allocated to the National Library. Only in 2006, the faculty was relocated and the National Library took possession of the building.
On Tuesday, President Michel Aoun inaugurated the new National Library. Aoun, alongside Prime Minister-designate Saad El Hariri, had toured the Library’s most valuable collections during the opening ceremony.