Assabil Public Library Beirut

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Assabil Public Library – My haven away from chaos

Assabil Public Libraries are found in three different branches around Beirut, but my favorite is nestled in Monnot, next to the Museum of Lebanese Prehistory.

As a school librarian myself, I can’t stress enough the importance of libraries in neighborhoods, because they mirror the society and its needs. Assabil Library is always active with events, whether virtual or real-life ones.

The Monnot branch is full of youth, as it is close to a university, making its collection variable and rich with French, English, and Arabic books on several topics. They even have a section dedicated to children, and they usually host storytellings every Friday for kids to enjoy (FOR FREE!).

I always encourage locals to discover the public spaces they can benefit from, so here I am sharing this public space in an article because we do need them more than ever!

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Details about this spot



St Joseph University Street, Beirut

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00




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