The NDU Libraries consist of the Mariam and Youssef Library at the Zouk Mosbeh Campus, the NLC Library at the Barsa Campus, and the Shouf Library at the Deir El-Kamar Campus. The NDU Libraries are also responsible for developing and maintaining research collections in support of the Benedict XVI Endowed Chair, the Center for Applied Research in Education (CARE), The Institute for Lebanese Thought (ILT), the Lebanese Research Center for Diaspora and Migration Studies (LERC), Marian Studies (MSC), and the Ramez G. Chagoury Faculty of Architecture, Arts and Design (RC-FAAD) Room for Inspiration/Information/Ideas.
Recognizing that the library is central to fulfilling the University mission, the NDU Libraries keep up-to date with the latest publications relevant to the major programs of study through purchases, subscriptions, and an active local and international gifts and exchange program. The NDU Libraries welcome and encourage donations and institutional exchanges that support the University's academic programs and the scholarly, teaching, and research interests of the NDU community.
The NDU Libraries are open to all users, however, only NDU faculty, staff, students, and alumni are currently granted borrowing privileges. NDU Libraries guests and visitors are allowed to access and use library resources within the confines of the library only. Furthermore, NDU Libraries materials may be requested and borrowed from any campus library, regardless of where they are housed.
As a founding member of the Lebanese Academic Library Consortium (LALC) and the Lebanese Inter-library loan and Document delivery services Consortium (LIDS), the NDU Libraries actively collaborate with other Lebanese Libraries for the benefit of all. In addition, as a member of the global library cooperative OCLC, the NDU Libraries are an active participant in OCLC's WorldShare Interlibrary Loan program, which facilitates resource sharing with more than 10,000 libraries in more than 100 countries worldwide. The NDU Libraries are also the only Lebanese library invited to participate in the January 2021 launch of OCLC's Express Digital Delivery program, which aims as connecting "high-performing libraries to form a select group committed to delivering digital resources". More than 1,000 libraries worldwide were selected for this new initiative because they "consistently deliver articles and other digital resources within 18 hours or less”.
In conclusion, the NDU Libraries provide access to a continuously expanding collection of core reference and circulating materials in print, manuscript, electronic, audio, visual, cartographic, and other appropriate formats. All campus libraries also provide facilities for individual and group study, along with appropriate research and instruction support, and access to information and technology resources.
All NDU Libraries' collections are searchable from the library homepage, which is accessible from the quick links section of the NDU website (http://www.ndu.edu.lb).
NDU LIBRARIES MISSION STATEMENT
The NDU Libraries strive to provide quality services by acquiring, organizing, preserving, and providing access to a variety of information resources. The Libraries, thereby, support the University mission to foster excellence in scholarship and lifelong learning, and to educate students to be future leaders who can exercise reason based upon knowledge.