The Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO - Virtual Library (LNCU - VL) stands as the first virtual
library in Lebanon. The virtual library system aims at connecting different centers
into one united library with search, reserve and all sorts of library services that
users normally enjoy at traditional library centers. The LNCU - VL is initiated as a pilot
project in collaboration with a limited number of Lebanese schools and public libraries.
The LNCU - VL will be enlarged gradually to have its online services extended to the Lebanese
population at large. LNCU - VL aims to attract in due time a large number of schools and public
libraries as well as research centers, universities, and municipalities.
The LNCU - VL book borrowing service will be restricted at the outset and will cover book service only.
The LNCU - VL website provides access for users to search and reserve the books of their choice
over the Internet.
The LNCU - VL book borrowing service will start with members of the participating libraries in the LNCU - VL.
The following members, intentionally limited to a minimum count, were chosen to validate the
service parameters and the different processes. The members are listed alphabetically as follows:
- Beirut Public Library
- International College
- Lycee Verdun
LNCU - VL services are currently restricted to the three libraries listed above.
In order for any of the participating libraries to gain access to LNCU - VL and
borrow books, he/she has to obtain a remote access account. This remote
access account consists of a login username and password. It is the
responsibility of participating libraries to create the remote access
accounts for their members. Users should consult their corresponding library
to that end.
Members of non-participating libraries and institutions will not
have access to the book borrow service but will be limited to site browsing,
searching, and basic information retrieval.