The 70,000 s.f. library serves a projected enrollment of 4,000 students and accommodates a collection of over 250,000 volumes. Additionally the library provides 480 study spaces, periodical and audiovisual collections, lounge areas, offices, classrooms, electronic access at each seat, and four levels of compact shelving.
The interior architecture was developed to optimize natural light, local materials and user needs.
The low e-glass, the automatic interior shades, provide passive strategies to protect the reading rooms, facing a northern exposure, from indirect glare.
The Nassar Library for the Lebanese American University was finished in Summer 2006. The opening ceremony took place on November 11, 2006.
The architect of record is SKP Architects and Planners.