This came about when trying to reduce the size of my time machine backups. Most of the things I wanted to exclude were in /library but in finder it has mysteriously vanished.

So here’s how you get your Library Folder back in Lion’s finder.

Launch Terminal from Spotlight or Launchpad -> Utilities, and enter the following command to show or hide the directory:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

he users Library folder will immediately become visible again. Reverting this back to the standard Lion setting is simple too:
Hide User ~/Library in OS X Lion (default setting)

This returns to the default setting of hiding the user Library directory:

chflags hidden ~/Library

Changes take effect immediately again, and Library becomes invisible to the user.

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