The library of the OIB is a research and reference library. It provides a collection of books, journals and newspapers that comprises more than 140.000 volumes. The collection includes Arabic text editions as well as scholarly literature related to Near and Middle Eastern studies in Arabic and many Western languages. The historical reading room offers reference works for scholarly purposes and is equipped with electric outlets for laptop computers and with wireless internet access for registered users. The library serves as well as a social space for public events organized by the OIB. Additionally some computers are available to visitors for scholarly purposes.
Regular opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Circulation desk phone number: +961 (0)1 359235