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The library of the OIB is a research library. It provides  a collection of books, journals and newspapers that comprises around 130.000 volumes. The collection includes text editions as well as literature related to Middle East studies in Arabic and many western languages. 

The reading room is equipped with electric outlets for laptop computers and with wireless internet access.  Additionally four computers are available to visitors for research purposes.

Regular opening hours:
  Mon-Thu: 09.00–17.00
  Fri: 09.00–16.00




Dear Library Users,

Kindly note that the library will be closed:

by 2:30 pm on Wednesday, 14th November, due to an Public event

full-day on Thursday, 22nd November, due to Independence Day 

        by 2:00 pm on Friday, 23rd November

        by 2:30 pm on Wednesday, 28th November

and full-day on Thursday, 29th and Friday 30th November due to an International conference

The Library Team