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Historical alphabetic card catalogue, listing all acquisitions from 1961 to 1995.

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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:

on Wednesday, 20th March

at 2:30 pm on Tuesday 2nd April due to a Public research seminar

at 2:30 pm on Thursday 4th April due to a Public book presentation

The Library Team