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Near East Collection, Yale University Library: Middle East and Islamic Studies Reading Room

Research guide for Islamic and Middle East Studies, and Arabic, Persian, and Turkish languages and literatures.

Reference collection

A reception was held on Monday, 27 January, to celebrate the "soft launch" of the new Middle East & Islamic Studies Reading Room!

The Middle East and Islamic Studies Reading Room is currently located in SML 333 (third floor of the Sterling Memorial Library). It contains a selection of reference works written in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, English, French, and German, including bibliographies, dictionaries, and encyclopedias covering topics ranging from history to literature to religion and more. A computer workstation is available for searching the library catalogs and the Internet. The room is open during regular SML hours. In addition, the room is often used by faculty in the Department of Near East Languages and Civilizations for seminars.

PLEASE NOTE: the contents of SML 508 were moved to SML 333 over the winter break! Please be patient while library staff finalize labeling and arrangement of the materials in the new room.


The old reading room, SML 508. The collection has been moved to SML 333.


Librarian for Middle East Studies

Robin Dougherty
Sterling Memorial Library Room 333A
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