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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

The Middle East and Islamic Studies Reading Room is 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.


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


Librarian for Middle East Studies

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Robin Dougherty
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Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06520
tel.: 203-432-1373