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NINO library

The NINO library is an academic research library, specialised in the Ancient Near East.

Please visit the NINO website for information regarding current NINO library services.

Visiting address Postal address

Witte Singel 25 / Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BG Leiden


+31 71 5272039


E-mail or Ask a librarian

NINO Library
P.O. Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden

Study places

The library offers 65 study places without computer, and two workplaces with computer.

NINO Collections

The collection consists of 44.000 titels on Egyptology, Assyriology and archaeology of the Near East. The library also holds a number of special collections:

  • Egyptian Art (Collection G.H. de Knegt)
  • Islamic Art and Architecture (Collection R. Hoogland)
  • Travel literature and country descriptions (Collection D. van der Meulen)
  • Near and Middle East (Collection rudolph Said-Ruete/Seyyidah Salme

The collection is for in-house use only. Because of current coronavirus regulations and library access issues, exceptions will at times be made, on request.

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