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NINO library

The NINO library is specialised in Egyptology, Assyriology and archaeology of the old Near East.


Due to the coronavirus situation in the Netherlands, the NINO library is closed.


Please consult Leiden University Libraries webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation, for up-to-date information on the current online library services and borrowing options. 


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

NINO Library collections

The collection consists of 43.000 titels on Egyptology, Assyriology and archaeology of the Near East. The library holds special collections on travel literature and country descriptions, as well as the legacies of G.H. de Knegt (Egyptian art), R. Hoogland (Islamic art and architecture), D. van der Meulen (travel literature), and the Rudolph Said-Ruete/Seyyidah Salme collection (Near and Middle East).

The collection is for in-house use within the NINO library only.

Study places

The library offers 65 study places without computer.

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