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NINO library

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


Due to the international coronavirus situation, the NINO library has had to adjust its services


Please find an up-to-date overview of the current range of Leiden University Libraries' services on the webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation


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 within the NINO library only. However, printing and scanning is possible.

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