MEC Library Acquisitions

MEC Library Acquisitions

The library acquisition is primarily aimed to collect publications relating to research and MPhil taught course in the field of Modern Middle Eastern Studies.  
The library actively purchases books and non-book materials covering:
1- Geographically:  Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab states of the Middle East and North Africa;
2- Subjects: General history of teh region; political history; economy and industrial development; urban policy & development; politics and government; nationalism & political parties; Islamic movements and writings of Islamic thinkers; Gender studies; and Arab Spring.
3- Period: late 18th century to the present day;

Plesae note that the MEC library remit does not include literature, Art and Architecture, Islamic jurisprudence.  These materials are collected by teh follwoing libraries: The Oriental Institute library, Bodleian library, Sackler library, and the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies (OCIS).

Furthermore, the library does not acquire multi copies of a title, only on occasions as and when it arises. The MEC library is a lending library, therefore, acquires a duplicate copy of a relevant title that is held as “ reference material “elsewhere within the Oxford University library services. 

The library is currently buying books in print and it is aiming to expand its acquisition to purchase e-books.