Middle East Centre (MEC) Library

Middle East Centre (MEC) Library


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MEC LIBRARY SUMMER CLOSURES

PLEASE NOTE: the Library will be closed the following times:

13 AUGUST TO 20 AUGUST

14 SEPTEMBER TO 21 SEPTEMBER

 

MEC LIBRARY wishes everyone a pleasant summer break!

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WELCOME to the MEC Library!

 

The Library was originally established in 1958. It was first housed in a Victorian building until October 2015, when the Library moved to its permanent home in the prestigious Investcorp Building, which was designed by the renowned architect, Zaha Hadid. The Library boasts an architecturally rich and inspiring reading room with amazing ambience and space, all with state-of-the-art reader-centred library facilities. The newly created storage space with electronically operated bays allows for the future collection growth.   

The MEC is a graduate library and has been since its establishment, committed to the provision of high standard services to the research community within the University and the scholars worldwide. The Library has unique and specialised holdings of publications on Humanities and Social Science subjects related to Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab world, covering the period from the late 17th century to the present day. 

The MEC Library collection complements the relevant collections held elsewhere at the University of Oxford, including the Oriental Institute and the central Bodleian Library

Further details of the Library's activities can be found under each item of the main menu on the left. 

REGISTRATION: PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION OF NEW READERS TAKES PLACE ONLY:

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY BETWEEN 2pm-4pm.                                                                                                                                                                             

To register, please email meclibrary@sant.ox.ac.uk to book an appointment.
 

THE MEC LIBRARY BOOK SALE IS NOW ON!

Items from the personal libraries of Margaret Bullard, Erol Canpunar, the Ingrams family, Ivor Lucas, Nils Nordal, Margaret Owen, and Patrick Seale are on sale.
 

FEEL FREE TO COME TO THE MEC LIBRARY AND BROWSE OUR SELECTION OF OVER 800 BOOKS!

New titles are being added regularly and there are quite a few bargains to choose from!

For a complete catalogue of the books available for sale please download the xl file below, which is regularly updated.

fileBOOK SALE LIST_25.xlsx

 

NB prices listed do not include postage and packing, if required. Payment can be made by cheque (UK£ only please), or in cash if collecting from the Library.                                                                                     

If you have any questions on the book sale, please email mecbooksale@gmail.com
 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO OUR LIBRARY SOON!