The Faculty Library contains around 70,000 monograph volumes and around 180 current journals. It is primarily an English (and European) language collection but there are many publications in the various Asian & Middle Eastern languages taught in the Faculty. The subject content includes the languages, literature, history, philosophy, art and archaeology of Asia and the Middle East from earliest times to the present.
More recently there has been a growth in the coverage of aspects of the modern world within the same regional scope, especially literature, politics, sociology and economic conditions.
Though the Library is primarily a working collection for students, because of its varied origins, it also contains a great deal of valuable material relevant to research students and to visiting scholars.