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Research Environment

Library and archival resources

Faculty library

The Faculty library contains around 70,000 monograph volumes and around 180 current journals. It is primarily an English and European language collection for teaching, but it also contains numerous publications in the various Asian and Middle Eastern languages taught in the Faculty.


Cambridge University Library

The University Library is a legal deposit (copyright) library and has one of the largest open access collections in Europe. Acquisitions specialists complement the collection with selected purchases of overseas and foreign-language material including electronic resources. The UL also houses several major collections in all the ancient and modern Asian languages taught in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

College libraries

College libraries are mainly teaching libraries. However, especially the libraries of the old Colleges often have impressive collections of books and manuscripts.


Faculty research groups


Affiliated institutions and research groups