Hebrew, both Classical and Modern, and Judaica. Also represented are works on Aramaic, Samaritan and Syriac. Materials on Palestinian archaeology and Jewish history in western languages are to be found in other sections of the Library
History and development
The collection was enhanced in its early days by generous donations. It has been built up over the past 50 years, though in the past decade there has been a decrease in the acquisition of material
Classical and Modern Hebrew literature and the field of Judaica
General arrangement and access regulations
The collection is housed in the main building of the Brotherton Library and is on open access. The collection is classified according to the Library's own classification scheme
Subjects of the Collection
Regions of Asia
Near & Middle East and North Africa.
Languages of material
Aramaic, English, French, Hebrew, Samaritan Aramaic, Syriac.
Archaeology, History, Language, Literature, Religion.
Languages as linguistic focus
Collection Material and Size
Total size of collection
7,500 volumes 300 pamphlets 13 Periodical titles
Size of collection - vernacular
6,000 volumes in Hebrew
Size of collection - western
3,500 in western languages
The collection is being actively developed, and the average intake has fallen.
250 volumes in both Hebrew and western languages
Content date range
1600 to present
Interlibrary loan procedure
Material held on the open shelves is available for interlibrary loan.
There is an established Acquisitions Policy for the Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, which is available upon request.