The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

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About NINO library

The NINO library comprises over 50,000 volumes related to Assyriology, Egyptology, ancient Palestine and Islamic art and architecture. The volumes are directly accessible for visitors. As the collection is meant primarily for study purposes, the volumes do not circulate. The library welcomes an average of 9,000 visitors yearly, from both the Netherlands and abroad.

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Opening hours

The NINO library is open to visitors from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 17.00 p.m. The library is located on the second floor.

* The library will be closed:

  • 3 October 2016: “Leidens Ontzet” (1573)
  • 5 December 2016: “Sinterklaas” eve, closure 15.00 hrs
  • 23 December 2016: closure 15.00 hrs
  • 25 December 2016–2 January 2017: Christmas and New Year holidays


Postal address

P.O.Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

T+31 (0)71-527 20 39

See also Staff (contact information).