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Near and Middle Eastern Department 
Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DR

Yasmin Faghihi (Head of Department) 01223 764739

Hagar Ben-Zion (Departmental Assistant) 01223 331848

Asma Rezaei (Departmental Assistant) 01223 764739

Catherine Ansorge (Departmental Volunteer) 01223 766368


  • Please send enquiries to :
  • Visitors intending to use the Cambridge University Library should consult the Admissions Office web page for guidance in obtaining a Library Readers' card.
  • For those who are unable to visit the Library, the Near and Middle Eastern Department staff are happy to deal with enquiries by telephone, letter or email. However, it is not possible to undertake extensive research on behalf of enquirers.
  • For requests for images of manuscripts please consult the Imaging Services web page for guidance.
  • The Department is not able to provide valuations: for this you should contact a specialist antiquarian bookseller or auction house.