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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Arabic-Language Materials at the UIUC Library: Web Resources

An introduction to the University Library's holdings of Arabic-language materials, including current periodicals, reference works, language-learning materials, databases, DVDs, archival collections, and the 55,000-volume general Arabic-language collection

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Among the many projects of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina ("the new library of Alexandria") are a number of digital collections of primary-source Arabic-language material.  These include "Memory of Modern Egypt" (pictured), "Memory of the Arab World," and the Gamal Abdel Nasser Digital Archive,


MENALIB, also known as the Middle East Virtual Library, is hosted by the Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt in Halle (ULB Halle) and supported by a number of other institutions in Germany and the U.S. It endeavors to be a portal and clearinghouse for information and resources pertaining to the entire greater Middle East.

Islamic Medical Manuscripts at the National Library of Medicine

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has created a digital library based on the approximately 300 Arabic and Persian medical manuscripts in its collection.