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Archival Use for Middle Eastern Scholarship: Plan Your Visit

This guide aims to provide information for scholars and researchers visiting archives in the Middle East.

Planning on visiting an Archives

Whether you are traveling a long distance to visit the archives or visiting a local one, it is always a good idea to plan ahead for your visit. Here are some good arrangements to consider:

  • Inform the staff regarding date and materials.
  • Research accommodationsfood, and transportation.
  • Review guidelines
  • Internet accessibility 
  • Visiting hours 
  • Entrance fees
  • Ask about material limits
  • Ask about reproduction policies
  • Ask about circulation policies