The Oman Library’s online collection is a web-based digital collection of the library’s rare books and manuscripts, consisting entirely of subjects related to Middle Eastern Studies.
The topics of the rare collection range from history and culture to works of fiction from the early twentieth century.
The collection includes materials in seven different languages – English, Arabic, French, Farsi, Urdu, Ottoman Turkish, and Turkish – and publications spanning the period from 1700 to 1921.
In addition to rare books, MEI has included a number of its own published works in the digital collection. These Middle East Institute publications span from the 1960s to 2004.