Library Campaign

The SOAS Library is one of five UK National Research Libraries and one of the world’s most important academic libraries for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Your support can ensure this vital resource is preserved for future students, researchers and scholars from all over the world.

The Library houses over 1.3 million volumes, archives, manuscripts, rare books and special collections. Your support will allow the preservation of vital collections, a digitisation project and will make the library and its treasures of knowledge more accessible to all.

We are home to an internationally important resource of several thousand unpublished manuscripts in over 100 different languages, with significant holdings in Arabic, Persian, Swahili as well as numerous South, South-East and East Asian Languages. You support will make a real difference to the Library's ability to respond to the needs of our students, academics and researchers.

The Library is an information hub at the heart of a global academic community and a key facilitator of world-leading research and teaching. It is a curator of knowledge and culture from around the world.

Your support will ensure that the SOAS Library will continue to be a vital resource, which enables our students, staff and researchers, to initiate positive change in the world.

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