Contact and support at the Nizami Ganjavi Library

Nizami Ganjavi Library vacation loans begin Monday 27 November, with items due back Tuesday 16 January. Current loans due back before 16 January automatically convert to vacation loans in 8th Week. Note that Bodleian Offsite Storage (BOS) items will continue as regular loans. If you have concerns about your BOS loans during the vac, please contact

General enquiries

If you have general enquiries about the library's collections, services or facilities, you can contact us:

+44 (0)1865 278201

You can also follow us on Facebook or via our blog, to keep up to date with the library.

Subject specialists

Keeper of Asian and Middle Eastern Collections

Dr. Gillian Evison
01865 278203

Nizami Ganjavi Subject Librarian: Middle Eastern & Islamic Collections

Lydia Wright
01865 278204 or 01865 277601

Nizami Ganjavi Subject Librarian: Caucasian & Central Asian Collections

Nicholas (Niko) Kontovas
01865 278204 or 01865 287134

Subject specialist: Hebrew and Jewish, Syriac

César Merchán-Hamann

Subject specialist: South Asia

Emma Mathieson

Subject specialist: Tibetan

Charles Manson

Subject specialist: Korean

Minh Chung

Library staff

Senior Library Assistant, Reader Services Supervisor & Disability Liaison Librarian

Lidio Ferrando
01865 278202

Library Assistant

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