Amman Institute Library

The CBRL Amman Institute library specialises in books and periodicals on archaeology, anthropology, history, and international relations, with specialist sections on the Arabic language, Islamic history, political Islam, gender studies, refugee studies, and media studies. We have over 7,000 books and monographs, some of which are very rare. The collection of the library is fully searchable using the CBRL library catalogue, which can be accessed here.

The CBRL Amman Institute library in Jabal Al-Lweibdeh – Amman

The CBRL Amman Institute library is open from Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information, please email: [email protected]. Enquiries can also be addressed to: [email protected]. 


Study desks and carrels are available for use to registered library users. There are also computers accessible for public use. Free wireless internet is available on site.

Study desks at the CBRL Amman Institute library

The library’s collections include: monographs (English and Arabic), journals (including access through JSTOR on site), rare and reference books, and an off-print collection.

Rare library books in the Amman Institute library.

We have an extensive collection of maps of Jordan, comprising topographical, geological and soil maps, as well as general maps of the Levant.

Digitised versions of our maps are available for consultation on-site, kindly donated by the Aerial Archaeology of Jordan project, affiliated with CBRL.

For more image resources, please see the Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East (APAAME) project, and its associated Flickr archive.