The NIT was founded in 1958 as a subsidiary institute of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), located in Leiden, the Netherlands. Until 2005, it was named Netherlands Historical-Archaeological Institute. Until that same year, the NIT was based at the Palais de Hollande, the Netherlands Consulate-General and former embassy on Istiklal Caddesi. In 2006, the institute moved to its current premises.
The NIT organizes conferences, lectures and workshops, and coordinates the Turkish Studies Program in Istanbul on behalf of the Leiden University. Please visit www.nit-istanbul.org for more detailed information about the institute.
The NIT’s well-equipped scientific library has served several generations of students and researchers and continues to serve the scholarly community in Istanbul.
With its 15,000 books and 9,000 journal volumes, the main subject areas of the library are:
The NIT library is a non-lending library. Photocopy and scanning services are available by taking the copyright law into consideration. Digital cameras can be used.
Please visit www.nit-istanbul.org/library for the library catalogue.