UNC is developing its Middle East collections in collaboration with Duke University with UNC having the major responsibility for developing the collection of Persian studies materials. The Center is thankful to have significant local support for enhancing the Persian collection, including the Pars Endowment for Persian Study, the Jarrahi Family Library Fund for Persian Studies, and the Ferdowsi Tusi Millennium Endowment.
Part of the UNC University Libraries site, the Middle East Studies Guide provides links to collections of films, music, art, books and journals, and maps and data for Middle East studies. It also includes information about library support for scholarly communication and digital repository services, as well as funding opportunities. The Library encourages all faculty to use the guide for research, and to link it to Sakai course pages for instruction.