Institute for Middle East Studies

IMES Resource Library

The Resource Library, located in the IMES office suite in the Elliott School, is open to IMES students, faculty and staff as well as K-12 educators in the DC area. The library serves as an easily accessible resource for books, periodicals, and films on the Middle East.

To view our book and film collection, please click here.

To view our film guide for educators, which includes synopses and suggested classroom usages for the films, please click on the image below.

IMES subscribes to the following periodicals:

The Economist
Foreign Affairs
Foreign Policy
Jerusalem Post
Middle East Report
New York Times
Saudi Aramco World
Washington Post

Borrowing Policies

  1. K-12 educators and GW faculty, staff and students are eligible to borrow books, films, and periodicals from the library.
  2. K-12 educators may borrow books and periodicals for three weeks at a time. Films may be borrowed for one week at a time.
  3. GW faculty, staff, and students may borrow books for 48 hours due to the high demand of books currently in use in IMES courses. Periodicals may be borrowed for three weeks at a time. Films may be borrowed for one week at a time.
  4. Materials must be picked up from the IMES office, but in special circumstances may be mailed. Our address is:
    1957 E St., NW
    Suite 512
    Washington, DC 20052
  5. Materials can be returned in person or via insured mail. IMES does not provide postage. It is the borrower's responsibility to return items by the due date.
  6. IMES reserves the right to charge late fees for materials not returned in a timely fashion, as well as a full replacement fee for materials lost.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at or 202.994.7904.

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Contact Us

Phone: 202.994.9249
Fax: 202.994.4055
Twitter: @IMESatGWU

Institute for Middle East Studies
1957 E Street, N.W., Suite 512
Washington, D.C. 20052