Al Manhal: Language & Literature and Classical Literature

Logo Al ManhalWe have licensed two new e-book collection from the provider Al Manhal. The collections contain over 2,600 e-books, mostly in Arabic.

The larger of the two collections is Language & Literature and it contains 2,522 e-books. The second collection is Classical Literature with 150 e-books. Both collections are available to our users permanently and as a national license.


The circle of users includes selected universities, libraries and research institutions focusing on the topics of the Middle East. As a member of one of these institutions, you get direct access without a special login. If you are accessing from outside of your campus, you should inquire for further options (eg via virtual private network).

To the e-book collection.

Individuals who are not a member of one of the selected institutions can contact the FID team. Because scientists with residence in Germany and relevant research interests are also entitled to access.

Help with the use of the platform:

The platform of Al Manhal offers numerous tools for research. Some are only available after registration but not essential.

  • “Browse” → “By Subject” offers you a multi-level thematic subdivision of the collection.
  • All titles are available as full text.
  • Full-text search in Arabic is possible via a virtual keyboard.
  • The download or printing of a title is limited to 40% per session.
  • You can also find information on use in the manual of the platform.