The Tehran Institute

British Institute of Persian Studies,
T. +98 (21) 2260 1045
M. 0912 114 5686

Mrs Fariba Reyhanpour (Librarian)
M. 0912 259 5679

T. +98 (21) 2260 1937
T. +98 (21) 2261 8663
F. +98 (21) 2260 4901


T. +98 (21) 2261 8665

The Institute’s purpose-built premises in northern Tehran, designed by Reza Khazeni in 1976, is at 1623 Dr Ali Shariati Avenue, Qolhak, Tehran, 19396. The entrance can be found on Dr Shariati Road before the Sadr Bridge and opposite the Bon Bast Elahieh.

The building offers study space, an auditorium and an excellent specialist library on the archaeology, art, history and culture of Iran which is open to students, scholars and Iranian readers. The Institute’s library houses an extensive research collection which now exceeds 40,000 English and Persian language volumes, journals and periodicals in addition to which there is epigraphic material, maps, photographic and fieldwork archives.

The Library is open on Mondays 9:00 – 17:00 and Wednesdays 9:00 – 17:00.

The library catalogue is available online for your reference:

Library Catalogue July 2018

The Institute also offers comfortable and affordable un-catered accommodation on a temporary basis to both visiting students and scholars.  There is also a swimming pool and extensive gardens. The accommodation is only available to  BIPS members; you can join us online.

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