Since 1979, the Library has been developing and preserving a unique collection of over 30,000 items; including books, manuscripts, sound recordings and films representative of Islamic traditions and heritage.
The Library’s manuscript collections of both Ismaili and non-Ismaili literature, in languages such as Arabic, Persian and Gujarati, constitute a unique resource. In a relatively short time the Library has grown into a leading centre and repository for rare and significant resources illustrative of all facets of Ismaili thought and tradition.
Library Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
9:30 - 18:30
For further enquiries contact the Library at
+44 (0) 20 7756 2714
The Institute has a general collection of printed materials mostly on Islamic studies. More
The Library collects photographs and images as well as film, video and sound recordings. More
The Institute's Library has an important and significant collection of Islamic manuscripts. More
The Gallery contains virtual exhibitions on Library materials and connected themes. More
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