Reference Collection

With more than 1,400 items, the reference collection is the library’s second largest compilation after the general collection. It includes single and multi-volume works that have been collected by the Institute of Ismaili Studies and the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (Aga Khaninfo-icon University).

The reference collection of the Joint ISMC-IIS Library can be accessed from the ground floor and comprises the following materials:

  • Almanacs and Yearbooks 
  • Anthologies

  • Atlases

  • Bibliographies

  • Collection catalogues

  • Dictionaries

  • Encyclopaedias

  • Exhibition catalogues

  • Glossaries

  • Hadithinfo-icon collections

  • Manuscript catalogues

  • Museum catalogues

  • Pictorial works

  • Qur’ans

  • Reference grammars

  • Tafsirs

If you would like to view a list of all titles currently included in this collection, please follow the catalogue link to our Reference Collection