Services and Facilities

Lending at the Aga Khaninfo-icon Library

All users registered with the Library are entitled to borrow materials. Details on registration and lending privileges are explained in the Rules page. Most users are allowed to take a maximum of 15 items for an initial loan of 3 weeks and renew these materials once for another 3 weeks.

Questions about renewal of items, payment of bills and general circulation issues can be directed to the Circulation Desk.


Interlibrary Loans

Registered members of the library can request this service by sending all the information of the title they are interested in to this email.

The library subscribes to the British Library document supply service and inter-lending scheme. Other libraries willing to request an interlibrary loan should request it on the Interlibrary Loans contact email. At the moment the Aga Khan Library cannot receive payments in the form of IFLA vouchers.


Online Catalogues

The library collections can be browsed through EDS Discovery​​​, and they are​ integrated in COPAC and WorldCat​​​.

Registered members of the Aga Khan Library can follow this link to access their personal accounts and manage their loans, renew items, etc.


Electronic Resources

The Library subscribes to a range of online resources specializing in the Humanities and Social Sciences to support students and scholars' research interests. Online resources are intended to provide 24/7 access to the library collection.

On-site access is automatic for most of the resources the Library subscribes to and requires a computer or mobile device connected to any of the Aga Khan Centre networks​.

Off-site access is available through OCLC authentication and requires a username and password; however, off-site access can only be provided to registered members of the Library.

You can explore the resources individually or by making a simultaneous search in all of them with our Disco​very catalogue​ (EDS)

For queries related to the catalogues or the electronic resources, please contact Pedro Sanchez


Reference at the Aga Khan Library

The Aga Khan Library operates on an informal basis with librarians available to help students, staff and visitors with their queries. The librarians are available at the Reference Desk during opening hours to assist in finding relevant materials for research and teaching, offer help with IT and library technologies, and answer enquiries regarding the library account.

Term & Research Papers Assistance

For in-depth research questions, users can book an appointment with one of the librarians. Please let them know the nature of your enquiry and what you need to research so the librarians can do some preparation beforehand.


Information Literacy

The librarians carry out induction sessions for new staff and students during Orientation Week at the beginning of the academic programme. The Aga Khan Library team also offers refresher sessions for dissertation preparation and during the term time runs in-depth workshops in different topics: citing, referencing and plagiarism, use of electronic resources, advanced information retrieval, etc.

​If you require help with any of the above do not hesitate to contact us on the Reference Desk

Reproduction Services

The Library provides photocopying, scanning and printing facilities. Staff and will be given logins to access these devices. External visitors can use these facilities with a small charge of £0.05 per photocopied page.

The Aga Khan Library is fully compliant with the UK copyright legislation and is a CLA licence holder. For further details, please visit the Copyright Licensing Agency.