Important Public Notice:

Due to the continuing situation concerning the coronavirus COVID-19, the Aga Khan Library has restricted opening and access for now. These include:

  • Staff and students can use the library in a reduced schedule, from Tuesday to Thursday (10 am – 3 pm)
  • Click and Collect service is available to safe-guard everyone
  • External users cannot access the library for now – we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

In this period, the library will not be able to process new membership requests either. Please check this page for further updates. We thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Aga Khan Library, London

The Aga Khan Library is a shared library between the Institute of Ismaili Studies and the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations – Aga Khan University, to support teaching and research in the Institutes.

The Library is also committed to fostering knowledge of Islam, past and present, and to facilitating access to resources on the history, faith and cultures that comprise the Muslims in general and the Ismaili Shi‘a community, in particular, to external researchers and students.

The Aga Khan Library occupies state-of-the-art facilities that offer a conducive research space supported by an extensive collection of modern works on subjects of interests to the Institutes, in a remarkable variety of Eastern and European languages. The Library is also the proud custodian of several collections of unique resources, precious manuscripts, and rare books, many of them donated by acclaimed scholars in the field of Islamic Studies.

Click here to browse our catalogue.

To enquire about our services, including Inter Library Loan, please email: library-services@iis.ac.uk