The Ibn Rushd Centre of Excellence has a library equipped with latest scholarly works on Islamic studies, academic journals, and much more. The books comprise mostly of Arabic and English sources. The library is not only open to all academics, scholars, and students, but also to the general public with unrestricted access to books. The library is a perpetual project and grows year on year. The Centre aims to expand its library to be the largest collections of its kind in Europe. We are also working on developing an E-Resources collection to make material more accessible.
Most of the books are specialist works and texts of disciplines within Islamic Studies, with a particular focus on texts that are relevant and unique to assist in the advanced study Islamic theology, law, and history.
The collections cover a vast majority of the fields of Islamic disciplines, including:
– Quranic studies, Tafsir, Hadith studies, Islamic Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Theology, Sufism, and Islamic History both in English and Arabic.
There is no membership requirement to use the library. The library is reference-use only and has no facilities to loan materials. There will be a dedicated section for children in an aim to help promote reading and literacy. There is no charge for using any library facilities with the exception of printing and photocopying facilities.