​Current students and staff of the Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) and the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS)​​, and staff from the Aga Khan Development Network​ (AKDN) working at the Aga Khan Centre can start using the Aga Khan Library by completing this form.​ ​​

External users should refer to the information in Membership​.

For further information, please contact us at: library-services@iis.ac.uk​.

Borrowing Privileg​es​ ​​

​​​Faculty ​​​​

15 items (max. 5 CDs or DVDs) ​

​Students ​

​15 items (max. 5 CDs or DVDs) ​

​Staff (AKU-ISMC and IIS)

​15 items (max. 5 CDs or DVDs)​

​AKDN and AKF staff

​15 items (max. 5 CDs or DVDs)

Please note that external visitors cannot borrow items, but can consult material in the library. 

​​Loan P​erio​​ds  ​​


​3 w​eeks (renewable)

​CDs ​and DVDs​

​1 week (​renewable)

​​Course Readi​ngs ​

Course readings can be borrowed by AKU-ISMC and IIS students and faculty only.​

  • Books with green stickers can be borrowed for 3 days 

  • Books with red stickers can be borrowed from 5:30 pm and have to be returned by 10:30 am on the next working day

  • Reference items in the Course Readings Collection cannot be issued

  • Course readings cannot be renewed to ensure fair circulation amongst students

  • A maximum of 1 red and 2 green course readings can be borrowed at a time​

​GPISH and STEP Long Loans​

Issued to students of these courses for up to 6 months. Other library members can issue these items for​ 3 weeks unless they are in high demand by IIS students​​

​Ref​erence Items​

​Reference items cannot be issued​​

​Overdue Fi​​nes ​​ ​​

​​​Standard (3 weeks) and Long ​Loans (6 months)​​

​£0.25 per day​

​Short Loans (3-day loans or 1-week loans)

​£0.75 per day

​Overnig​​ht Loans

£0.25 per h​our​