The library boasts a growing collection of print books and provides access to an array of literature through eBooks, eJournals and eDatabases. The primary objective of the collection development is to provide relevant and authentic scholarly literature. The literature covers many subjects, such as anthropology, culture, economics, regional and international history, philosophy, politics, communications, and social development.  Here are the links to access library resources:

Online Library Catalogue

SAFARI is the Aga Khan University's integrated online library catalogue, which allows users to browse library collections, locate items and check their availability.

The catalogue can be accessed by clicking the link here.

EBSCO Discovery

EBSCO Discovery Service gives access to all AKU libraries' subscribed resources including print books, online journals, and online databases through one window search. For more information click here.

Online Resources

eHRAF World Cultures
This database provides information o​n specific cultures, ethnic groups, immigrant groups, anthropological, sociological, and cultural topics. For each culture, it contains a var​iety of documents, such as books, articles, monographs, and dissertations. The collection offers a variety of searching and browsing options, including browsing by culture, subject, or documents.

eHRAF Archaeology
It is an award-winning online database with 60,000 pages of information on the prehistory of the world. It is a teaching and research tool that provides access to archaeological materials for comparative studies within and across regions.

News and Events: Northern Kentucky University, Greater Cincinnati Region  

JSTOR is one of the biggest and oldest digital libraries. Started in 1994, it provides full-text articles from over 2,800 journals spanning across humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Subjects covered include economics, history, political science, sociology and anthropology.

Wiley InterScience (Blackwell Journals)
Wiley Online Library is a collection of online literature covering various subjects in the field of humanities and social sciences in addition to life, health, and physical sciences. It provides full-text access to over 4 million articles from 1,600 journals, as well as to over 22,000 eBooks.

Taylor & Francis
Taylor & Francis is one of the world's leading publishers in literature. This database provides (full-text?) access to over 2,700 published journals and 145,000 eBooks, with humanities and social science related literature present.


OARE (Research4life)
OARE provides access to information resources in a wide range of disciplines contributing to our understanding of the natural environment, including environmental toxicology and pollution, ecology, geography, environmental economics, environmental law, conservation policy, environmental engineering, energy and many others. For log-in ID and password contact to library.


ARDI (Research4life)​
ARDI offers access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology. It promotes the integration of developing and least developed countries into the global knowledge economy, reinforcing the knowledge infrastructure and supporting researchers in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges on a local and global level. For log-in ID and password contact to library.


EBSCOhost Academic Collection
This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter and is a strong complement for any ac​ademic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

Financial Times (FT)

FT is a leading international newspaper that is well-known for its world business, politics and economics news, as well as its data visualizations. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news, and services for the global business community.​

The Economist

The Economist is a weekly magazine of news and opinion is generally regarded as one of the world's preeminent journals... It provides wide-ranging coverage of general news and particularly of international and political developments and prospects bearing on the world's economy.

The Diplomat

The Diplomat is the premier international current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region. It provides coverage on geo-political trends throughout the Asia-Pacific, defense and intelligence, environment, human security and development, Arts, social trends and popular.