The Library has grown over the years through a steady programme of new acquisitions, but donations by individuals have been crucial as well. The gift of films, slides and photographs from Mr Amirali Mamdani enriches the Audio-Visuals collection greatly, while the gift of Professor Ali S. Asani from the library of Professor Schimmel of South Asian literature enhances the Reference collection. In addition, the Library seeks and acquires microfilms and photocopies of important texts from libraries and individuals around the world. In its relatively short history, the Library has thus grown into a leading centre and repository for rare and significant resources illustrative of all facets of Ismaili thought and tradition.
Selections of materials from the Library’s collection are showcased in the Gallery.