Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Library

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Library



Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Library
Marston Road









Library Staff

Fellow Librarian:

Talal Al-Azem, DPhil


Dinah Manisty, PhD

Assistant Librarian:

Julia Wagner, MA

Senior Library Assistant:

Dalia Abdelwahed, BSc

Library Assistant:

Nouri Mohamed, PhD

Opening Hours

Note that opening hours may sometimes change at short notice. If travelling to visit a library you are advised to check with the library to confirm details.

Term time:

Mon-Thur 9.00-19.00, Fri 9.00-17.00, (usually week 1-8, exceptions will be posted separately) , , Saturday and Sunday: closed


Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00. , , Saturday and Sunday: closed, ,


Christmas closure 2019: we are closed on Monday 23 December - Thursday 2 January 2020. , Closed on Bank Holidays only outside of Full Term and for the Christmas and New Year period. Open for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.,


The Library offers:, , Photocopying, printing and scanning facilities, , , Wireless internet (Eduroam + in-house WiFi),, , Lockers for personal belongings, , , Common room for readers' use,, , Water fountain., , Please note that the Library is reference-only, and that books may not be borrowed. Please make sure to leave bags in the lockers provided and consume food and drink in the reader common room. Please note that smoking is only permitted in designated areas.,

Admission and Borrowing Policies

Note that by necessity these policies are much simplified and provided for initial guidance only. Please check with the library for full details.

OU undergraduate students:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: None none.

OU postgraduate students:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: None none.

OU academic and research staff:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: None none.


Admissions: Some some. Borrowing: None none.

In general, access to the Library is restricted to holders of a Bodleian Library Card for legitimate purposes of study. If from outside Oxford, a person must provide a letter of introduction from a tutor or an institution. For further information, email: librarian@oxcis.ac.uk

Subjects Covered

Classical Islamic Sciences (especially Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Kalam, and Sufism); Modern Islamic Studies including Modern Eastern and Asian Muslim Societies, Muslims in the West, and Modern Muslim Thinkers. All our books are searchable on SOLO.

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