AKL Digital Collections - About
The Aga Khan Library, London, a world-class resource for Islamic studies, houses an invaluable collection of rare books, manuscripts, and artefacts produced in different regions of the Muslim realm, part of which we present in digital format for the first time. The Aga Khan Library has digitised its extensive special collections to offer a wide range of research materials on the history, politics, customs, and beliefs that have shaped the contemporary global Muslim community. 
The collection of rare materials at the Aga Khan Library includes hundreds of items. It comprises manuscripts, artworks, out-of-print publications, photographs, and maps produced in different periods and areas of the Muslim world. In addition to these materials, the Aga Khan Library has become the proud custodian of several research collections and personal archives donated by acclaimed scholars in the field of Islamic studies.
The Digital Collections platform is a significant milestone in the services of the Aga Khan Library to promote scholarship on Islam, past and present. The platform also supports the Aga Khan Library in its essential role as a facilitator of teaching and research at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, and the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, its parent institutions. 

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