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Name of Library: Islamic Foundation Library

Address: Markfield Conference Centre, Ratby Lane, Markfield, Leics.

LE67 95Y

Town: Leicester

Telephone: 01530 249301

Fax: 01530 244 946

E-mail: librarian@islamic-foundation.org.uk

Website: http://www.iflibrary.org.uk

Alternative names

Markfield Institute of Higher Education


Humeyra Ceylan Izhar

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

Open to general public as reference only. External membership is available to use borrowing facilities.

Terms of access

Just walk in.

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 9.30-18.30 Sat:11.00-15.00 Sun and Bank Holidays: Closed

Disabled access

Access for wheelchair is not very convenient


There is no lending for non members.



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



audio-videos; colour slides

Volumes added per year

app 700


Islamic studies, Islamic banking and finance, Islamic economics, Interfaith studies, Chaplaincy, Other religions

Special Collections

Islamic World Reviews (Monthly); The Weekly Crescent Periodical (1889-1908) Liverpool

Muslim Institute, ed. A. Quilliam; Reprints of early Arabic manuscripts.

Research resource

The Library has a good collection of material on Muslims in Britain and Muslims in Europe. It

has a rich collection of journal titles and newsletters on Muslims and the Islamic World.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue


Other facilities

OPAC, Computer and printing facilities, Internet Access, Photocopying, Quiet study area

Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff 4

Voluntary Staff 2

Future plans

The number of staff and the stock will change.


The Library is open to everybody and organizes regular lectures for external users to come and enjoy the library facilities. The lectures are very popular in Markfield and neighboring villages.

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