- The primary goal of this Islamic Library is to digitalize Islamic books. In this
process we have accumulated and continue to collect a large selection of Islamic
books that are either scanned or will be scanned soon.
- For this reason we are requesting Muslims throughout the world to co-operate and
be a part of this great cause by donating their Islamic books or library to Islamic Library.
- If you have a single Islamic book or a small or large Islamic library that you would
like to donate us, we will be very happy to accept them and provide a safe house
for these paper books.
- We will also scan those books that are not listed on this site and display them.
- The books that you have can be a great source of information and education to humans
all around the world. Please don’t waste them.
- Our goal is to protect and properly Index all the books (we are receiving) on our
virtual Library (website) and our physical Library. InshaAllah we intend to open
doors in the future for public to come and review and research these physical books.
- In the future we intend to donate the extra copies of books we have accumulated
to other Islamic libraries, Islamic Institutions, Museums and Islamic centers throughout
- Books are the only form of donations we accept and consider this a charity.
- If you are a Publisher or an Institution (religious or academic) that would like
to donate your books please contact us.
- We request that you do not let the treasure of books you posses be wasted and thrown
away. Give them to us and we will treasure them and take care of these books. We
will bring these books in front of humanity for guidance.
- Presently we are accepting books at two physical locations (Data Collection and
Soon we will be accepting books at two more physical locations
- San Francisco Bay area, California, USA
- Defense Housing Society, Karachi, Pakistan
- Dubai, UAE
- New York City, New York, USA
- If you would like to donate your Islamic books or Islamic library, please contact us for further details by sending an email though the “Contact Us” page of this website.
- If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
- Please join us in this good cause.
Team of Islamic Library can also assist in the Conservation (Book Restoration)
of Islamic Books.
A certified Lab performs physical and chemical treatments on the rare and special
collections in order to ensure the long-term survival of these rare books and access
for current and future generations. Contact us for further details.
Preserving Personal Books and Papers
The key to extending the life of your books and papers is not necessarily in repairing
them, but in preventing damage from occurring. More than anything else, preservation
involves control of storage conditions, plus regularly checking through your collections
to make sure no harmful situations have arisen (such as mold or insect infestations).
If proper conditions are maintained, books and papers may last several times as
long as they would have otherwise
Storage Conditions to Avoid
High humidity. Paper-based materials survive best in low or moderate relative humidity
(RH). It also helps to keep the humidity as stable as possible. The AMNH Library
keeps its books and documents at about 40-45% RH, but this may not be easy to achieve
for a private collection. It is important to try to keep the RH below 65%, as after
even a few days of humidity this high in a warm room (70 degrees Fahrenheit or above),
mold may develop. Warm, humid conditions also encourage insect infestations. Books
and papers should not be stored against outside walls, on damp floors, or anywhere
they might be exposed to water. Basements and garages are usually not safe storage
places for these materials.
Heat. High temperatures can be very harmful to paper, as they hasten its chemical
deterioration. Generally speaking, the rate of this deterioration theoretically
doubles for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit rise in temperature. The temperature in
non-air-conditioned attics and garages in the summer months may well be high enough
to damage books and papers.
Light. All light (especially sunlight and fluorescent light) is damaging to books
and paper; it causes fading and contributes to some chemical deterioration. Typical
results of light damage include fading, browning or other discoloration of pictures
and documents hung on walls, and fading of book spines. Some materials are more
sensitive than others, and will change noticeably in a short time if kept in bright
Materials to Avoid
Rubber cement. This turns brown after a few years, and stains the paper; as the
adhesive ages, it also loses its ability to hold things together.
Adhesive tapes. Any self-adhesive tape, such as "Magic Mending" tape or drafting
tape may cause serious problems over time. For instance, mended paper which is weak
may break along the edge of the tape used to repair a tear. The adhesives used can
sink into the paper, staining it, and blurring some writing inks.
Rubber bands. These turn sticky, then hard. They will eventually break or worse,
stick to whatever they are in contact with.
Paper clips. These make dents in paper, and can tear it when removed. They also
Vinyl. This type of plastic is chemically unstable, and should be avoided when choosing
notebooks, scrapbooks, and photograph albums. Inert plastics such as polyester (Mylar
D, or Melinex 516), Polypropylene, and polyethylene are much safer to use.
Take steps to protect your materials from damage by fire, water, high temperatures
and humidity, light, dust and soot, insects and rodents.
Use "archival quality" (acid-free, alkaline buffered, or inert) boxes, envelopes,
file folders, plastic page protectors, etc. to store your documents. (See list of
suppliers.) Keep acidic papers such as newsprint away from other materials.
Handle fragile materials carefully. Do not allow books on shelves to lean; once
they become warped it is often impossible to return them to their original shape.
Do not use books as coasters, doorstops, tables, or flower presses.