The Kuwait Library

The Library


The Library holds a substantial collection of materials on a comprehensive range of topics relating to Islam and the Islamic world.  At present most of the library's holdings are in print format, but the Library has also acquired digitised versions of the Bodleian's various collections of Arabic manuscripts. As well as its collection of monographs, the Library maintains a wide variety of scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers for consultation. The primary subject areas covered are: classical Islamic sciences (especially Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Kalam and Sufism); contemporary Islamic studies, Muslims in the West, and modern Muslim thinkers. Several languages are represented, including Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Turkish, English and other European languages.

Opening times

TERM: Open 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday 
OUTSIDE TERM: Open 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday


Lecture: Monday, 15 October 2018 at 5.00 p.m.: 'Systems of religion and morality in the collections of the Royal Asiatic Society' by Mr Edward Weech, Librarian at the Royal Asiatic Society. All welcome, but registration is advised. Please click for more information and registration