- 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 the world.
- 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 processing Centers);
- San Francisco Bay area, California, USA
- Defense Housing Society, Karachi, Pakistan
Soon we will be accepting books at two more physical locations
- 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 light.
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 rust.
- 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.
AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS
- If you are an Author, Retailer or Publisher of Islamic books you can use this site to display your books.
- Publishers with out of print titles (books) can send us their out of print books and we will showcase these books on this site, this will keep your published books alive.
- Publishers with books that are in print can also contact us and we will consider purchasing rights to display their books.
- This is a completely free site, operated by a Not For Profit organization and we get absolutely no financial benefit or profits from this site. The only benefit is to humanity and an effort to help others.
- If a Publisher or an Author has any objection to a book on this site, should contact us and we will remove the book from the site. Our intentions are not to infringe any copyright material.
- Authors who have copies of their book that is out of print should also contact us for displaying their books on our site
- Only peaceful Islamic books are accepted for display.
- For further question please contact by sending an email through the “Contact Us” page on this site.
- Please help us in this good cause.