Australian National Islamic Library

“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

This statement highlights the importance of education and the need to continually seek knowledge throughout one’s life. 

The Australian National Islamic Library (ANIL) at the Canberra Islamic Centre houses an extensive collection of books on Islam in the southern hemisphere. It is a valuable resource to explore the rich history and traditions of Islam.

The collection covers a diverse range of topics such as comparative religion, history and politics of Islamic nations, Islamic history, Hadith, and more. 

ANIL is a member of Libraries Australia and participates in the Australian Inter-library Lending scheme.

The library is open to people of all ages and backgrounds, whether they are new to Islam or an Islamic scholar. The friendly staff can assist with finding and accessing resources, answering questions, and providing advice.