Islamic Foundation Library

Last updated 1st June 2012 
Name of library Islamic Foundation Library 
Address Markfield Conference Centre, Ratby Lane, Markfield, Leics. LE67 95Y 
Telephone 01530 249301 
Fax 01530 244 946 
Alternative names Markfield Institute of Higher Education 
Contact & Job Title Humeyra Ceylan Izhar, Librarian 
Purpose & 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 
Lending to other libraries & visitors  There is no lending for non members.
Number of volumes 33,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues 476 
Current Periodicals  85
Other materials audio-videos; colour slides 
Volumes added per year 700 
Coverage 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 Computer 
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
Changes in next five years affecting the above The number of staff and the stock will change. 
Anything else about the library 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.