Australian National Islamic Library (ANIL) - Public Library

The Australian National Islamic Library's catalog is available through this following link: [link opens a separate window]

The aim of the ANIL is to provide access to resources on Islam to raise awareness and access amongst Muslims and the wider community and to support academic research. In so doing it will promote a balanced view of the faith and its people by making these resources available. As well as providing an in depth collection on Islam the collection also covers comparative religion, and the history and politics of Islamic nations. 

ANIL currently holds in excess of 30,000 books in many languages including English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Malay, Urdu and Hindi. It is affiliated with the Australian National Library as one of its specialised lending libraries and English language resources can be searched through Libraries Australia or the National Library's Trove catalogue.

ANIL is a reference library with some limited loan facility. The opening hours are Monday and Friday 12am to 2pm, and other times by appointment.

The Canberra Islamic Centre is working to reinstate the tax deductibility provision for donations made to the Library and expect to have this back in place shortly.