The Taha Jabir Al-Alwani and the Ismail al Faruqi Libraries of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) provide students and faculty with a rich resource of over 100,000 volumes focused primarily around Islamic Studies, Comparative Religion, Islamic History, Arabic Language, and Social Sciences. The reference collection includes electronically-stored collections of Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Hadith, Islamic History, Quran, Tafsir and the Encyclopedia of Islam, as well as biographies, and encyclopedias.
Both libraries use the Library of Congress system of cataloging and database search and have the capacity to conduct searches for volumes in English and in Arabic transliteration using the Library of Congress Arabic Romanization Table. The Libraries are designed for research use at the graduate and post-graduate level. Library patrons visiting the Libraries can use the new cataloging system, which will search more than 1,000 library databases to locate a book in North America.