ISSA maintains an extensive collection of books, tapes, and CDs, in various disciplines of Islamic studies. Most books are in English. It also includes a collection for children, Arabic books, as well as magazines and journals, such as AlJumuah, The Message, The Fountain, and Al-Bayan, among others. ISSA started organizing books and other items in the library of the Masjid in late 2004. Most books, tapes and CDs that are currently in the library were purchased after this time. All items are catalogued in a master listing. A simple numbering scheme is used to identify each item. If you live in the Seacoast Area of New Hampshire or Southern Maine, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an abridged listing of the ISSA library contents.
(as published in January 2005)
Respected community members are encouraged to use library items primarily inside the Masjid. If you need to take any item out, please follow the simple rules below:
Fill in the form provided on the bookcase with the item name, date taken, and your contact info.
Write the ID number from the tag label, which can be found on the inside of the back cover of the book or above the item's title.
Most books, tapes, and CD's, are identified by an ISSA label as well as a tag label. If there is no label, please fill in the item's identifier information.
Books shall be returned within two weeks. Tapes and CD's may be borrowed for one week. Mark the date the item was returned, or fill another line for renewal.
There is currently only one copy for most of the items. Please return promptly to allow other users to benefit from the library.
It is our desire for this small library to grow and be of benefit to the community insha'Allah. If you would like to donate useful items (used or new) or suggest new items to buy, please let us know. Jazakum Allah khair.