Specialized Library for Philosophy and Rational Sciences
In order to attain its scientific and cultural goals, the
Sadra Islamic Philosophy Institute has founded a specialized library in the
fields of Islamic philosophy, rational sciences, and, particularly, the
Transcendent Philosophy. At the first step, a group was formed in order to
collect Mulla Sadra’s works. So far, it has managed to locate some invaluable
manuscripts in public libraries with treasures of handwritten copies and collect
some of them. However, with the expansion of the activities of the Sadra Islamic
Philosophy Institute in various fields and also in order to satisfy the needs of
wisdom and philosophy enthusiasts, the library has managed to collect some other
books not only in Persian, Arabic, and English, but also in other languages,
such as German, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.
Presently, the library has a vault, a references unit, a
study hall, and a press section. Most of the people visiting the library consist
of university and seminary professors, Ph.D. and MA students conducting their
research projects, particularly, in the field of Mulla Sadra’s Transcendent
Philosophy, and researchers studying and working in the field Islamic
Moreover, another independent specialized library, called
the Library of the History of Wisdom and Philosophy, has been established, which
provides the scientific support for the Center for Compiling a Comprehensive
History of Wisdom and Philosophy, affiliated with the Institute.
This library seeks to attain certain goal in future some
of which are as follows:
1. Equipping the vault and the references section through
expanding its relations with universities, cultural centers, and publishers of
Islamic books in and out of the country.
2. Creating an articles bank on the Internet so that
professors and members of societies can use them.
3. Putting the list of the library’s books on the Internet
so that users can go through the pages of some of the reference books.
4. Creating an appropriate context for research on Islamic
Philosophy and Culture.
5. Establishing a reservoir for scientific-research
journals on Islamic philosophy.
6. Establishing relationships with similar organizations
for scientific interactions.
7. Creating an articles bank and preparing the related
After the establishment of the Center for Compiling a
Comprehensive History of Philosophy and Wisdom in the Institute, and according
to the ratification of the Center's Council, the Institute has begun the
necessary activities to establish another specialized library for the history of
philosophy, civilization, and sciences and is proceeding in this regard at an
Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute (SIPRIn)
Building no. 12, Imam Khomeini Complex,
Resalat Highway, Tehran, Iran.
Tel: 0098 21 8734686-9
Fax: 0098 21 8831817 - 0098 21 8153389