Left: John Esposito, professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. signs his books at Iqra in a 2015 visit as Dr. Noor Ahmed, chair of the library board looks on. Below: Regular class for new Muslims held each Sunday at the library.
Iqra Library was built in 2009 and houses a collection of more than 8,000 items on Islam, including books, CDs and children's books. We are a non-profit entity operating under the umbrella of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis. Our goal is to offer information and knowledge on Islam to the general public; membership is required to check items out. Current membership is $10 per year. Valid and current ID must be provided to become a member, as well as local residency status.
Our current summer hours are: