Library of the
International Centre for Dialogue among Civilizations was launched in 1999
aiming to collect, preserve and provide information through recently
published books covering a wide variety of Human Sciences including
Philosophy, Mysticism, Logics, Theology, Sociology, Psychology, Arts, Law,
Political Sciences, International Relations, History, Literature, and most
importantly, books on the relevant subjects to Dialogue among
The specialized ICDAC
Library is a division of Information Providing System of the Centre,
operating under the direct supervising of the Centre’s president and
utilizing the LC Classification System.
Currently the ICDAC
Library includes 32000 titles in 40000 volumes, in languages including
Persian, Arabic, English, French and German. Attempts have been made to
purchase and add books of other languages to the present collection.
Order process is based
on the needs and requirements of all scientific groups as of books,
periodical publications, and other information resources including films,
tapes and CDs. The library provides and sends catalogs to the Groups, and
starts the order process according to the selected items.
Orders are made through locally accredited certified agents. In special occasions, the Centre directly makes the purchase.
After the selection of
required titles by the research and scientific groups of the Centre,
subscriptions are made to both local and foreign periodicals. Presently
the periodicals subscribed by the Centre include 100 local and 200 foreign
The book collection of
ICDAC Library is open to all experts and researchers. In the Resource
section as in all sections, globally accredited resources such as
encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuscripts, book reviews and biographies are
collected with regard to the needs of the Centre’s scientific groups.
The archive of the
Library stores audio-visual tapes of all Centre’s activities including
lectures, classes, exhibitions, conferences and seminars.