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Library contact details

  • Website: http://www.aqlibrary.org
  • E-mail:
  • Phone: +985112216555
  • Fax: +985112220845
  • Address: Holy Shrine - Bast Sheikh Toosi, Iran, Mashhad
Opening Hours:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
07:00 - 22:00 07:00 - 22:00 07:00 - 22:00 07:00 - 22:00 07:00 - 14:00 07:00 - 22:00 07:00 - 22:00

Library information


The organization of libraries , museums and the documentation center of Astan- Quds -Razavi is considered as one of the most important treasures of the recorded knowledge of Iran and the world of Islam. There is no information about the exact date of the establishment of the library of Asta- Quds - Razvi . Some consider the endowment date (974 AD) of the oldest Quran to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) by a person called Ali Ibn Simjour , as the year of establishment date of the library of Asta- Quds - Razvi (or recitation place of Quran). It can also be assumed from some extant documents concerning the endowments that the library was open to the public and used by them in 1457 AD . From about 1737 AD a special place was allocated to the library but a serious attention was paid to it in the early period of 20th century . However an increasing inclination of using the library by the researches and scholars , prompted a faster development and growth to the library . Although the location of the library has been changed many times over years but it has always been remained in the vicinity of the Holy Shrine.

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