About the Book Cave

The Book Cave aims to provide a dedicated space for Islamic learning, where children can build a passion for books and have access to the best resources.

The library was named after the Cave of Hira, where the Holy Prophet received the first revelation: "Read, in the Name of your Lord" (96:1).

We pray that the library becomes a place for inspiration, meditation and learning.

Our hopes

Our main hope is to create a community of readers; children who can open their mind to the endless possibilities that only books can offer. We want to create a safe environment that our children could call their own, a dedicated space for Islamic learning, a place to build a passion for books and to provide resources to children and parents that they might not otherwise have had access to. We hope to have regular and relevant events for each age group in an attempt to engage with them and encourage them to spend their time learning about Islam.

Here are Five Good Reasons to Visit The Book Cave

Opening hours

Please visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date opening hours.

Becoming a member of the library

You can become a member of The Book Cave by filling in a short registration form (available from the librarians), agreeing to the Terms and Conditions, and paying a fee of £5, for membership lasting until March 2022.

Terms and conditions

  1. Books can only be borrowed with a current library membership
  2. Library membership can be gained for £5 per person for jamaat members and £8 for non-members. Membership lasts until March 2022
  3. Members can borrow a maximum of 2 books at a time
  4. Members must only borrow books that are appropriate for their age. The Book Cave team reserve the right to refuse to lend a book if it is inappropriate
  5. Members can borrow resources for up to 2 weeks and can renew the items up to a maximum of two times
  6. Overdue books will incur a charge of 20p per day payable before more books can be borrowed
  7. Readers must endeavour to look after the books. Any damaged or lost books will incur a replacement charge. Library staff will order a replacement book and invoice the member's parent/guardian accordingly
  8. The Book Cave can recall book(s) at any time
  9. The books have been selected by a group of volunteers based on recommendations and reviews. Whilst content has been briefly vetted, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that the book is suitable for their child
  10. No food or drink, except water is permitted in the library
  11. Please report any accidents that occur in the library to the library staff. The Book Cave team are not liable for any accidents in the library
  12. The Book Cave is not responsible for personal articles left/lost in the library
  13. The Book Cave reserves the right to revoke membership if terms and conditions are not adhered to

Ways to donate

  • At the treasurers desk: cash or cheque (payable to KSIMC of Birmingham - please mention it is for The Book Cave)
  • Online: tinyurl.com/BookCaveDonations (be sure to choose The Book Cave as the fund you would like to donate to)