ndo-Pak subcontinenta_ particulary from the Timurids period has
been called the land of libraries, museums, languages, beliefs, customs,
and strange and wonderful land. Existence of large and rich libraries throughout India, such as in Heydarabad (A.P.) which include numerous Persian and Arabic manuscripts, has adorned the city and attracted the
domestic and foreign researchers to this historic city.
Libraries like Asefiyeh, Salar-Jang, Nizam Library of Heydarabad,
Edar-e Adabiyat-e Urdu (Center of National Documents Archives) and
finally the Central library of the Osmania University are what is
introduced through this article.
Esteblisbment of the Osmania University Library goes back to 1919, a
small building on Abid Road, but the main building of the library was
inaugurated by Indian president Radha Krishno in August 13, 1962.
The library includes manuscripts, books, text books, reference books, periodicals, dissertations, films, microfilms and microfiche which their

numbers are mentioned in the article separately.
The most important department of the library is the manuscripts
section, which in this article therE_ are references to some of