The Central Library is well stocked with books, journals and related materials and more than 31,000 online research journals.Under the National Digital Library Programme, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) provides access to scientific and scholarly literature through International Network for Scientific Publications (INASP). The University has been linked to this facility from April 2004, providing access to over 11,600 peer-reviewed full text online international academic journals and more than 20,000 abstracts from some of the world’s top publishing houses including Blackwell-Synergy, CABI, EBSCO, Oxford University Press, Mary Ann Leibert, Springerlink, Science Direct and JSTOR. Equipped with bibliographic and other databases, the programme aims to support capacity building in the research sector by strengthening the production, access and dissemination of information and knowledge. The library has also been equipped with all the latest Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) such as computers, multimedia & overhead projectors, digital cameras, photocopier, audio visual collection and high speed internet connectivity to facilitate the faculty/students.
The university of Azad Jammu & Kashmir has dual system of library services apart from the Central Library. Each and every department has its own departmental library. The Central Library includes the following units:
It holds the office with the responsibility of
procuring the reading material in all its fashions/
styles/ formats by utilizing the annually allocated
funds for the said purpose by scrutinizing /
selecting the relevant materials.
For the survival of our cultural heritage
an Archive Section has recently been
established after receipt of the valuable
documents donated by the philanthropists
from different walks of life which has
devolved the worth of Library collection
wonderfully. Necessary concerted efforts
are required to be made further to develop
the same in future.
The Pakistan Scientific & Technological
Information Centre (PASTIC) has
started its services through its sub-centre
established in the Central Library and is
providing research/reference services to
faculty/students through its rich databases.
The Centre of Excellence in Technological
Entrepreneurship Development (CETED)
has also been established by Pakistan Science Foundation.
Two mini resource centres i.e.
are also functioning
under the umbrella of Central Library.
Prof. Dr. Azher Saleem
Phone: +92 5822-920738
Cell:- +92 300-5253098
Muhammad Marjan Chughtai
(Incharge Circulation/ Serial / Archival Section)