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  • 1. Library Timing Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thusday Friday Normal Month 8:00 am to 9:00pm 8:00 am to 9:00pm 8:00 am to 9:00pm 8:00 am to 9:00pm 8:00 am to 1:00pm 3:00 pm to 8:00pm Ramadan Month 8:00 am to 6:00pm 8:00 am to 6:00pm 8:00 am to 6:00pm 8:00 am to 6:00pm 8:00 am to 1:00pm Saturday 8:00 am to 9:00pm 8:00 am to 6:00pm LIBRARY SECTIONS AND UNITS There are ten service units/sections of the Library viz. Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, Multimedia and Microfilming / IT, Manuscripts, Oriental, Information Resource Centre (IRC) formerly Reference, Periodical, Serial and U.N. / Reports. Every Section / Unit is under the administrative control of Deputy Chief Librarian. However Internet Lab is supervised by Lab Network Administration. ACQUISITION SECTION This unit is concerned with the selection and purchase of reading material in what so ever from it may be. Books are accessioned in this section. It keeps a complete and up-to-date record of such books and other reading materials. Books are purchased keeping in view the requirements of the University Faculty, the Students and the Research Scholars. Books are generally selected from the local as well as foreign publishers� catalogues, current lists and local book exhibitions/fairs, etc. These catalogues and lists are sent to the Heads of the concerned teaching departments for selection and approval of the reading material of their subjects. They select and approve the reading material for addition to the main library from these lists. After getting their approval, the titles approved are thoroughly checked with the library catalogue to avoid duplication. Special attention is paid to provide text books
  • 2. and research material to the library users. It also acquires rare manuscripts and microfilms, etc. The annual grant of 2011-2012 for the purchase of books including manuscripts and Pakistan Collection is Rs. 10,320,000 only .The acquisition section is very successfully handling all acquisition operations through computer since 1995. In the past all the library material had been procured under the supervision of the library committee. However from the years 2000-2001 the Vice Chancellor has approved the rules for purchase of books, journals and manuscripts for the Punjab University Library. CATALOGUING SECTION After purchasing, accessioning and labeling of the reading material in the Acquisition section, it is sent to the cataloguing section for technical processing. Main responsibility of this section is to classify and catalogue the reading material. The reading material is being classified according to Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. Library of Congress Subject Headings List is used for assigning subject headings. Cataloguing of English books have been converted from manual to computer. Cataloguing Section started its automation in October, 2000 and now most library material which includes Text Books, General Books, Reference Books, Pakistan Collections, Theses, Chinese Collection, United Nations Reports, Govt. reports, and special collections have been feeded. All new books are being computerized. Multilingual Library and Information Management System (MLIMS) has been enabled used to enter data of English and Oriental Languages including Urdu, Persian, Arabic and Punjabi etc. Readers consult the computerized catalogue for up-to-date information instead of manual catalogue. The OPAC terminals have been provided at ground and 1st floor with multilingual searching capabilities. CIRCULATION SECTION The Circulation Section is the backbone of the Library. The library users have been provided with the OPAC terminals at the entrance of the library, where they can search out their required material in any language. Moreover from the year 2007 library has started circulation transactions like check-in and check-out of the books on
  • 3. smart bar-coded cards. This has made the issuance procedure efficient. Issue and Return counters have been separated in a new designed check-in/out counter. Keeping in view the books security issues, library has installed RF based book security system integrated with smart card based entrance with time and management control system. The Circulation Section performs the following functions: 1) Registers new members, issues borrowers cards and renews membership cards. 2) Issue and receipt of reading material, to and from the members only. 3) Collects delay fines for overdue books. 4) Sends reminders for overdue books. 5) Informs the members about the reading material reservation. 6) Settles cases regarding the books lost or damaged by the members. 7) Prepares defaulter lists and sends them to the Heads of the concerned teaching departments to detain their roll numbers till they clear their accounts with the library. 8) Issues the Library Clearance Certificates. 9) Checks incoming and outgoing materials thoroughly. 10) Helps the library users in finding the required material and guides them in the use of library catalogue. 11) Shelves the reading material on the racks that had been returned by the borrowers and taken from the shelves for reading. 12) Keeps statistics of daily transactions. 13) Carries out annual stock taking and finalizes missing lists This unit is functioning on the ground floor, when you enter through the main gate, you will be in the library hall. Circulation counter is in the right corner, at your left is the office of the Deputy Chief Librarian (Circulation). The text books of various subjects, theses and dissertations, collection of books on Pakistan, and old University Calendars have been placed in separate rooms adjacent to the counter. The general books have been shelved on the book racks on the ground floor. The arrangement of general books starts from the left side of the back hall. The books have been arranged according to Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme (000 to 999)
  • 4. A Deputy Chief Librarian is Incharge of this section. The readers may contact him regarding the matters relating to library membership, services, books, fine and clearance. A senior librarian is also available in the circulation hall near the library issue/return counter to solve the readers� problems relating to the circulation section. The new arrivals have been placed in front of the entrance. To provide on line public access catalogue (OPACs) facilities to users twelve terminals have been installed. MULTIMEDIA AND MICROFILMING / I.T. SECTION It is located on the first floor. It has a large number of microfilms and CD-Roms in its collection and read/write facilities of CD's/DVD's to fulfill the information needs of the University teachers, researchers and the students, etc. The subjects covered in the collection of microfilms are mostly related to social sciences and humanities. The microfilms of rare manuscripts in Arabic, Persian and Urdu are also available. There is large number of microfilms of rare newspapers and journals which have been kept to assist the researchers of Pakistan movement, Quaid-i-Azam, Allama Iqbal sand other political and social aspects of Pakistan. Photocopy machines are available to provide photocopies of rare material and preservation. Microfilm reader with printer is also available which facilitates the research scholars/users in the use of microfilm. For the preservation of the library material, a high speed scanner with the facility of microfilm scanning is added in the section. Also the project to convert microfilms into digital media is in process. The digitization facility is also available for large size material. Section has the responsibility of smooth functioning of electronic databases of books and journals in the University provided by the HEC. Another important responsibility is to conduct the trainings about the Turnitin antiplagiarism software. The subscription of this software is provided by HEC and it is used to produce the originality reports of the research work i.e M.Phil/ Ph.D theses and research articles produced in the University.
  • 5. INTERNET LAB UNIT In order to keep pace with technological advancement especially with the boom in Information Technology, an Internet Lab was started in December, 1999. With 65 PC�s which were gradually increased to 150 and extended up to 270. There are about 3000 registered members of Internet Lab and the number is increasing. Printing facility for student is available at Internet Lab. Internet Service Rules 1. Only a member of the Library will be eligible to get the registration. 2. Internet user registration fee will be Rs. 100/-. 3. For getting a printout, Rs. 3/- per page will be charged for black & white printing. (only the net browser printing allowed) 4. Users will be liable to pay for any damage to the system or any other damages. 5. Users are allowed for browsing, surfing and searching. (Chat and messenger are not allowed). 6. Users will be penalized for browsing obnoxious material and for misconduct, by the competent authority and their Internet privilege shall be revoked. REFERENCE SECTION The reference section holds about 13000 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical dictionaries, year books, hand books, almanacs, directories, atlases, gazetteers, indexes, quotation books, bibliographies, accession lists, guides, maps, etc. Its function is to answer the reader�s reference questions and to keep a record of the reference questions asked and answered. The reference questions may range from simple reference question to complex research questions. It provides reference service to fulfill the information needs of the teachers, the students and the researchers. It also answers the questions like who is who, what is what, how and where etc. to save the precious time of the users. This section has developed online resources to facilitate the users. These electronic formats provide numerous contacts/links on general/reference, magazines and serials newspapers, books/online books, web searching and frequently asked questions (FAQ) etc. about every academic discipline. This section is responsible to prepare originality reports through Turnitin anti plagiarism software for M.Phil/Ph.D dissertations and various research articles.
  • 6. The reference material can only be utilized within the library and cannot be borrowed. Since May 2002 the reference section has been converted to a separate reading hall which is fully air-conditioned. MANUSCRIPTS SECTION It was set up on 31st July, 1920 and now it is the largest manuscript collection in Pakistan. It is functioning adjacent to the Oriental Section at the first floor. It has hundreds of years old rare manuscripts. The manuscripts are in the Urdu, Arabic, Persian and local languages. The number of manuscripts in Hindi and Sanskrit is 1871. Up to now, the no. of manuscripts are more than 22000 and the number is growing steadily. Sanskrit and Hindi manuscripts are written on Palm leaves. The manuscripts may be consulted within the premises of the section and ordinarily readers are not provided their photocopies. Only those teachers, students and the researchers who are editing manuscripts may get a photocopy as a very special case with the recommendation and permission of the Chairman of the concerned department provided that the required manuscript is found to be in photocopying condition. ORIENTAL SECTION It is functioning at the first floor, books almost relating to all disciplines are available in Urdu, Persian, Arabic, Punjabi, Pushto, Sindhi, Sanskrit and Hindi languages. The library has very old and rare materials in its collection e.g. first issue of Urdu newspaper Kohinoor, published in Lahore on the 14th January, 1850. There is a dual cataloguing system in the Oriental Section. Beside a multilingual on / off line public access computerized catalogue (OPAC), there is a card catalogue also which has four types of catalogues. It has four types of catalogues i.e. catalogue of Urdu, Arabic, Sanskrit and Persian books. All these have been placed in its reading hall. The catalogue cards have been arranged alphabetically word by word. To find out whether the library has a particular book, or not and where to find it on the shelf, the book may be traced out by consulting the catalogue through its author, title or subject. In case of any difficulty, the librarian on duty can be consulted for guidance. Periodicals in Urdu and other oriental languages are acquired by the Serial Section. When the volumes of journals
  • 7. are completed, these are sent to the Oriental Section in bound volumes. It has personal and special collections consisting of published and unpublished reading material which have a special attraction due to their rarity and usefulness. Cataloguing, classification and all other technical processes regarding oriental languages is performed in Oriental Section. SERIALS / PERIODICALS SECTION Serials section is functioning at the first floor of the Library. It is the source of current and the latest published information which is very useful in research work. It acquires journals of almost all the subjects. Local newspapers in Urdu and English are subscribed. Two International newspapers Khaleej Times and Financial Times are also subscribed. When a volume of a journal or file of a newspaper is completed, it is get binded. The Library has maintained files from 1954 to onward of different national newspapers especially Nawa-i-Waqt and Pakistan Times. Bound volumes of the journals are arranged on racks in classified order and fresh issues are displayed alphabetically by title. Journals and newspapers are not issued, but photocopy of the required article(s) is allowed under the rules. There are 70,000 bound volumes of journals on various disciplines both in foreign and local languages. Research oriented journals both local and foreign are subscribed with the approval of the Heads of University Teaching Departments. The annual budget for subscription of journals is Rs. 3.3 Millions. Detail of Journals / Newspapers Subscribed Journals Foreign Research Journals Local 53 (English) (Urdu) Total 08 13 74 English 74 Donated Journals Urdu Total 106 180 Subscribed Newspapers English Newspaper) 10 (Including one Foreign
  • 8. Urdu Total 08 18 This section publishes a monthly newspaper articles index under the title "Newspaper's index". This newspaper articles index includes important national, international, religious and scientific topics. Table of contents (TOC) service is provided to all departments, when a new foreign research journal is received in the library, the photocopy of its TOC is sent to relevant departments. If the teachers are interested in any article the free photocopy is provided to them. It is very regular Selective dissemination of information (SDI) service. UNITED NATIONS� REPORTS AND GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SECTION Punjab University Library is a depositary Library of U.N. Publications. Under an agreement a nominal annual subscription is paid by the library and in response we receive the publications of U.N.O and its subordinate departments. This section is functioning at the first floor. It has publications of the United Nations, Pre-partition Indian government reports, imperial gazettes of India and Pakistan government reports and Punjab University Result Gazettes. There are about 25,000 United Nations publications and nearly 10,000 Indian and Pakistan government reports. The record of government publications, reports and United Nations� publications is maintained in the acquisition section. After complete accessioning and cataloguing process, these are sent to this Section. The reading material has been arranged in classified order. The United Nations� publications and government reports can be used as reference books within the premises. Library Professional Staff
  • 9. The Punjab University Library (commonly known as the Main or Central Library) is a separate administrative unit of the University of the Punjab. Its Head is designated as Chief Librarian. The Service Unit In-charges are designated as Deputy Chief Librarians who serve with the collaboration of the Senior Librarians, Librarians and other non-professional staff. All the professional and non-professional staff work under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Librarian. The present strength of the professional /non-professional staff is as under:Chief Librarian Ch Muhammad Haneef (Chief Librarian) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). chieflibrarian@pu.edu.pk, ch.haneef@gmail.com. Ph: +924299231126 Depty Chief Librarians Haseeb Ahmed Paracha Deputy Chief Librarian (Circulation) MS in Digital Library (Oslo University), MLIS E-Mail: haseeb.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126 Cell: 0322-4590366
  • 10. Dr. Muhammad Haroon Usmani Deputy Chief Librarian (Oriental) MA/M.Phil/Phd (Urdu), MLIS. E-Mail: haroonusmani.library@pu.edu.pk. Ph: +924299231126 Saif-ur-Rehman Attique Deputy Chief Librarian (UNO) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). E-Mail: saif.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126 Mohummad Asif Khan Deputy Chief Librarian (Serial) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). E-Mail: masiflhr@yahoo.com Ph: +924299231126, Cell:03334210832
  • 11. Muhammad Yaqoob Deputy Chief Librarian (Oriental) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). Ph: +924299231126 Syed Saleem Abbas Zaidi Deputy Chief Librarian (Reference) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). E-Mail: ask.library@pu.edu.pk, shahzadasaleem512@gmail.com Ph: +924299231126 Cell: 0333-4934190 Senior Librarians Mrs Faiqa Mansoor Senior Librarian (Cataloguing)
  • 12. Phd(in Process), MPhil(South Asial Studies), MLIS. faiqa.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126 Shafiq-Ur-Rehman Senior Librarian (Serial) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). shafiq.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126 Cell: 03334669136 Kashif Khurshid Senior Librarian (Multimedia) M.Phil (in progress), M.A Library Sciences. E-Mail: kashif.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126, Cell: 0321-4168640
  • 13. Hamid Ali Senior Librarian (Manuscripts) M.A Library Sciences, M.A Persion. E-Mail: hamid.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126 Librarians Javaid Iqbal Siddiqui Librarian (Acquisition) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). E-mail: javaid.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126 Badar-ul-Haq Librarian (Oriental) M.A Library Sciences. M.A Political Sciences E-Mail: badar.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126
  • 14. Ch Muhammad Razzaq Librarian (Circulation) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). E-Mail: razzaq.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126 Aslam Hayat Librarian (Acquisition) M.A/M.Phil(Islamic Studies), MLIS. E-Mail: aslam.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126 Muhammad Farooq Librarian (Circulation) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). E-Mail: farooq.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126, Cell: 0321-4667146
  • 15. Haji Mehmood Librarian (Circulation) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). E-Mail: hmood_79@yahoo.com, mahmood.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126, Cell: 03144925523 Mrs Iram Zakir Librarian (Cataloguing) M.A Library Sciences, Diploma in French E-Mail: iram.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126 Rauf Ishaq Librarian (Registration) M.A Library Sciences (Punjab University). E-Mail: hayrauf@yahoo.com , rauf.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126, Cell: 0345-4141934
  • 16. Network Administrator Mansoor Nawaz (Network Administrator) M.Sc Telecom(GC Lahore).BSc Engg(Comp & Comm). E-Mail: mansoor.library@pu.edu.pk Ph: +924299231126, Cell: 0321-4244882 Library Rules Photocopy /printing and CD writing rules for Manuscripts and Rare Books Photocopy/printing and CD rates for Pakistanis Paper copy Rs.10 for PU faculty & Scholars Paper copy non members Rs.50/ page CD rates= five times of photocopy/print rate (Pakistanis only) Photocopy/printing and CD rates for foreigners Paper copy CD $ 1/ page $ 5/ page (postal charges excluded ) Library Membership and Borrowing rules 1. The following classes of persons shall on application (on prescribed form) be permitted to draw books from the library for use at home :(The application form contains a declaration of intention to obey the rules of the Library and to pay fines or charges which may be incurred through their infringement) (a) Faculty members of the University, Teaching staff of the affiliated colleges, University Research Fellows, Research Scholars and Research Assistants.
  • 17. (b) Ph.D, M.Phil and Post Graduate students of the Punjab University and Post-graduate students of the affiliated nd rd colleges, students of the various Honors Schools 2 and 3 year students taking up Honors in a subject from the various honors schools. Provided that students of the University Post-Graduate Certificate and Diploma classes shall deposit a security of Rs. 30/- which will be refunded on return of books and settlement of dues, if any. (c) B.A./B.Sc. and B.Com. students on the rolls of the University Colleges and teaching departments, B.Sc. students taking Astronomy and Geology, students of the University Oriental College Hons. Classes in languages. (d) �A� Class Officers of the University and permanent University Employees preparing for post-graduate examinations. (e) Trained Librarians, working in the Library of an affiliated college or a University Department and Librarians working in the Punjab University Library. (f) (g) 2. Approved candidate for a Doctorate Degree and such other casual borrowers as require to use the Library for special reasons. A member belonging to either of these classes shall have to deposit a security of Rs. 500/- or the value of books (if it exceeds Rs. 500/-) refundable on return of books and settlement of dues, if any. Persons working in the Government Research Departments, semi-government Research Institutes, and Heads of recognized Private research Institutes (to be approved in each case by the Library Committee), when they are pursuing any special subjects, may be exempted from depositing the security provided the Heads of the Departments and the Institutes accept financial responsibility for losses, if any. Such other applicants who are permitted for special reasons to be recorded by the Library Committee without having to made a deposit. A card known as the Borrower�s Card will be issued to each of the persons permitted to draw books from the Library under regulation 1. Such cards shall be strictly non-transferable and shall have to be presented at the counter at the time of drawing and returning books, etc. A borrower, who loses his card, should at once inform the Chief Librarian in writing. A duplicate card will be issued to him on payment of a fee of Rs. 10/- provided that no book will be issued to a student member unless he presents his Borrower�s card in person along with his identity card or applies by post sending his card with the application. Library cards of all borrowers other than those of confirmed University employees shall be renewed every year. 3. Under-graduates on the rolls of the affiliated colleges, and such other casual visitors as may obtain the special written permission of the Chief Librarian, will be permitted to use the Library for the purpose of reading and reference during good behaviour, but must be prepared to furnish the Chief Librarian with evidence of their identity. 4. A borrower of classes (a) and (g) will be entitled to have in his possession at a time not more than six books. Each book shall be returned within a period of one month from the date of its issue. Provided that a whole time University Professor or Associate Professor may have in his possession a maximum number of ten books at a time and may return these within a period of three months from the date of their issue. 5. Borrowers of class (b) expecting students of the University Post-graduate Certificate and Diploma Class may have in their possession not more than 4 books at a time.
  • 18. Borrowers of class (c), (d), (e) and (f), and students of the University Post-Graduate Certificate and Diploma classes will draw three books. Books drawn by borrowers under this rule shall be returned not later than two weeks from the date of issue. Borrowers belonging to out stations may, however, retain the books for a maximum period of one month. Provided that the student borrowers deposit a security of Rs. 20/- (refundable on return of all books and settlement of dues, if any) for drawing books during the summer vacation. 6. Any borrower sub-lending books drawn from the Library on his card to any other person shall do so on his own responsibility. 7. Books not in great demand may be renewed on request at the discretion of the Chief Librarian. 8. Books shall be divided into three classes: A, B and C. Class A will include all specially valuable works, and all works permanently or temporarily reserved for reference use. Books in Class A shall not be removed from the Library except by special permission of the Chief Librarian. Class B will include all current numbers of periodicals. These may be borrowed but must be returned within three days. Class C will consist of all other books which may be borrowed and retained according to the provision of Regulations 4 and 5. 9. Books prescribed by the Punjab University for various examinations will not be issued without the special permission of the Chief Librarian. These when borrowed must be returned within three days. 10. Books for the summer vacation will be issued by special permission, and these must be returned as soon as the vacation is over. Books having their due date in holiday or some vacation shall be returned right after the end of the holiday or vacation if not possible before the holiday/vacation otherwise fine will be charged. 11. A fine of Re.1/- per volume per day will be charged for an ordinary book, in case books are retained longer than the period prescribed for each category of borrowers. The fine will in all cases be calculated from the date on which the books should have been returned. Provided that in the case of text-books, current periodicals and books issued with the special permission of the Chief Librarian, the fine shall be Rs.2/- per volume per day. Provided further that a borrower�s right to draw books from the Library may be suspended during the period he does not return overdue books or pay the amount due from him. Provided also that the roll numbers of such student borrowers as fail to return the University Library books or pay their dues shall not be sent to their colleges until they have returned the books or paid the dues and have produced a certificate from the Librarian to that effect. 12. Books not returned on due date laid down under the regulations and reported to have been lost, shall be paid for immediately on the expiry of the prescribed limit of time, and this amount shall in no case be refundable. The amount payable to the Library shall be determined by the Chief Librarian. 13. Borrowers whom wish to have books sent out of Lahore must deposit the present postal charges of registered post. 14. A security deposited under any of the foregoing Regulations shall lapse to the University if it remains unclaimed for a period of three years from the date on which a borrower ceases to be a member of the Library. 15. Readers and members shall not damage, mark or write upon any book, periodical, map or manuscript, nor shall they trace or perform mechanical reproduction of any material belonging to the Library without written permission of the Chief Librarian. Readers and members who violate this Regulation shall be required to pay the fine imposed by the Chief Librarian or to replace the damaged material, or to pay its price as determined by the Chief Librarian. If one
  • 19. volume of a set is injured, and it is not available separately, the whole set shall have to be replaced or paid for. A damaged book or set, which has been replaced or paid for by a borrower, shall become his property. Borrowers and readers are advised to inspect books at the time of issue and to call the attention of the Chief Librarian to any defects, etc. 16. The Chief Librarian may, at his discretion, reduce or remit the delay fine incurred by a borrower. 17. Such borrowers as abuse their privilege will be reported to the Library Committee for appropriate action. 18. The Library will be closed for two months during summer vacation for stock-taking and on Sundays, and on certain holidays by special notice. Servies Offered By Library Theses gital Library E-Journals News-Papers E-Books Manuscripts Online Catalog Virtual Library Library Publication Library Collection Research Info Chat Servic The Library offers a variety of resources and services to students. If you cannot visit our library you can still: Find books and other materials in the Library Catalog: Electronic books you can read on your computer Books, audio-visual materials, journals and magazines Find information in the Library Databases: Magazines, journals, and newspapers Electronic books Reference books and other sources
  • 20. History of Punjab University Library Besides fifty six independent libraries of the teaching departments, constituent colleges and institutes, the Punjab University has a central library, which is called 'Punjab University Library'. It was established in 1873 as 'Punjab University College Library'. The Punjab University College was raised to the status of a University in 1882 under the Punjab University Act No. XIX of 1882 which was published in the Gazette of India dated 7th October 1882 and the Punjab University came into existence on 14th October 1882 by a notification issued by the Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab and with it, it became the Punjab University Library from the same date. One of the most essential needs of the University, if it was to become a real center of learning, was the development of its library. The origin of the University library lay in the collection of Sir Donald MacLeod, some 2,000 volumes, which the University College purchased from him for Rs. 2500/- in 1873. This was a good beginning, but nothing seems to have been done for a generation to augment it. Indeed when Mr. Woolner became Registrar and Principal of Oriental College thirty years later, the library had actually diminished to the neglected contents of two almirahs. Its development during the next thirty years has been due largely to the continuous and active interest of Mr. A.C. Wollner. The injunction contained in clause 3 of the Indian Universities Act of 1904, 'to erect, equip and maintain University Libraries, Laboratories and Museums,' marked the beginning of a new period for the Library. During the next two years the Syndicate sought and obtained from the Government of India a special initial grant of Rs. 30,000 and a smaller recurring grant for three years for the expansion of the Library. By September, 1909, Rs. 36,000 had been spent upon the acquisition of books and fittings. A specially adapted building was clearly necessary, and in 1910 the Syndicate acquired a site in proximity to the Senate Hall and plans for its erection were prepared by Bhai Ram Singh, Principal of the Mayo School of Arts, who also designed the University Hall and Khalsa College, Amritsar, all handsome edifices in the traditional style of North-Western India. The foundation-stone was laid by the Chancellor, Sir Louis Dane, on 27th February, 1911; the building proceeded rapidly and the first portion was formally opened by the same Chancellor in April, 1912. The expansion of the Library was so rapid during the next three years that at the end of 1915 the building had to be extended to the dimensions contemplated in the original plan. The entire building, which was completed in February, 1917 cost Rs. 1,60,000. It is a two storied building of attractive design (at Allama Iqbal Campus). A month after the laying of the foundation-stone the University Library received a valuable accession from an unexpected source. The late Mr. H.M. Percival, M.A.I.E.S., Professor of English Literature, Presidency College, Calcutta, at his retirement in March, 1911, presented to it his collection of 6,500 volumes, which had been accumulated at a cost of about Rs. 36,000. This collection has since been maintained separately in the Library. Two other valuable contributions were made about the same time. The late Agha Mohammad Ibrahim in 1913 presented the collection of his father, the late Shams-ul-Ulema Maulvi Mohammad Hussain Azad, consisting of 1556 books and 389 manuscripts, mostly relating to classical Arabic Literature. Between 1910 and 1931, Sir Edward Maclagan, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., who was Chancellor of the University from 1919 until 1924, had also presented a series of 389 numbers of certain valuable journals. The steadily increasing collection of books was classified in 1916 by an American expert, Mr. A.D. Dickinson, who also initiated a class for the training of the librarians. The Library has continuously been improved during this latest period, not only as a collection of books, but also as an instrument for the assistance of study and research. At the time of the birth of
  • 21. Pakistan, there were 1,44,204 books in the Library. At present its collection regarding books, journals, manuscripts and other reading material is 5,25,000 approximately including some very precious personal / special collections. The Punjab University Library remained in its old building at Allama Iqbal Campus up to 1988 and in the same year it was shifted to its present newly constructed building at Quaid-i-Azam Campus. The construction of the present building started in 1982 with a special grant of Federal Government of Rs. 15 million and it was completed by December 1986. The building was handed over to the Chief Librarian in September 1987. The shifting work of the Library was started in March 1988 and completed in June 1988. The total area of this building is 1,02,000 sq. feet. It is a beautiful two storied building with a basement of 10,000 sq. feet. It has big reading halls on the ground and the first floor, these have a seating capacity of approximately 250 readers. Besides these, there are many separate air-conditioned rooms and sections for readers. These air-conditioned rooms provide atmosphere conducive to serious studies and act as silence zones of the Library. The seating capacity of these rooms is about 250 readers. To meet the challenges of modern research techniques in the 21st century the facility of Internet was started on 16th December 1999, along with an Internet Lab in January 2000. The work of library automation was started on October 2000. The processing of almost all the English material has been completed. Recently Punjab University Library has started data entry of serial publications that will give search approach to its volume and issue level. Moreover library has started a database of its newspaper index a monthly publication of newspaper articles being published in various local and foreign newspapers. Formerly the index was only available in printed format. The database software used both for books and serials is WIN/ISIS. Software was searchable under a number of categories like author, title, subject, heading, publishers, classification etc. From 2005 our WINISIS catalogue has been transferred to Multilingual Library and Information Management System (MLIMS). This has enabled us to enter data in the oriental languages including Urdu, Persian, Arabic and Punjabi etc. Readers are supposed to consult the computerized catalogue for up-to-date information instead of manual catalogue, where OPAC terminals have been provided at ground and 1st floor with multilingual searching capabilities. Network access is available on several terminals at the library. Punjab University Library has its collection in 9 major national and international languages and different types like, print material, CDs, DVDs, Floppies, Microfilms, Microfiches, Video and Audio Cassettes and Manuscripts. Punjab University Library also have audio visual facilities for its readers like, TV, VCR, CD/DVD Drives, Multimedia projector, Microfilm and Microfiche reader/printers. Besides all these we are searching new horizons to facilitate our readers through manual and electronic technologies. Punjab University Library[edit] Punjab University Library is one of the biggest libraries in universities of Pakistan. The library has more than 500,000 collection of books, magazines and periodicals. This collection is in nine different national and international languages and different types as print material, CDs, DVDs, Microfilms, Microfiches, [citation needed] Video and Audio Cassettes and Manuscripts. Punjab University Library has beautiful twostorey building and total area of the building is 102,000 sq. feet. There are reading halls in both ground and 1st floor with approximately seating capacity of 2500 readers. The library has internet lab for the students to research according to the new technologies of 21st century. In the library there is [14] computerised "WINISIS" catalogue for searching material. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Punjab
  • 22. Online Catalogues Catalogue of the Punjab University Library Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts Fehrist Zakheera Kutb Sahibzada Mian Jamil Ahmad Sharqpuri Naqshbandi Mujaddadi Compelete Vols.1-4 Catalogue of Maman Collection Web OPAC"s of Different Universities in Pakistan Catalogue of Universities in United States [1] Approximately ~30,000 enrolled students currently attending the university, the PU has total of 13 [1] faculties within which there are 63 academic departments, research centers, and institutes. The Punjab University has ranked first amongst large-sized multiple faculty universities by theHEC in 2012 Classification scheme The reading material is being classified according to Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. Library of Congress Subject Headings List is used for assigning subject headings. security system Keeping in view the books security issues, library has installed RF based book security system integrated with smart card based entrance with time and ..