Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to become a member of the library? Top
All the graduates and students of four years graduation program after intermediate or equivalent degree can become the members of library.
Can I visit library if I am not a member? Top
Yes, you can visit the library after holding your CNIC at the entrance.
What are library visiting hours? Top
The library remains open 12 hours from 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM, Monday to Saturday except Friday. Friday timings are as under: 08:00 AM to 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM to 07:00 PM, two hours break time 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM is reserved for Jumma Prayer.
What should I do if I lost my library card? Top
A duplicate card can be obtained from Public Service Section of the library on payment of Rs.50/-.
Who may borrow the library materials? Top
There is no borrowing facility at Quaid-e-Azam Library.
Are foods and drinks allowed in the library? Top
Foods and drinks are allowed in the library's canteen only.
Does the library accept donations of money, books etc.? Top
Donations of selected books, money etc. are accepted in the library.
Where are the media materials such as video, CDs, DVDs and record? Top
Media materials are available at Audio/Video section.  
Can I do word processing on library's computer? Top
Yes, this facility is available in e-Section
Can I bring and use my laptop inside the library? Top
Yes, you can use your laptop in Quaid-e-Azam Library.
How can I find periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers) in the library? Top
All the periodicals and newspapers are kept in the Periodical Section
How do I find the journal's articles? Top
Articles of journals can be provided on request only.
Can I read the books and journals online, listed in the QAL catalog? Top
The facility of the full-text books and journals is not available online.
Can I ask reference questions to the QAL via letter, telephone or email? Top
All kinds of reference queries are welcomed via letters, telephones or emails and given the best response.
Who is eligible to do research at the library? Top
All members and non-members can do research in the library but the qualification of researchers should be post-graduation.
Does the library offer any training courses for research? Top
The facility of training courses is not available.
Once I have found materials in the online or card catalog, where do I go to see them? Top
Please write down the call number of the required books on a chit, then this chit may be given to the reference desk and get the same after few minutes.
Can I make photocopies of material at the library? Top
Each member or non-member can get photocopies of limited pages at a time according to our library's policy.
What facilities are available for the members? Top
QAL is providing a numerous facilities to its members. You can see them all from this link.
How many journals are being subscribed? Top
At present 250 journals on different subjects are being subscribed and near about 100 journals are also being received on complementary basis.
Is it possible to get the photocopies of the required materials through fax or by post? Top
Photocopies of the required materials are provided upon payment only. Photocopies can be received by post on making advance payment to the library.
Can the books be purchased on the readers' demand? Top
Yes, members can fill a form available at Acquisition Section.
How many books are available in the QAL? Top
There are 140,000 books available in the library.