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Introduction

Quaid-e-Azam Library is a high-profile research and reference library of Pakistan. It is a non-lending library and caters to the needs of research scholars and post-graduate students. It is situated in the pleasant atmosphere of Jinnah Garden, Lahore. The best features of this library are the high standard of service, adequate stock of books and periodicals, better environment, and qualified staff. The asset of the library is its incomparable collection of books and non-book material. New treasurers are added each year. A good number of microfilms of rare documents, journals, and newspapers are available to assist the researchers. Newspaper clipping files on scholarly topics are also maintained. The computerized cataloging, and reading, and research facilities through internet are available to research scholars, students, and the general public.

Six online public access catalogs (OPAC) terminals are installed in the library at the main entrance to facilitate the readers to search reading material according to their needs. The library has established an e-Section by providing fifty computers. The readers have access to net browsing, digital resources, and library databases at local, regional and international levels at one desk.

There is open access to shelves which are provided with shelf guides. Books have been arranged according to Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme with certain modifications for subjects like Islam, Pakistan, and Oriental Literature. Study carrels have been provided in the air-conditioned rooms for scholars.