Services

Services at QAL

Computer Lab

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A computer lab comprising of 50 latest computers is providing internet, e-mail, educational downloads, HEC digital resources, and other information to the members of library. All services including usage of computer and internet are free of cost. The computer lab has been serving as a resource center for reference materials to scholars, researchers and graduate students of colleges and universities across the country.

CSS Study Room

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A separate room is reserved for the members who are willing to appear in Central Superior Services, Provincial Management Services or other competitive examinations. This room contains a special collection of books for preparation. Multiple copies of books related to syllabus are placed in this section for the convenience of members.

Printing and Photocopy

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Printing and photocopy facility is available in the computer lab. However, the members have to pay nominal charges to avail these services. Printouts can be obtained by paying Rs. 5/- per page. The photocopy charges are charged on subsidized rates.

Cafeteria

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Near the main entrance of the library, there is a cafeteria. The cafeteria serves the members as well as the library staff on demand. The members who stay long time in the library this is a blessing for them to just eat and study.

Hall on Rent

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Iqbal Hall with a capacity of 150 seats is available on rent for conducting various functions in the library. However, those programs, lectures, seminars, conferences, and workshops support education and our values. Iqbal Hall can be booked with the permission of Secretary BOG in written. Some relaxation may be given in fee for these programs. The commercial photography and filmy shooting is also allowed with the permission of authorities.

List of Newspapers

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Quaid-e-Azam Library is spending a lot of money on maintaining a huge collection of newspapers for its members and readers. Approved List of Newspapers 2021 (Foreign + Local) is as follows:

Foreign

  • Financial Times
  • Guardian Weekly
  • Sunday Times
  • The Times

Local

English Newspapers

Title No. of Copies
  • Business Recorder
  • Daily Times
  • Dawn
  • Express Tribune
  • Friday Times
  • Frontier Post
  • Nation
  • News
  • Pakistan Observer
  • Pakistan Today
  • The Business
01
03
15
03
01
01
03
05
01
02
01

Sindhi Newspapers

Title No. of Copies
  • Daily Kawish
01

Urdu Newspapers

Title No. of Copies
  • City 42
  • Din
  • Dunya
  • Express
  • Jehan-e-Pakistan
  • Jinnah
  • Jang
  • Khabrain
  • Nai Baat
  • Nawa-i-Waqt
  • Pakistan
  • 92 News
02
01
02
03
01
01
05
04
01
06
02
01

Note: If you want to read these papers online, then visit our Digital Store.

Comfortable Sitting

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Quaid-e-Azam Library provides the best environment to sit and study. To attain this comfort, arrangements  have been made for uninterrupted power supply in case of electricity failure by installing a solar system in the library. A separate common room is available for ladies for their convenience. Library also entertains those members who want to study their personal books in the library. The room for personal books study is besides the main entrance gate.

Request for a Book

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Members can request for books if it is not available in the library. They just need to get a form from acquisition section and submit the duly filled form to Acquisition Incharge.

Praying Place

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A separate place in Molvi Abdul Haq Hall is reserved as a praying place.  

Kindle Device (On Demand)

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Members can request for Kindle Device available at computer section for the study of books in soft form. The mentioned device contains about 5,000 books in it already.

Senior Citizen Membership

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Quaid-e-Azam Library award Senior Citizen Membership free of cost to all Pakistanis whom age is 60 years and fulfill the requirements of membership.

Newspaper Clippings

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A database is maintained on 150 hot issues. All articles on the topics which published in the newspapers are incorporated in this database. A soft copy may be provided to members on demand.

Archive Material

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Library preserves two newspapers, Dawn since 2003 and Nation since 1992 in bounded volumes.

Suggestion Register

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Library considers the suggestions and complaints of its valuable members. This job is done by placing a register in main hall of library where members can grace it with their suggestions.

Security Measures

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Two Security Officers have been employed for checking entry passes, looking after the visitors, preventing losses, thefts and pilferage. They will also act as Fire Prevention Officers. Moreover, security cameras have also been installed within and around the library building.