Library Services

Circulation Service
All registered users of library are entitled to borrow books and items from lending section. Lending privileges differ for various categories of membership. Renewal and reservation services are also available for the same. For further details please see library circulation policy.

Reference Service
AUCL also provides Reference Service. Users may ask queries via telephone (ext: 220) or through e-mail.

Searching Assistance
For items not located on the shelf or easily accessible in the catalog, inquiry can be made at the circulation desk where assistance will be provided.

Current Awareness Service (CAS)
Through Fresh Arrivals information about new additions to the collection is regularly send to all members via e-mail. New additions remain on New Arrival’s Shelf for a week before sending to their relevant sections. Press Clippings containing news about higher education is also circulated through e-mail. 

Reprographic Service
Photocopy service is also available but only where copy right rules permit. Scope of this service is limited to library reference material.


Inter Library Loan (ILL)
Material (including books, magazine/journal articles or newspaper articles) not owned by AUCL can be borrowed from any other Pakistani library. Initially this service is limited to some local university libraries only. This service is available to all AUCL library members at no charge.

Please first verify unavailability of the required material in AUCL collection by checking library catalogue. For any such material request can be made through ILL Request Form available at circulation desk. The request is send to other libraries through e-mail or via telephone. When request is met the external library sends the original item or a photocopy of it. It can take 3 week or more to get the required item.

Friends of the Library
In addition to students, faculty and other administrative staff members of the university, we are ready to entertain PAF personnel and academicians and research scholars who wish to consult library resources under the category of paid membership.

Library membership is now open to PAF personnel and academicians and research scholars through “Friends of the Library” program. A Friend is allowed to use all library resources as per policy. Annual membership fee is Rs 500/- with a refundable security of Rs. 5000. A guarantor (must be an officer of the university) is required to provide guaranty. Membership form can be obtained from library circulation desk or download it now.

Online Searching
Eleven terminals are dedicated for online database searching.

Movie Show
Library holds movie shows regularly. The range is from documentaries to commercial cinema classics and all time favorites.  The program is circulated by e-mail.

Think Anew
The Library hosts an occasional series of discussions, “Think Anew”, on various interesting topics.  The idea is to encourage people to express new ideas based on the presentation made by the speaker.  A film may be shown as part of the presentation.  This 45 minute open-ended discussion is open to everyone including external visitors.

Reprographic Service
Photocopy service is also available but only where copy right rules permit. Scope of this service is limited to library reference material.

Coffee corner
The Library provides tea and coffee on nominal price at its entrance.

By Web Team AU