Saturday, 28 September 2013

THE CENTRAL LIBRARY OF INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN


The central library of International Islamic University is located in H-10, Islamabad, Pakistan in university premises. The library consists of two floors. The ground floor of library has reserved room, reserve collection, new arrivals, limited collection of US books, Lincoln Corner, Thesis and PhD research center, Chief Librarian Seminar Hall, Gosha Iqbal, Circulation desk and Online Public Access Catalogue. On the first floor it has general collection of books, news papers and periodicals, computer lab and United Nation Resource Center.  Central library is well known for its digital library facility as well.
Along with above mentioned recourse facilities the library is equipped with 2 shops having Photostat and colored printing machines, stationary items etc. There is a prayers section in library to offer Salah’.

About The Books: The central library of International Islamic University has books in 4 major languages i.e. Arabic, English, Urdu and Persian. The reserved collection comprises of encyclopedia Britannica, Great Soviet Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Islam, dictionaries, thesauruses and much more. The library has more than 100,000 books, above 8000 journals and thesis and dissertations are more than 3400.

OPAC:
OPAC is the Online Public Access Catalogue. One can conveniently sit on the computer and search the location of the book in library in few clicks. The catalogue also facilitates thesis links.
Periodical Section:
There is a very rich collection of Periodicals and Newspapers.  These journals include, American journal of Islamic social sciences ,Asian Profile, Canadian journal of communications , Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice, Economist ,Education Administration, ELT Journal English Language Teaching Journal ,Herald, Higher education ,Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, International journal of innovative computing information and control, Journal of applied mechanics, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of dynamic system, measurement and control ,Journal of engineering for Gas turbines and power, Journal of manufacturing science & engineering , Journal of mechanical design, Journal of Quranic Studies, News week, Pakistan Gulf & Economist, Press Review , Readers Digest,Takbeer, The Fountain, Times , Urdu Digest.
The newspaper includes Nawa-e-Waqt, Khabrain, Jung,Jamarat, Pakistan,Ishraq-ul-wust  and Express in urdu language. The News, DAWN, The Nation, Daily Times and Business Recorders are newspapers in English.

Lincoln Corner:
The Lincoln Corner is Located in the central library of International Islamic University Islamabad inaugurated on Jun 5, 2006.It  promotes friendship between the United States and Pakistan through multimedia resources, English language materials, information about studying in the U.S., cultural activities, and lectures on topics of interest to the people of Islamabad. Books, magazines, access to computers, internet, web-cam and DVDs offer a “Window on America” and its people – History, society, geography, government, and popular culture. This corner is a place to read about America and to exchange views and opinions with Americans living in or visiting Pakistan. Lincoln Corner digital resources includes EBSCO Host Resources, Gale Resources, GREENR (Ref: official website)

Gosha-e-Iqbal:
In order to promote the work of Iqbal and make new generation aware about Iqbals’s scholarly poetry Gosh-e Iqbal has been designed in the central area of the ground floor.
Study Desks:
The students have been given facility to silently sit in isolation and study books. For this purpose individual desks have been placed at various places.
Discussion Corner:
If students want to study in group, there is a separate arrangement for that.       
         
Digital Library:
International Islamic University is one of the few universities of Pakistan which has provided its students the facility of Digital library in order to down load research papers from number of authentic journals. The digital library has various research engines like Science Direct, Jstor, Blackwell Synergy, Emerald, Muse etc. The digital library is not helpful for the students of International Islamic University but it has been observed that students from other universities also get facilitated from it.
New Arrivals:
The newly published and freshly arrived books are placed on separate racks, so that the students may get aware about new books.
Prayer Room:
The mission of International Islamic University is to promote the religion of Islam and provide Muslims ease. There is a reserved area where students can offer their prayers.
United Nations Resource Center:
If you are looking for the data, journals, proceedings, laws or any current or past issue which has been presented in United Nations, then the central library of International Islamic University is the right place. Monthly, quarterly, semi- annually and annual reports are also available over there regarding current issues and the statistical data can easily be gathered from UN recourse center.


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