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The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), has a library system in the form of Central and Regional Campuses Libraries.

The University maintains a well-equipped Central Library (established in April 1974) at main campus Islamabad with rich collection on various subjects. The Library has now grown into a useful Resource Center of knowledge and information. It regularly receives professional journals and magazines.

The library has been automated under the library software KOHA and its OPAC is available online. The library is a key academic facility and apart from providing study and research facilities to the Faculty, Staff and Students of AIOU, it supports the preparation of courses of various departments and arranges all required reading material.

Functions Of The Library

  • To support teaching, research and information needs of the University;
  • To acquire all forms of recorded information in the areas pertinent to the academic programs of the University
  • To help staff members of the University in the use of recorded information for developing relevant distance learning self-study packages
  • To make available necessary printed source and reference material for the purposes of conduction of research
  • To cooperate with other libraries in the country to promote the academic well-being of the teacher-student community.

Electronic Document Delivery Service

The Library has initiated Electronic Document Delivery service. AIOU faculty, students and tutors can demand any available document with correct bibliographic detail at email documentdelivery@aiou.edu.pk.

Special Collections & Sections

  • AIOU Research Repository
  • Arabic Collection
  • Discussion Hall
  • Iqbal Collection
  • Oriental Collection
  • Reference Section
  • Researchers' Lounge
  • Serials' Section

Facilities & Special Programs

  • Exchange of Publication Program
  • Internet Lab
  • New Arrivals
  • Reservation

On Payment Services

  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Theses Binding
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Important Links


HEC Digital Library

AIOU Theses

Higher Education Commission

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Summon Search

Rekhta E-Books

Iqbal Cyber Library

Electronic Library


AIOU Textbooks

Library Hours

Monday to Friday:

08:00 AM to 07:00 PM


08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Close on Sunday & Gazetted Holidays

For any Query





Fax: 051-9250146

Mailing Address

Central Library Allama Iqbal Open University, Sector H-8, Islamabad, PAKISTAN

OPAC developed by Basharat Hafeez & Hatib Shabbir