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AIOU Library Network

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has libraries in its 49 regional campuses across Pakistan. The Central Library is the focal of these libraries.

The Central Library has state of the art systems and has over 137,000 books on a variety of subjects. The inherent objective of the Library is to support the academic activities by the AIOU faculty and students. The Library also serves as an information & knowledge resource that promotes library culture by extending the access to the faculty, students and knowledge seeking people from other academic institutions and the general public.

The Library has digitized the theses by AIOU students. The database is available in the Theses Section : AIOU Research Repository.

The Library provides attractive study and research environment. The facilities include over eighty internet-connected computers, numerous study carrels and a number of reading areas.

The Library OPAC is developed in KOHA.

Library Functions

  • To support information pursuance, study, teaching and research
  • To develop information resource and relevant technological and physical facilities to support study, teaching and research
  • To facilitate AIOU faculty in developing the distance learning study material/content
  • To develop efficient systems and procedures by implementing cutting-edge technologies and best practice and support Regional Libraries to develop on the same line.
  • To serve as a holding organization of literature produced by the Pakistani authors and also to promote library/reading culture by extending access to the individuals from outside the University.
  • Special Collections & Sections

    • AIOU Research Repository
    • Arabic Collection
    • Iqbal Collection
    • Oriental Collection
    • Reference Section
    • Serials' Section

    Special Services & Facilities

    • Publication Exchange Program
    • Internet-Connected Computers
    • Document Delivery Desk
    • Researchers' Lounge
    • Discussion Hall

    Electronic Document Delivery Service

    The Center Library offers Electronic Document Delivery service. AIOU faculty, students and tutors may request photocopies of not more than 50 pages of a resource available in the Library. To avail the service, please email correct and complete bibliographic information to documentdelivery@aiou.edu.pk.

    Services on Payment

    • Photocopy Service (Photocopy of limited numbers of pages is offered on cost to the library users.)
    • Printing
    • Theses Binding

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Important Links

AIOU

HEC Digital Library

AIOU Theses

Higher Education Commission

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Summon Search

Rekhta E-Books

Iqbal Cyber Library

Electronic Library

E-Books

AIOU Textbooks

Library Hours

Monday to Friday:

08:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday:

10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Library shall open on only those Saturdays & Sundays on which there is a workshop on Main Campus.

For Queries

051-9057868

051-9057872

051-9250040

Fax: 051-9250146

Mailing Address

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