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INTRODUCTION

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; and

To cooperate with other libraries in the country to promote the academic well-being of the teacher-student community.


SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & SECTIONS

Accessibility Centre

Arabic Collection

Government Publications

Iqbal Collection

Oriental Collection

Reference Section

Serials' Section

Theses Section


FACILITIES & SPECIAL PROGRAMMS

Borrowing

Exchange of Publication Programme

Internet Lab

New Books

Photocopying

Reservation