Brief History

The building in which the Library is housed constructed in the mid of 19th century during the British rule. It comprises two halls, the Lawrence Hall and the Montgomery Hall. The Lawrence Hall was built in 1863 chiefly from the contributions of the European Community of the Punjab, as a Memorial of Sir John Lawrence, first Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab, and subsequently Viceroy and Governor General of India. The Montgomery Hall was erected in 1866 from the subscription of native chiefs of the Punjab in honor of Sir Robert Montgomery. Both the Halls were joined by a covered corridor. A commodious reading-room, leading into the corridor between the two halls, was lately constructed. The building was frequently used as an assembly room for public meetings and staging theatrical and musical performances. Mostly it was a meeting place for the foreign elite to while away their evenings in summer with iced drinks and in winter with a log-fire. Both Halls were under the charge of the Municipal Committee. The building was known as Old Gymkhana. more...

Library Building

The brief history of library building is mentioned above. Here you will find some Old and unique pictures of the building as well as some new pictures.

  1. Old Building Gallery
  2. Recent Building Gallery

Library Sections

Different sections of the library have their names for quick identification. You can see a glimpse of them from the following links.

Public Service Section
Public Service Section
Acquisition Section
Acquisition Section
Technical Section
Technical Section
Reference Section
Reference Section
Periodical Section
Periodical Section
Audio/Visual Aids Section
Audio/Visual Aids Section
Computer Section
Computer Section
Dissertations/Thesis Section
Dissertations/Thesis Section
Quaid-e-Azam Gallery
Quaid-e-Azam Gallery
olvi Abdul-Haq Hall
Molvi Abdul-Haq Hall
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Hall
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Hall
Reports Section
Reports Section
Accounts Section
Accounts Section
Binding Section
Binding Section

Library Events

Day to day events are occured in Quaid-e-Azam Library. The photos of some recent events can be seen from the following links.

Year 2K16

  1. World Book Day
  2. Australian Ambassador Visit
  3. Chinese Army Visit
  4. Australian Day in Spring 2016
  5. Freelancing Workshop
  6. A Divided Life

Year 2K14

  1. Pakistan Navy Visit
  2. Recent Building Gallery