Frequently Asked Questions

This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions. For more information about Quaie-E-Azam Library, or if you need support, please visit us physically or contact us.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LIBRARY?
All the graduates and students of four years graduation program after intermediate or equivalent degree can become the members of library.
CAN I VISIT LIBRARY IF I'M NOT A MEMBER?
Yes! You can visit the library after holding your CNIC card at the entrance.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
The library remains open 12 hours from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday except Friday. Friday timings are as under: 08:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - 02:30 p.m. to 07:00 p.m. Break for Juma Prayer 12:30 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I LOST MY LIBRARY CARD?
A duplicate card can be obtained from Public Service Section of the library on payment of Rs.50/-
WHO MAY BORROW THE LIBRARY MATERIALS?
There is no borrowing facility at Quaid-E-Azam Library.
ARE FOODS AND DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE LIBRARY?
Foods and drinks are allowed in the library's canteen only
DOES THE LIBRARY ACCEPT DONATIONS OF MONEY, BOOKS ETC.?
Donations of selected books, money etc. are accepted in the library
WHERE ARE THE MEDIA MATERIALS SUCH AS VIDEO, CDS, DVDS AND RECORDS?
Media materials are available at Audio/Video section.
CAN I DO WORD PROCESSING ON LIBRARY'S COMPUTER?
Yes, this facility is available in e-Section
CAN I BRING AND USE MY LAPTOP INSIDE THE LIBRARY?
Yes! You can use your laptop in Quaid-E-Azam Hall.
HOW CAN I FIND PERIODICALS (JOURNALS, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS IN THE LIBRARY)?
All the periodicals and newspapers are kept in the periodical section
HOW DO I FIND THE JOURNALS' ARTICLES?
Articles of journals can also be got on request only
CAN I READ THE BOOKS AND JOURNALS ONLINE, LISTED IN THE QAL CATALOG?
The facility of the full text of books and journals is not available online.
CAN I ASK REFERENCE QUESTIONS OF THE QAL VIA LETTER, TELEPHONE OR EMAIL?
All kinds of reference queries are welcomed via letters, telephones or emails and tried to best response
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO DO RESEARCH AT THE LIBRARY?
All members and non-members can do research in the library but the qualification of researchers should be post-graduation
DOES THE LIBRARY OFFER ANY COURSES FOR TRAINING FOR RESEARCHERS?
The facility of courses for training is not available but you can take free online courses from these LINKs.
ONCE I HAVE FOUND MATERIALS IN THE ONLINE OR CARD CATALOG WHERE DO I GO TO SEE THEM?
Please write down the call number of the required books on a chit then this chit may be given to the reference desk and get the same after few minutes
CAN I MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF MATERIAL AT THE LIBRARY?
Each member or non-member can get photocopies of a limited pages at a time according to our library's policy
WHAT KIND OF FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE MEMBERS?
QAL is providing a numerous facilities to it's members. You can see them all from this LINK.
HOW MANY JOURNALS ARE BEING SUBSCRIBED?
At present 250 journals on different subjects are being subscribed and near about 100 journals are also being received on complementary basis
IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET THE PHOTOCOPIES OF THE REQUIRED MATERIALS THROUGH FAX OR BY POST?
Photocopies of the required materials are provided on Payment only.Photocopies can be got by post on making advance payment to the library.
CAN THE BOOKS BE PURCHASED ON THE READERS' DEMAND?
Yes! Memebers acan fill a form available at Acquisition Section.
HOW MANY BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE QAL?
There are one lac and ten thousand books available in the library.