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IUGC Library and Information Resource Centre

Introduction

The Library and Information Resource Centre (LIRC) is the central part of Iqra University Gulshan Campus (IUGC), which has been established to support the intellectual needs of University members. However, outsiders are also allowed by the permission of authorities.
IUGC Library and Information Resource Centre is of academic nature; i.e., “University Library”, which provides a wide range of print and electronic resources to its users. It has currently 10,000 print books and 50,000 electronic books with subscription of 16 print journals and access to 10,000 electronic journals and 6 most citied databases.
The LIRC has an oracle based automated database to record bibliographic data with facility to search library holdings; while construction of an OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) is in progress.

Resources

Books, theses, reports, journals, magazines, bulletins, reference works and non-print materials are included in the holdings of IUGC LIRC. All resources are available in an open-access environment with instructions to shelf-guide. CCTV cameras and RFID security gates are installed for the security of library collection.

Books: IUGC Library and Information Resources Centre is consists of 10,000 high quality informational, educational and recreational books and has a separate reference section for ready reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks etc. All books, except reference material, can be circulated to all registered members. The automated catalogue, which lists all items available in the library, can be searched by author, title, subject, or publisher of the book / report. There is also a keyword search option. The catalogue can be viewed at the librarian's desk.

Research Work (Theses): The Research work section contains about 500 standard research papers (theses) by students of IUGC on various topics of PhD, M.Phil, M. Ed and MBA.

Journals: There are 16 print and 10,000 e-journals in subscription of IUGC Library and Information Centre from all over the world on business, economics, education and management.

Reports: The library stocks various statistical, annual and research reports as well as directories, catalogues from local and international associations.

Newspapers: The Library subscribes to five newspapers titles and maintains an archive of newspapers published in the last three months.

Newsletters: Newsletters, brochures and prospectuses received by the library are displayed in the magazines shelf. The library is on the mailing list of several international institutions with memberships of some leading databases.

Electronic Resources: IUGC Library and Information Resource Centre provides access to a wide range of e-resources such as Ebrary, McGraw Hill Collection, Project MUSE, University of Chicago Press, INFORMS, DUKE University Press, Springer Link, Taylor and Francis Journals, World Bank e-Library, Wiley – Blackwell Journals, Emerald Insigne, EBSCOHOST, available at http://digitallibrary.edu.pk/iqrakhi.html

Services and Facilities

Reading Room: IUGC Library and Information Resource Centre has an extensive reading area with seating arrangements for over 120 users for purposes of intellectual activities. However, the library may not be used for group study, loud discussion etc.

Archive Area: Library has an archive section to keep record of 6 months old newspapers; this facility is for research students to provide reference on time.

Current Awareness Service: Library and Information Resource Centre is providing Email based "Current Awareness Service" to IUGC faculty members and students to share new arrivals information, library updates and important news about database and websites. This service has been appreciated by many library members.

Photocopy Service: Photocopying facility is available in the Library. However, a whole book/journal is not allowed to be photocopied, as per copyright rules.

Inquiries and Advisory Service: Professional staff is available to facilitate all aspects of library use. They will respond to general and specific queries on research topics and related subjects. They will also provide help to users in literature search from resources available in print and other media.

Orientation Programs: One to one or group orientation programs are conducted to familiarize library members with the library services, procedures and resources. The students are of the effective use library resources (print and online).

Inter-Library Loan Service: This service is extended to a member if a required book or material is not available in this library. Books can be borrowed through inter-library loan from affiliated libraries.

Outreach Activities: IUGC Library and Information Resource Centre is offering a Library Volunteer Program to provide free hands-on training about Library Management Skills to fresh students. IUGC library also actively coordinates with national and international libraries to share their resources and services.

Circulation (Issue/Return): Books are available for circulation to all regular library members for a period specified below:

Category Books Period
Faculty Members 4 Books 2 Weeks
Students 2 Books 1 Week
Staff 2 Books 1 Week

Membership Process

There are two major categories of library members:

1. Registered members
2. External members

Teaching staff, researchers and students are counted as “Registered Members”. Once registered, they are allowed to use services and facilities of the library. They can also borrow library resources as per their checkout limits. All regular members will be given a library membership card that is compulsory for all library transactions. In order to obtain library clearance, a member has to surrender their membership card.

Visitors, students, researchers and teaching staff other than IUGC members are categorized as "External Members". They are allowed to browse library resources for reference purposes only. No issuance of resources is allowed unless a library or librarian involved during interlibrary loan of books etc.

Subject Classification and Shelf Arrangement

All books on the shelves are classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Scheme, and arranged alphabetically by subject from A to Z using the OCLC Cutter Scheme.

Subject Classification from Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Scheme.

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works
100 Philosophy & Psychology
200 200 Religion
300 Social Sciences
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology
700 Arts & Recreation
800 800 Literature
900 History & Geography

Library Collection

Library has an automated catalogue, which is available to librarian desk to search books and library holdings by author, title, subject, publisher and keyword. Library staff provides guidance in using catalogue and retrieving material from shelves.

Rules and Regulations

  • All library members must abide by the library regulations.

     

  • The Library Membership Card must be used for using library. At the end, members will be required to surrender the membership card to the librarian to secure a `clearance'.
  • The membership card is not transferable.

     

  • In case of card lost, the new card will be issued against the payment of Rs. 50/-
  • A Fine of Rs. 10/- per day will be charged for an overdue book.
  • Reference books, journals and reports are for use within the library only and cannot be borrowed.
  • Users can photocopy defined /prescribed numbers of pages. Photocopy of a whole book is not allowed.

     

  • CDs/DVDs cannot be borrowed.

     

  • The user is responsible for any loss or damage to library materials and will be charged the cost of the item plus 10% surcharge and applicable fine.

     

  • Library telephone facility is for the library staff only.
  • Silence must be observed at all times.

     

  • Eatables are strictly prohibited in library.

     

  • Handbags, personal belongings and the user's own books must be left outside the library.

     

    1. The librarian reserves the rights to suspend the membership if the rules of library are breached.
  • Do not write on or mark the library books. This damages the books besides causing inconvenience to the next user.

     

  • Do not shelf books. Drop the books in the collection carts.

     

  • Inform the librarian of any changes in your contact address and/or number.

Library Timings

Monday to Saturday: 9.00am to 10.00pm
Sundays: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Ask the Librarian

Furrukh Hussain Zai
Head Librarian & IRC Consultant
furrukh.hussain@iqra.edu.pk

Uzma Zabeen
Librarian
library@iuk.edu.pk

Muhammad Ashfaque
Library Assistant

Postal Address:
Library and Information Resource Centre,
Iqra University Gulshan Campus,
Abid Town, Block-2, Gulshan-e-Iqbal,
Karachi-75300

Contact No.
Tel: 34800671-4 Ext. 199
Fax: 34987806

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