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Library Facilities

The university offers superior library facilities to a wide spectrum of users which inculde students, faculty members, scholars and others drom within and outside the kashmir University.Kashmir University library system comprises more than two libraries attached to different departments/centres of the University in addition to its central Library known as ALLAMA IQBAL LIBRARY. The resources of the library comprising books, manuscripts, journals, Microfiche, CD-ROMs, theses dissertations, audio cassettes, film stripes etc. cater to varied academic and research needs of the university. The university has also established a "career corner" housing special material for students preparing for competitive tests like CAT, MAT, GMAT, NET besides civil service examinations like IAS, IPS, IFS, KAS etc. The library has a well equipped Audio Visual section too.

The university library system is fully computerized and is unique of its kind in the state in offering online access to various databases of its resources through its OPAC "Online Public Access Catalogue" facility now available on world wide web through the University web site. whereas bar coding of the entire collection housed in the Central Libraryhas been completed , the library distinguishes itself it offering "Online journals" - service both in terms of contents and full texts through UGC infonet scheme. This makes it possible to access the full texts of the current and back volumes of about two thousand internationally reputed journals on Sciences, Social Siences and Humanities across the campus network.

The other facilities offered by the Allama Iqbal Library are sacious reading areas with Central heating facility during the winter season. In addition, there is comfortable seating arrangement, uninterrupted supply, canteen and aqua fresh cold-water facility offered to the users of the library. Moreover, adequate Xerox facilities are available on all floors of the library building for the convenience of the library users.

The "Internet Access Centre" is an additional attraction of the library. The Centre with more than sixty computer systems offer adequate internet browsing/downloading and e-mail facility to the students, scholars, teachers and others.

The "Internet Access Centre" has enabled the Allama Iqbal Library to function as a Gateway to Worldwide resources with its mammoth bandwith of ( 1mbps ) from ERNET, India through V-sat provided under UGC Infonet scheme and has subscribed to a Radio Link ( 2 Mbps ) from Software Technology Park of India. Global access through these links has made it possible to use the resources available in other world famous libraries by the students and scholars of this University.

The Library also houses the International Resource Cell (IRC) created by the British High Commission where resources on gender studies, International relations, Economics, Conflict Management, Sciology etc. Are available to the users. It is a vibrant centre where activities like book reviews, film shows, face-to-face discussion

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