South Asia Archive
The history of Kashmir University Library dates back to 1949 with the inception of "University of Jammu and Kashmir". It was established to cater to the academic and research needs of the scholars, students and teachers of Jammu and Kashmir. With the split of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir University in 1969, the collection of the library was shared by the libraries of two Universities Viz., University of Jammu and University of Kashmir. In 1975, the Central Library of the University of Kashmir was shifted to its present multistoried building. In 1984, it was renamed as IQBAL LIBRARY and as ALLAMA IQBAL LIBRARY in July 2002. This library (the largest in the state) is presently the Centre of the University Library System, having forty-three Seminar Libraries attached with different Departments, Centres, and the Institutes of the University. The Allama Iqbal Library along with its network of libraries is the largest library system in the state & caters to the academic needs of the large number of University community consisting of faculty members, research scholars, PG and diploma students in various disciplines. The Allama Iqbal Library has 16 Divisions in well decorated and centrally heated halls managed by well qualified professional staff. The library also provides useful and research oriented services to the reading community in calm, cozy and clean atmosphere. At present, it has a collection of above four lac books. Various local National and International news papers are available to the users on-line for keeping them update. The library is also subscribing one of the leading portal service of India known as J-Gate service where under the contents pages, abstract and full text articles (wherever available), appearing in more than eight thousand five hundred reputed scholarly Journals in sciences and social services are made available to the users on-line. Xeroxing facility is provided to the readers on the table. The V-SAT and Radio link connectivity installed in the Library provides much needed internet facility to the faculty members, research scholars and PG students. The users are availing this facility through 48 computers installed in its newly established Internet Access Centre.