Quality of education depends not only upon good infrastructure but also on a firm commitment from students and faculty alike. In tune with our vision to develop Allama Iqbal Library as one of the best academic libraries of the country, all our efforts are geared towards making it a trend setter in terms of quality services of higher standards. We are determined to provide extension services to produce and build dynamic knowledge power-house capable of contributing to the National development and welfare of society which is at par with the best. The testimony of the fact is that the Allama Iqbal Library is one of the first university libraries in India which got an ISO-9001 certification of excellence in the year 2008 for the quality infrastructure and services. Allama Iqbal Library has the credit for being one of the fully Automated University libraries of the country using latest RFID technology and the world-renowned integrated Library Management software Virtua from Innovative Interfaces California (earlier VTLS Virginia).
The Allama Iqbal Library along with its network of libraries is the largest library system in J&K State & caters to the academic needs of the university community consisting of faculty members, research scholars, post-graduate and diploma students in various disciplines. The Allama Iqbal Library has 16 Divisions in well decorated halls managed by qualified professional staff. The library also provides useful and research-oriented services to the reading community in calm, cozy and clean atmosphere. In order to support and sustain such efforts, we have created state of art infrastructure in the form of well-planned divisions and sections like International Student’s Cell, Library Auditorium, Meeting Hall, 24x7 Library facilities division, to name a few, with all modern aids and overall congenial environment. Although all these things have started exhibiting their signs in one form or the other, yet we need to remain ever ready to catch up with new trends while not forgetting our long cherished and well tested traditions.
To meet responsibilities towards the society, Allama Iqbal Library keeps on organizing various training programs, seminars, conferences and user awareness programmes and is doing a commendable work. Through our efforts, we are trying to convey a message about the developments made by the library, library profession in general, upcoming events and latest services to enhance our performance of the selfless services to society.
Prof. (Dr.) Peerzada Irshad Ahmad Shah