24x7 Library Facilities Centre:- 
Right at the left side of the basement of library is located 24x7 library facility centre which remains open round-the-clock throughout the year except the days shown in the Library Calendar and provides a wide area for reading and study. Daily locals, national and some international newspapers are displayed here. There is also a special discussion room available for the Students/Scholars.

Allama Iqbal Library Meeting Hall:-

At the left side of the basement of library is located the well decorated meeting hall which provides you with opportunities to conduct meetings with the eminent people of the valley and abroad.
A full catering service is also available at Library Meeting Hall from refreshments, working lunches to formal conference dinners etc.
The Hall has the following facilities:

  • A spacious main hall,  
  • An exhibition area,
  • Separate ladies/ gents toilet,
  • Free parking.

Ibn Khaldun Auditorium:- 
To facilitate the great environment for the events, library has a state-of-the-art and well furnished auditorium spread across a wide area. Numbers of functions and events are organized in the auditorium through out the year 
Takes care of binding work of journals, books and newspapers. 

Outer Counter/ Property Counter:- 
Users keep all his/her belongings at this counter except money, jewellery and notebooks against proper token. Users write their names on the visitors’ register. 
OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue):- 
It allows users to search for all materials (such as books, journals, etc.) available in the Library Collection. Library members can also check their library account. 
Browsing/Internet Access Centre:- 
Offers Internet/browsing service to the Faculty, students and others. Adequate assistance is provided to access information on web. Wi-Fi configuration of laptops is also done here. 
Circulation Counter:- 
Dedicated to the issue of library membership cards, Issue and return of books. 
Reference Section: 
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks and books on Kashmir are kept here. Personal help to the users in retrieving information from the library sources is given here. 
Text Books Section: 
Rich collection of core text books relevant to the courses taught in the university. Users can browse through the book racks and can also take the help from the section incharge in locating their relevant books. 
Lending Section:
Rich collection of general books/books relevant to the courses taught in the university is available. 

Urdu Section :- 
Books on literature and study of Urdu language are available. 
Urdu Backfiles :- 
Possesses books and journals on Urdu, Kashmiri, Islamic studies, Arabic and Persian etc. It also holds the special collection viz. Usmania Collection, Fyzee Collection

International Student Centre With a view to assist international students, Kashmir University has established International Students Centre in the Allama Iqbal Library in collaboration with the Department of Students Welfare of University.  It aims to cater to the needs of foreign student’s scholars pursuing  courses in  University of Kashmir . The students/scholars of the University who want to go abroad for their further studies are also assisted and  are provided the information regarding the International fellowships/scholarships at international platform and research guidance. The International student Centre (ISC) acts as the nodal agency that coordinates all the support related to the admission and welfare of the student. 


The International student Centre (ISC) provides a variety of quality services and programs to international students and scholars of different Countries and addresses the social and academic concerns of international students via interaction in different forms.  ISC offers Internet/browsing service to the students and adequate assistance is provided to access information on the web. It is a vibrant centre where activities like book reviews, video conferencing, film screening, face-to-face discussions with eminent personalities are conducted. The centre has these unique features like:---

  • Single Window
  • Networking, Interfacing
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Interaction on-arrival reception and orientation program

In addition, the books on International Issues like Conflict, Gender, International affairs, International Law, Global warming etc. to make the students of our university aware about International issues.

Mezzanine Floor:- 

  • Card Section
  • Processing Unit
  • Book Acquisition Unit


Library Innovation and IT Support Centre:- 

Allama Iqbal Library, Floor III

The Library Innovation & IT Support Centre hosts all the servers:-


1. Library Management Software Server.

2. Library Biometric Attendance Server.

3. Library Radio-frequency identification (RFID) Server.

4. Library Remote Access Server.

5. Network-attached storage Server.


The centre is also responsible for all the IT related works of the Library and maintains the Library IT setup. Besides, the centre offers counselling, consultancy, guidance and also assists users by organizing workshops and other Library related training programmes.

Science Backfiles:-
Besides Internet facility to research scholars, it also holds bound volumes of Science Backfiles comprising of wide range of subjects. 

Social Science Backfiles:-

Besides social science Backfiles, this section also houses good collection of Hindi and Sanskrit language literature and it also maintains archives of newspapers (Both Local & National) right from 1959. 

Less Used Collection Section:- 
Houses books, though less used but very useful and properly shelved, arranged and catalogued. In addition to this it also maintains Theses and Dissertations of various disciplines are shelved here in a systematic order. It also holds the Special Collection viz, 
• Tilok Chand Mehroom Collection (Donated by his son Prof. Jagan Nath Azad)