E-Resources Centre located at the 2nd Floor of Allama Iqbal Library is a very vibrant and vital centre of the Library. It provides current as well as archival access to around 8000+core and peer-reviewed online journals and number of bibliographic databases subscribed under centrally-controlled and centrally-financed e-ShodhSindhu consortium (eSS) and Library self-subscriptions. Besides the online resources, print journals, newspapers and magazines relating to various fields are also available for the users in the centre. The centre also provides Remote Access Facility (RemoteXs) to all the registered users of Library including faculty members, research scholars, students and staff members of University of Kashmir to access all the subscribed e-resources through its state-of-the-art cloud hosted Remote Access Facility (RemoteXs Portal) from anywhere, anytime. The RemoteXs Portal can be accessed at https://uok.remotexs.in/user/login
The centre is fully air-conditioned and is equipped with 25 Networked Computer Systems for browsing various subscribed online resources by the users. The Centre arranges periodic training programme (User Education) for users about various resources available in the centre both in print and online format. Besides, there is training opportunity for interested users who may not want to wait for the periodic training programme. The centre encourages the users to take advantage of the huge collection of resources available in the centre in their quest for advancement and excellence in various fields of knowledge. The center has separate washroom facility for male and female members.
Allama Iqbal Library has been amongst first fifty (50) University Libraries of India selected by the University Grants Commission in its first phase that began in the year 2004 for free online access to peer reviewed scholarly journals (published from all over the world) under its erstwhile UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium. The UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, one of the largest consortium in India, was launched in December 2003 by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the then President of India to support education and research in universities. The consortium proved to be a recipe to University Libraries which have been discontinuing subscription to scholarly journals because of “Serial Crisis”.
Since 2015, Allama Iqbal Library has been one of the active members of e-ShodhSindhu Consortium (eSS) for Higher Education E-Resources which is being executed by INFLIBNET Centre and has been formed by MHRD, Govt. of India as a result of merging of three consortia initiatives, namely UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, NLIST and INDEST-AICTE Consortium. These e-resources covered in eSS, covers almost all subject disciplines.