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 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:
Ibn Khaldun Auditorium:-
- A spacious main hall,
- An exhibition area,
- Separate ladies/ gents toilet,
- Free parking.
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.
Dedicated to the issue of library membership cards, Issue and return of books.
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.
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.
Rich collection of general books/books relevant to the courses taught in the university is available.
RFID card Printing Section
Dedicated for printing RFID Smart Cards for the Library users
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
Adequate Xerox, printing and allied services are available for users at nominal rates.
International Resource Cell (IRC):-
The British High Commission has established International Resource Cell in the Library where resources on Gender Studies, International relations, Economics, Politics, Conflict Management, Sociology etc. are available to the users. It is a vibrant centre where activities like book reviews, video conferencing, film screening, face-to-face discussions with eminent personalities and workshops are held regularly, besides access to some indispensable source materials both in print and electronic form.
- Processing Unit
- Book Acquisition Unit
e –Resources centre on the 2nd floor of the Allama Iqbal Library gives access to various online resources including a number of databases. Besides the online resources, current journals in print relating to various fields are available to the users in this centre. The Centre, with 53 computers and well equipped audio-video lab. has evoked a good response from the user community.
It is one amongst fifty university libraries of India selected by the University Grants Commission for free online access to scholarly journals (published from all over the world) under its UGC-INFONET programme.
Library Innovation and IT Support Centre:-
Responsible for Computerization/Automation, data migration, import/export of data and data generation compatible to International Standards such as MARC21, AACR-2, MARCXML and ISO-2709
This Section also acts as a nodal agency for networking of Libraries and Information centres in colleges affiliated with University of Kashmir and institutions of higher education in Jammu and Kashmir State with an aim to promote scholarly communication and resource sharing.
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.
4th FLOOR/ SCIENCE BACKFILES
Besides Internet facility to research scholars, it also holds bound volumes of Science Backfiles comprising of wide range of subjects.
6th FLOOR/ SOCIAL SCIENCE BACKFILES
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)