NUST libraries offer a rich collection of print resources (approx. 350,000) to support learning, teaching and research. The collection is divided into various sections such as Text Books, Reference Books, Circulation Books, Theses, Periodicals and NUST publications.
Keeping in mind the digitization and automation related international trends, NUST Central Library is also equipped with electronic books and journals. This collection consists of 142,000 e-books and 23,000 journals published from leading publishers of the world. Access to these resources is available through HEC Digital library programme. The full text dissertations and theses is available through ProQuest which contains 2.3 million entries in its database. The Library has also developed an Institutional Repository to store and manage the electronic resources such as e-books, e-theses, projects and NUST Archives. This collection supports NUST students, faculty members and researchers to access the resources in a more efficient way.
To maximize the students’ support, book bank facility is also available at NUST Central Library. Students are entitled to borrow books from this section for one complete semester.
Theses and Projects:
To facilitate the students in conducting their research on various topics, over 10,000 theses and projects completed by NUST students and faculty have also been made available in NUST Central Library. Such collections prove as good reference material for the current students who are conducting research / working on their theses and hence play a vital role in completion of their research work.
Archives enable society to undertake a wide range of roles that enable civilized communities to take root and flourish, enabling education and research. Central Library maintains a dedicated Archival Section with a range of archival collections. The aim of NUST Archives is to document and preserve archival material of historical significance, including important records, documents, photographs, artefacts/objects pertaining to the establishment and development of the University from its very inception.
A separate Periodicals Section is available in the library. NUST Central Library receives more than 100 research journals, 18 magazines, and newspapers to keep the students, faculty members and staff updated with latest research trends and current affairs. Numerous news letters, proceedings, reports and other periodical publications from different organizations are also available in Central Library.