The library offers a multitude of services for its users through state-of-the art systems.

Borrowing Service

  • Faculty and staff of the Aga Khan University may borrow up to four items at a time for fourteen days.

  • Students at the Aga Khan University may borrow up to two items at a time for fourteen days.

  • Borrowed items may be renewed twice.

  • Rules on borrowing are available on our homepage.

Please contact the circulation desk or reach out to us by email at fas.library@aku.edu or call at 69800, if you have any borrowing or circulation concerns.


Self-Checkout Service (Coming soon)

The FAS Library has a self-checkout unit at the entrance.

  • Library members holding valid AKU ID cards have the option of checking out items themselves. 

  • Please follow the instructions displayed on the unit's screen while checking-out materials.

  • Regular borrowing rules apply in this case.

  • Make sure to collect receipt.



Laptop Lending Service

The FAS library provides laptops to its users during library opening hours for study purposes to use within library and learning commons. To utilize this service

  • Users must present their valid AKU ID card at the time of borrowing. 

  • Enter your personal information on the register available at the circulation counter.

  • Laptop must return before closing the library.


Reference Service

The library facilitates users in literature searching, database searching, guide users about the library resources, inform about impact factor of journals, authentic journal, and publisher etc. 

  • This service may avail in-person at the circulation desk.

  • Requests can email at faslibrary.karachi@aku.edu. Or call at 69800-69801 for appointments.


Ask Us : Online LibChat Service

The LibChat Service provides a one-on-one tool during working hours for website visitors to ask questions related to the library to a librarian. 

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Plagiarism Checking Service

The library provides a plagiarism checking service to promote originality within scholarly works and to preserve academic integrity.

  • Users can avail this service by sending in their research work to the library via email at turnitinhelp.pk@aku.edu.

  • The library processes the submission via Turnitin, and a similarity index report is generated.

  • The report sends to the requester within 4 to 5 working days.

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​Electronic Document Delivery Service

The library cooperates with its partner libraries to gain access to articles and literature not available through library subscribed resources.

  • Faculty, researchers, and students can avail this service by sending requests via email at faslibrary.karachi@aku.edu.

  • If available, a soft copy of the article is arranged for the requester within 3 to 5 working days.​​

​Digital Archiving Service

The AKU library manages and showcases institutional intellectual output; articles, books, and theses etc through digital institutional repository, eCommons to facilitate worldwide readership leading to an increase in the profile and prestige of the institution. It also provides a platform to the faculty and researchers for open-access web publishing (e-journals and e-books).  Library encourages faculty and researchers to submit their list of publications at faslibrary.karachi@aku.edu  to upload on the repository.  The repository can be access by clicking at https://ecommons.aku.edu/.

Media Group Study Rooms

There are four Media Study Group rooms available for students to promote collaborative and productive learning. These rooms are available Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.  These ro​​oms require booking in hourly slots. To book a room, contact at circulation counter in-person or call at 3486 69800 or email at faslibrary.karachi@aku.edu.