Library collection is obviously one of the most important basic
resources upon which the utility of library depends. PDCN Library
provides a wide range of books, journals and other reading materials in
English and Urdu. Library stock consists of 18,000 books on variety of
This is the main collection comprising high quality selected books.
This collection is organised according to Dewey's Decimal
Classification Scheme and shelved subjects wise according to call
numbers (100-999) pasted on the spine of each item. Books are available
for circulation to all registered library members for specific book
A significant number of current reference sources are available on
reference shelves. Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, handbooks, directories,
yearbooks, atlases and bibliographies are distinct feature of this
collection. The reference books can only be consulted within the
The library is subscribed to more than 17 national and
international journals and four magazines. The current issues of the
periodicals are displayed on shelves in the library. Back volumes of
these periodicals are bound and shelved separately.
Multimedia section provides access to audiovisual material, CD-ROMs, and DVDs.
The library is maintaining newspaper clippings from two major
national dailies (Dawn, Jang) on 10 different broad subject areas
related to academic programmes.
Dissertations of AKU-IED students from 2004 onwards are available for only reference purpose and consulted within library.