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Central Library QUEST Nawabshah


The Central Library started the functioning in new state of the art building located near Multipurpose Hall since December 2018. The New building provides the congenial and cool atmosphere to students for the reading. New Air Conditioners are installed to provide the cooling facility. The Library building has the capacity to accommodate 1200 readers at a time in various sections. The Library remained opened on each working day from 8 am to 9 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. The Central library has 66210 books and 15915 titles are in current stock. These books are related to Engineering, science and Technology, which is being housed in the Central Library building near B-Sector. A good number of Engineering and Technology research Journals from the USA and UK and other countries are on current subscription. Local periodicals and journals are also acquired for enhancing the knowledge of students in current affair and every day science and technology. All the technical functions of Central Library (cataloguing, classification, circulation, accessioning, etc) are automated and the link of OPAC (online public access catalogue) is placed on the webpage of QUEST. The opac can be accessed through the link http://opac.quest.edu.pk

There are 9810 Textbooks are available in Book Bank Scheme Section for the Students. These Books are issued to Students on nominal charges. 5% Rental fees of total price of a book has been charged. Every Student can get issue the 05 Books from this Section for entire semester.

Circulation Section is fully equipped with the latest books on all the existing disciplines of Engineering and allied science. Every student can get issued 05 books for period of one month from this Section. The enrolled students have to apply online on given link of google forms and Rs.100 shall be deposit through challan in Bank to get register themselves for the library membership. The Central Library will issue the Barcode and QR Code enabled identity card to the registered students. The card is valid for all the sections and services of University Library.

There are more than 5560 thesis are available in this section. The student can get these thesis and study in the Reference Section only. The entire record of thesis (Title, Author, Subject) are also uploaded on OPAC, the students can also search their required thesis through QUEST Library OPAC.

The Reference section of Central library is very rich. A copy of each new arrival book is placed in Reference section for the Reference purpose. The two Reference halls provide the congenial atmosphere to users with fully air-conditioning facility. The Reference books like ASTMS standards, encyclopedia of science and Technology, encyclopedia of Britannica, yearbooks, subject encyclopedias and dictionaries are available to assist the Students in their studies and research. An Electronic magnetic security system is installed for the collection of Reference section.

The QUEST has the full text access of major resources through HEC National digital library program. There are more than 23000 research journals and 1,44,000.00 ebooks are full text accessible in QUEST premises. The prominent resources are IEEE , ASTM, Ebray , AAPT, ASCE, AMS, springer link , wiley interscience, etc. These resources are fulltext accessible on QUEST IP (within QUEST Premises) however the VPN account has been issued to all researchers to access these resources from their homes.

Ebook Repository
The Central Library established an ebook repository where 15000 ebooks are uploaded in pdf format. The collection in this repository comprises on all existing disciplines of QUEST. These ebooks can be downloaded from the local network of QUEST i.e http//:

QR Code Technology:
The Central Library initiated the QR Code technology for library services. Entire Reference Collection is QR Coded. Students Library Membership Cards are also QR Coded. With the help of QR Code technology the students can reach to full text online availability of their required book. QR Code Technology can be used through smart phone with QR Code Scanner app. (available free on google play store).

IT Facilities
A digital library section is available to use and search online resources at first floor Central library building, where 40 computers with internet connection are placed for the students. The separate digital library section is available at first floor for the faculty members and research scholars to use online resources. The printing and scanning facility is also available for the users. Besides this, entire library building is covered with WIFI internet connection. The Students can easily use the internet on their lap tops /smart phones anywhere in the library building.

The Central library regularly organizes the training workshops/sessions for the Students on effective use of library OPAC/ebook repository/HEC digital library resources. The Central Library also organizing a book fair every year and invite the leading publishers /book/sellers from entire country to display their valuable collections. The Central library regularly purchases the latest books on the existing subjects through University Library Committee.



Mr. Ghulam Farooq Channar
Incharge Librarian
Ph# 0244-9370381-4 Ext. 2308


Quaid-e-Awam University
Sakrand Road, Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan
Ph#: 0244-9370381-5

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