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 Introduction    
 

Under the tree of Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad (Pakistan) a fruitful library of the NIHCR is a premier library in respect of its precious holdings and a comprehensive collection of materials in a specific field, academic discipline of research including primary and secondary sources, selected to meet the information needs of Institute’s Research Fellows and serious researchers. The NIHCR library was established in 1974 along with the Institute a unique research library of distance learning of Historical and Cultural Research. Its functions are acquiring rare print and non-print records then arrange in a systematic way to facilitate the users at National and International level. This library also provide Reference Service to the Researchers, Scholars, Teachers and Students. It possesses invaluable printed documents of many languages in different scripts expressly, English, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Sindhi which provide immense knowledge on the history. The books are shelves according to the Dewey decimal classification from 000 – 900 the areas of subjects are:

Library Science, Philosophy, Psychology, all religions Christians, Jews, Hindu, Sikhs and specially on Universal religion of Islam, Social Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Politics of the world, Political Parties to order All India Muslim League, Congress, International Relations, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Election, Education, Constitutional History of Pakistan and all around the world, various Languages History, Environments, Muslims Art and Architectures, Indian Art and Architecture, the literature, world history books covering civilization from Mesopotamian to Indus includes Harrapa and Mohenjodero, Biographies Books covering all the worlds famous personalities, Cambridge History of India, South Asia, 2000 volumes of Indian History books covering Muslim empires, Mughal periods, British Raj, 2500 volumes books of Pakistan History and freedom movements, Punjab past and present history, Sindh, Balouchistan and North West Frienter History, Bangladesh History, Afghanistan History, Central Asia, Iran, Iraq, Europe and America.

 

The NIHCR Library resources are kept in open access shelves to its all readers allowing every one to browse freely these resources. It contains over 50’000 volumes and also subscribed more than 60 periodicals/journals in various subjects. Also subscribes a number of newspapers. Back issues of periodicals are bound and preserved for future reference. It has four special corners one is only well-known personality Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah founder of Pakistan this corner provides all information about his life struggle and achievements. 2nd corner collection provides the knowledge about renowned personality Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a great literary figure and a social thinker of South Asia 3rd corner collection comprise of books mainly on Kashmir History, Culture, Civilization and traditions of the Kashmiri peoples. 4th corner reserved for NIHCR Publications.

Reference area of the NIHCR Library is just like a backbone of the library. This area consisting of fast finding tools such as almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, biographical sources, catalogues, concordances, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, glossaries, handbooks, indices, Indian yearbooks, Pakistan yearbooks, gazetteers and other information sources are available in the library but these reference books are not issued as a general policy and they need to be consulted in the library.

A large number of scholars, noted litterateurs and dignitaries visit the library frequently. Reputed personalities in the field of history and literature happened to visit and observe its collections in the 21st century. They have penned down their observations in the visitor’s book of the library and rated it as the unique collection richer than those of such other libraries of the Pakistan in the field of History.

 

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