The UHS library is a specialized medical/health sciences library intended to serve the
faculty, students, researchers and staff of the university. The library has a plentiful and
diversified collection of information resources. The collection of the library is developed in
line with the require ments of offered courses as well as to support research endeavors being
undertaken at the university. Providing support to scholarly pursuits and research activities
along with curriculum related needs of the students and faculty of the university are the
determinants for selection and procuring new library material. The UHS library is exploiting
state-of-the-art technology and systems. Library is utilizing open source integrated library
system i.e. Koha, to automate its operations. Similarly, EM based security system has been
deployed to secure the library collections. The collection of the library is being added, with a
steady pace, to keep the collection updated. Besides books on hardcore medical subjects,
library also possesses some books of popular literature and Islam. Currently, UHS library
houses over 6,000 printed and 50,000 electronic books, 35,000 electronic journals are
accessible across the campus. Library also owns other materials including audios, videos,
CD-ROMS, DVDs, etc. In order to provide maximum facilitation to faculty and students of the
university, seminar libraries have also been established within the academic departments of
the university. These seminar libraries help faculty of concerned department to fulfill their
information needs immediately. The professional and para-professional staff of the UHS
library remains available round the clock to assist library users in their academic endeavours
through high quality innovative services.
The books and other reading materials are arranged subject wise into various sections. The
library material has been classified through internationally recognized; the Dewey Decimal
classification scheme, which provides basis to catalogue and shelving of information
The library has a range of collections both in print and electronic formats. The major
This is the main collection containing high quality selective books related to the UHS
academic programmes. The major subject areas are Anatomy, Allied Health Sciences,
Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemical Pathology, Family Medicine, Forensic
Sciences, Human Genetics & Molecular Biology, Haematology, Immunology, Medical
Education, Microbiology, Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology, Nursing, Oral Biology, Oral
Pathology, Physiology, and Pharmacology. The general collection also contains some
selected books on famous literature and Islam.
A variety of current reference sources are available In the library. This collection also
contains dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.
The library provides access to a number of electronic resources which include more than
35,000 e-journals and e-books. Access to these resources is available across the campus.
UHS Digital Library
UHS library is planning to create its own digital library with the help of open source
technologies. The UHS digital library will contain digital resources such as electronic books,
faculty research, student projects and thesis and presentations.
Library Systems and Services
A help desk has been set up to provide in-depth reference and research support. Users can
send their queries through telephone, and a-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or EXT. 333
Presently, UHS library does not offer lending services. However, students can read the
library books with in the library. We are in process to initiate circulation services and these
will be started very soon.
The library is a Wi-Fi hot spot. Patrons can use any device with a built-in wireless adaptor to
avail this service.
Inter Library Loan (ILL)
UHS library has made special arrangements to obtain books and other information material
through inter library loan from other libraries and information centres, if a book or item is not
available in the library. Request can be places through I nter Library Loan Request Form
Research Support Services
The library does its best to facilitate its patrons in searching for relevant literature in order to
support their academic and research endeavors.
Information Literacy Programs
The library provides instructional programs to maximize its patrons' use of library resources
and services. These include orientation programmes, hands-on trainings, in-class sessions,
and workshops and seminars on various instructional and research tools like Turnitin,
Endnote, SPSS, and also on the use of various electronic databases.
Plagiarism Detection Management Services
The library facilitates UHS faculty's access to online plagiarism detection and management
softwares, such as Turnitin.
The library facilitates researchers, faculty and students of the university in managing their
citations/bibliographies. For this purpose, we are exploiting commercial as well as free-of-
cost citation management tools. These tools include End Note, Ref Works, Mendeley and
Zotero. The library also provides hands-on training in effectively utilize these resources.
Document Delivery Service
The library has special arrangement with international document supply centers. If a journal
article is not available within library holdings or online databases, the library can get it
delivered electronically. The electronic document delivery service is restricted to research
projects only. If you could not find your required electronic resource, you can write to us at:
(Iibrarian@uhs.edu.pk). We shall try to find your required document and respond within 24
On Line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
We are also pleased to share that an integrated library management system has been
deployed in the library. Technical processing and data entry of library resources is
underway. A web OPAC will be launched soon after the completion of data entry. This is
also one among the pre-requisites for offering automated circulation services
Table Of Contents And Provision Of Articles & Electronic Books
The library regularly sends table of contents of subscribed resources to faculty of the
university. Full text articles, in print or electronic format, are also provided on request. Form
to subscribe table of contents service is available at (Provide link E-resource Request Form)
or at library helpdesk. Send your requests related to full text articles at email@example.com.
Users can also request for electronic books through E-resource Request Form (Provide link)
In order to facilitate library users, UHS library also provides paid printing, photocopying and
scanning facilities on following rates:-
Photocopy @ Rs. 2/- per page
Printing (Black & White) @ Rs. 3/- per page