We offer a transformational experience that occurs beyond the confines of the classroom.
The library iportal provides access to the library catalogue and secure access to patron accounts. Users can carry out many transactions like reissuing books
The Gad & Birgit Rausing Library at Lahore University of Management Sciences serves as a centre for information resources and knowledge for the faculty, researchers, and students through its wide range of collections, competent staff, and high-quality infrastructure and innovative services. Currently, the Library has a collection of over 290,000 books and documents, access to 219,298 online books, 2500 Audio Visuals, CDs & DVDs, and subscriptions to 250 print journals. It also provides campus-wide and off-campus access to over 45,000 full-text online research journals published between the 1800s and the present. The Library maintains press clippings from leading national newspapers on 51 broad subject areas related to Pakistan's business and economy. It also indexes more than 25 major Pakistani business & social science periodicals in the Pakistan Periodicals Index database. It also offers external membership services for corporate organizations, institutions, individual executives, and researchers with certain conditions. The Library is operated by qualified and experienced professionals, all dedicated to providing high-quality, innovative services.
Our mission is to excel in supporting the academic and scholarly endeavors of our users, in their core instructional and research requirements by utilizing the best possible resources, systems, and services.
The Gad & Birgit Rausing Library at Lahore University of Management Sciences serves as a centre for information resources and knowledge for the faculty, researchers, and students through its wide range of collections, competent staff, and high-quality infrastructure and innovative services.
Students, staff, faculty, RAs, TAs, and researchers are entitled to library membership. Besides that, the Library provides access to people outside the university community through its external membership services. Students become members of the Library upon their admission at LUMS. However, they must sign the "Relationship Form" to activate their membership. All registered users are entitled to borrow materials from the Library. Borrowing privileges may differ depending on the membership category. This is important to understand that items on reserve, Audio/Videos, textbooks, journals, reference books, and CDs/DVDs, cannot be issued. Any material borrowed from the Library is subject to recall.
The Library's electronic resources are growing at a fast pace. It provides access to a wide range of electronic resources, including e-databases, e-journals, and e-books, accessible on campus and off-campus through VPN.
The Library orientation sessions are held regularly to enhance the information literacy of the students to help them to strengthen their academic learning. The information literacy sessions can be held in small groups or in the form of in-class sessions. It includes orientation programs, hands-on training, in-class sessions, workshops, and seminars on various instructional and research tools like Endnote, SPSS, Latex, and the use of different electronic databases. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org for orientation and we will organize a session for you.
The library provides instructional programs to maximize the use of library resources and services. It includes orientation programs, hands-on training, in-class sessions, workshops, and seminars on various instructional and research tools like Endnote, SPSS, Latex, and the use of different electronic databases. Please send your request to email@example.com for orientation and we will organize a session for you.
If a document or a journal article is not available in Gad & Birgit Rausing Library or locally, the library has arrangements to provide it through international sources electronically. The library provides it through the Internet by paying charges to the service providers. This electronic document supply service has been designed to support research projects. If a particular item is not available in our collection, the library has arrangements to acquire it from other libraries, both within the country and abroad. ILL request forms are available at the circulation desk.
The Library has developed these guides on core subject areas using state of a art content management system, LibGuides. This service enables library users to find their required content on specific subject areas through a customized interface. Guides on all subject areas and their relevant courses have been developed and are regularly updated by the relevant library staff.
The library iportal provides access to the library catalog and secure access to patron accounts. Users can carry out many transactions like reissuing books online, reserving checked-out items, viewing fine details, initiating book purchase requests, exporting bibliographic records, and reviewing, ranking, and tagging library items. Patrons can save a search query for future retrieval, set alerts by email, and use RSS for books and journals of interest.
Weekly book lists of exciting new releases, bestsellers, classics, and more.
The library facilitates LUMS faculty's access to online plagiarism detection and management software i-e Turnitin. Library also provides similarity reports and certificates according to HEC rules for final thesis and projects. For similarity Index reports and certificates contact:
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Reference services through helpdesks. Three active specialized helpdesks have been set up to provide in-depth reference and research support. All helpdesks provide services till 8:00 pm on all working days. Users may make queries by telephone, fax, and e-mail.
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We offer a transformational experience that occurs beyond the confines of the classroom.
For over thirty years, the brightest and most exceptional minds from across the world have selected LUMS as their university of choice.
The library has an extensive collection of over 292,000 printed and 220,000+ online books, 45,000+ journals, and 3200 other materials including audio, videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs, etc.
The library has a rich and diverse collection of materials, especially in terms of breadth and depth of coverage.
LUMS Library offers diverse sitting to its students. Strict protocols are followed to provide a unique and peaceful reading space to its users.
The Library is continuously introducing user-focused innovative information access and retrieval systems.
The library has established its reputation in the country by providing excellent services and facilities to fulfill the information needs of its users. It uses state-of-the-art technology and systems.
The virtual tour provides a realistic 360-degree view of LUMS Library and its facilities.
The Library has remained infective throughout the pandemic. It never locked down. With its digital footprint and reach, the LUMS library has kept on welcoming virtual and physical visitors. I believe the Library is a big catharsis in our lives and would love to see its contagious positivity spread far and wide, even outside the University.
The Library is very well-resourced with an impressive collection of materials related to South Asia and Pakistan. The staff is extraordinarily helpful and knowledgeable, going above and beyond to assist with research, teaching, and learning.
I have been borrowing books with great ease, sometimes requesting the Library to arrange for books issued to others, both faculty and students. I asked the staff to download books and articles for me, which was done promptly. I have had an excellent experience with the library staff.
I have been truly impressed with the helpfulness and dedication of the library staff. They have been instrumental in helping me find several difficult to acquire books and have always responded extremely quickly when I have requested help accessing particular articles! They were also very helpful in guiding me through the complicated ISSN registration process.
I am very satisfied with the service and cooperation of the staff in Library. Particularly during the Covid-19 time, as I get things even when it is late in the evening or weekend. I get things very quickly, and I congratulate all of you for this help and cooperation.
LUMS Library services did a phenomenal job during the COVID 19. When we were forced to lock ourselves at home by the pandemic and offer online courses, the LUMS library services offered the life line. They were always there, efficient as supportive as ever. I cannot imagine working from home without the prompt responses and the timely resources they supplied. Kudos to them for a phenomenal job at a very trying and difficult time. Well done !!!
I just wanted to say the library services during Covid-19 were the most helpful thing at the University for me. It would have been literally impossible for me coming in as a new faculty member to have made the transition so well without the patient advice I have been offered along the way for in-person and digital acess. In addition, the library has been incredibly supportive with the books I have requested, and made every effort to find soft and hard copies for me. My students benefit tremendously from the readings I am able to share with them for this reason, as does my research work. Thank you so much for all that you do!!
The library’s collection and its supportive staff is one of the best things at LUMS. The staff is keen to support faculty’s teaching and research by acquiring books and articles in addition to helping with photocopying and scanning. I have always been delighted by the positive attitude of library’s staff and their shared love of books and knowledge. It is a sanctuary that is well preserved. In the times of Covid-19 Pandemic, they have demonstrated that they are essential workers whom we have been taking for granted. The library and the people who work here are an invaluable asset of LUMS.
Personally, I have been quite happy with the services provided by the Library. The staff has been very courteous and cooperative. The Library has also procured books on my request within a few weeks. So, overall excellent work despite budget constraints in recent years. Please keep it up.
Eight years at LUMS and I have always felt extremely well-supported by the LUMS Library facilities as well as its staff. The colleagues at the library have been stars: prompt, polite, professional, and always going out of the way to assist me and my students – may it be locating resources.
Our librarians at LUMS are wonderful - always prompt, always polite, and always resourceful. I have never been disappointed, whether it's about a request I've made for a book or article, I could not find in the catalog, or I needed any of the services the Library offers such as the similarity.
During the pandemic the library has been an essential part of students’ learning experience by providing continuous access to online resources and web portals to help develop critical inquiry and intellectual growth. We thank the library staff for their hard work and commitment in adapting to the...
"The LUMS Library has been the University's lifeline, keeping the academic activity alive even during the strict lockdown starting in March 2020. Without the dedication and commitment of the Library staff, it would have been impossible for the students and the faculty to continue with their courses and research work."
"Library was all responsive online during Covid as it used to be before. Well done, library team."