Book Lending

All registered users are entitled to borrow books. Lending privileges differ for various categories. Please inquire at the circulation desk for your eligibility. Online renewal and reservation services are also available. To borrow books, please present your library relationship card at the circulation desk.

Reference Service through helpdesks

Three active specialized Help Desks have been set up to provide in-depth reference and research support. All helpdesks provide services till 8:00 pm in all working days. Users may make queries by telephone, fax, and e-mail

  • Business & Economics Helpdesk

    It handles queries from Seleman Dawood School of Business and Economics faculty, students and researchers.

  • Humanities, Social Sciences & Law Helpdesk

    Provides reference and research suppport to faculy, students and researchers in the field of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law & Policy.

  • Science & Engineering Helpdesk

    Handles queries of students, faculty and researchers of School of Science and Engineering in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering & Mathematics.

CD-ROM Workstations

Four terminals are dedicated for CD-ROM databases searching including full-text information, abstracts, indexes, and international trade statistics.

Online Workstations

Every computer at LUMS is online workstation and can be used to search library catalogue and full text online resources. Gad & Birgit Rausing Library catalogue is searchable from any part of the world having internet connection.

Searching Assistance

In case an item is not located on the shelf, inquiry can be made at the circulation desk. A search will then be initiated and the user will be notified when the required item is found. The found item will be held at the Circulation Desk for two days for the user to pick up.

Instructional Support

The library generates subject bibliographies of the available resources for instructional support. These bibliographies are delivered to the faculty for course designing and to students for their research projects and assignments.

Reprographic Service

Two self-service photocopying machines are available in the library. Pre-paid photocopying cards can be purchased from the accounts department.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Library provides remote access to full text online databases and journals resources to its faculty, researchers and graduate & postgraduate students. They can avail this service from remote locations providing their LUMS network credentials at


Wireless connectivity to internet is available at both floors of the library. Patrons can use their laptops/notebooks with build-in wireless adaptor to avail this server.

External Membership Services

Library provides services outside LUMS community. Please see details regarding External Membship Services