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“To provide the right information,
to the right user, at the right time”.


About Library

LibraryThe Urban Unit Library provides a brilliant example of the collaborative and interactive relation between research and information within the intellectual & electronic environment. There are more than 3500 books in the state of the art library on urban development related subjects and more than 15000 research material.The library collection is multi-faceted and reflects the Urban Unit’s research wellbeing in the following subjects and themes: Urban Planning & Development, Municipal Finance, Urban Transport, Water & Sanitation, and Solid Waste Management.

In addition to this the library has books on Geographic Information System (GIS), Environmental Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, Social Research Methods, Psychology, Religion, History, Geography, and IT etc. Some reference tools are also acquired like atlases, census reports, economic survey data reports, budget and development plan documents, documents pertaining to important legislations, news clippings development reports and institutional reports, research reports, project reports of varied nature. Some national newspapers, and subscribed international journals & magazines are also part of the Library.

Books collection on five major urban sectors:

The main collection encompasses high worth discriminatory books related to the Urban Planning & Development, Municipal Finance, Urban Transport, Water & Sanitation, and Solid Waste Management. Additionally library has the books on Geographic Information System (GIS), Environmental Sciences, Law, Social Science, Social Research Methods, Psychology, Religion, History, Geography, and Literature etc.

Special collection on Punjab province:

District Census Reports, Master Plans of Big Cities, Maps of Big Cities, District/Cities Census Reports, Planning commission I & II, Development Plans and Budgets of Punjab Cities and other Government documents. Urban Unit publications: Library covering team research production e.g. Projects, Research Reports, Newsletters, Research Assignments, and the other research publications of UU sectors in separate setting.

International Societies collection:

The library has spectacular publications of the World Bank, the United Nations, Asian Development Bank, and UN-HBITAT on urban infrastructure and issues. The library has separate segment to dwelling these publications.


The library has subscribed serial collection of national and international journals and magazines on urbanization, GIS, waste management, water, environment and general disciplines in print format.

Press Clippings:

The library is sustaining press clippings from major national daily newspapers on different subject areas related to urban and social issues. More than 4000 urban sector related press clippings since 2007 are the part of vertical files.


There is a remarkable collection of United Nation Agencies Reports, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, IFC, ADB, State Bank, WWF, PMDFC, Govt. of Punjab, FBS demographics and data Reports.

Internet Downloaded Material:

Internet downloaded material based on urban sector related subjects and topics. Its collection is more than 20,000 articles/Titles.

Reference Section:

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Atlases, Manuals, Guides and Surveys are the major part of reference tools.


National Urdu & English Newspapers.

Rules & Regulations:

Reference to the rules for library users which are approved from the authorities.

Rules and Regulations

  1. The number of books will be issued, 2 books only for 7 days.
  2. Presentation of a valid library card is must for any checking at the circulation desk. .
  3. Loan may be renewed for further 7 days (only one time) if the same book has not been reserved by another user. Overdue books will not be reissued.
  4. Reference Material, CD- ROMs, annual reports, pamphlets, current/bound periodicals, reports and newspapers cannot be checked out. They can only be consulted within the library premises. Photocopy facility is available where copyright rules permit.
  5. Books already checked-out by some other user can be reserved. On receiving the book, the librarian will inform the requesters to collect the book. If the book is not collected within two days, the reservation would be considered cancelled.
  6. If accidentally lost or misplace a material and could not find it, report this fact to the librarian immediately to avoid further overdue fine, provided cost of the material is paid immediately, otherwise fine will go on accumulating.
  7. Books accidentally damaged should be reported so that suitable assessments can be made and damages paid.


The violation of rules may be result in the following fines:


Rs. 50 per book (material) per day for first 10 days. Actual current price of the book (material) will be deducted from the pay thereafter.


In case of loss or damage, the library user will be replaced the material.


This material (which is already reserved for any user) is issued for three hours only. If the material is not returned within the allocated time, he/she will be charged Rs. 10 on each extra.

  1. Do not write, underline or mark any material Do not mutilate the material. Library material is carefully examined on the return and the borrower will be held responsible for the damage.
  2. After reading, leave the books on the table or on the trolley. Please do not shelve the books.
  3. Complete Silence should be observed except for the brief and subdued talk with the library staff at reference desk or during the study group discussions.
  4. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the library.
  5. Drinks and eatables are not allowed in the library.