Libraries deliver wide range of academic services that support teaching, learning and research of faculty and students and provide an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library programs and facilities to serve culturally diverse and academically talented population of the institute. The libraries provide stimulating environment and learning spaces, and customer-centered services supported by leading edge technologies.
Libraries provide proactive reference services through ‘Circulation Desk’ and ‘Information Desk’, Public Services Unit lead by Reference Librarian is responsible to handle this service. Patrons may also visit ‘Ask for Support’ page or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 021 36440055-56 ext 332-334 for further assistance.
Libraries extend borrowing services to the registered members (faculty, students and staff) governed by the borrowing privileges, rules and policies. The Library materials can be borrowed and returned at the circulation desks at both of the campuses.
The Library materials borrowed by any member can be renewed or re-issued, three times at maximum. However, the materials requested for reserve can be renewed.
Library materials borrowed by other members can be reserved at the circulation desk of either campuses by filling in ‘materials’ reservation form’. A recall/receive notification via an email or phone call is sent to the borrower/requester.
Patrons may ask for searching assistance or fill in ‘Searching Assistance Form’ at the circulation counter or downloaded for BAH Website: library.hamdard.edu.pk if any of the material listed as ‘available’ in online catalog but appears to be missing at the shelves. Shelving Assistant will initiate the search by verifying the status and shelving location, requester will be notified through email/phone about the status.
Incase patrons need an item which is not available in institute’s library collection, library will attempt to borrow it from another library within the city/country through ‘Inter-Library Loan’ arrangement. Check holdings of the library carefully before requesting an item through ILL.
Library Staff helps patrons to ease them in conducting a literature search on a particular subject or topic and may facilitate in Choosing right resources for your search Identifying materials closely related to the research topic
Document delivery Services
This service supports scholarly research by obtaining research articles not available within the scope of resources subscribed by the institute’s library system. Document Delivery Service basically encompasses the delivery of any kind of documents that cannot be arranged through traditional ILL channels.
Information Literacy Support
‘Research Support Staff’ of ‘Reference Services Unit’ generates customized subject bibliographies of the available resources for instructional and research support and deliver to the faculty and students to assist them either to design a course outline or to complete a research project or assignment.