Welcome to Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology

Welcome to KIET Library. This is a multi-disciplinary learning space serving the faculty, students, researchers and staff of the university.


Promoting and facilitating Research, Scholarship, Collaboration, and Self-Directed Lifelong Learning. 


In academic institutions, faculty and library play an equally important role in educating students. Libraries are instrumental in the development of both student and faculty.

The library users benefit from the availability of online access to journals in various Digital Libraries through PC terminals, internet access for research, vast collection of CDs and DVD’s on various subjects and large air-conditioned reading rooms having separate carrels for self-study.

The Library Information System allows, both students and faculty, online search for available library resources on various criteria and this system effectively manages the issue/receipt and acquisition of library items i.e. books and magazines.







Currently, the library houses a unique and diverse collection of more than 18,500 books. Separate libraries at the KIET Creek Campus (Main Campus), Shahrah-e-Faisal Campus (City Campus) and North Nazimabad Campus support this crucial role of faculty and student development. Within a short period of time, the Institute has built an impressive collection of books in Engineering, Business Management, Computer Sciences, Media & Arts, English, Mathematics, English and Urdu literature and other general books.

KIET has well-established and organized air conditioned libraries having a covered area of 3981 sq.ft. A separate, well furnished, decorated and spacious air-conditioned ‘Reading Room’ is also a part Main Campus library. It has a capacity of more than hundred students having separate carrels, which provide a congenial environment for self-study.

PC terminals are available for the students where they have online access to thousands of journals in Digital Library. Over 50 journals and magazines of international repute are available for research and reference along with several English and Urdu newspapers. The Institute subscribes to the digital libraries of IEEE, ACM & link to HEC subscribed libraries containing thousands of journals and magazines.

Campus Library Facilities

Our Services


A set of three library cards is issued to all the students in their first semester so that they may avail the facility of library without any interruption. Students visit the front desk and borrow their books. These books are issued for a period of 15 days. After 15 days students are either to return their issued books or to get it re-issued. A book may be issued two times in one semester.


As stated earlier, our libraries also have reference sections. Students are allowed to used reference books however, reference books are not issued. Only on spot reading is allowed for reference books.


Our libraries allow the students to have any books or reading material photocopied for their permanent use. It will not be called issuing a book. Rather, it will be borrowing for photocopy.



Pakistan Education & Research Network is the only research and education network of Pakistan which was launched in 2002. The purpose of this national research and education network is to provide communication infrastructure to the universities, institutions of higher learning and research organizations to meet their networking and internet requirements. The network has evolved significantly and is providing valuable services, like high-speed internet, audio/video conferencing, access to digital library resources.

PERNHigher education commission of Pakistan (HEC) has also facilitated KIET with access to PERN (Pakistan Education and Research Network), which include:

(a)    Turnitin Software license for 300 users for the plagiarism check.

(b)   Access to multiple Research Journals.

(c)    Microsoft 125 users license (Operating System & Products)

(d)   20 MB dedicated high speed internet.

(e)  Availability of Digital Library up to 40 MB to KIET students & Staff.


Digital Library

A very big collection of core texts, reference and general books is available in the form of KIET’s digital library. Those students who do not want to get any book issued or the ones who wish to use softcopy avail this facility of digital library. Books of all disciples are available in this library. Students and faculty can access through their LMS login IDs.

Our Collection


Kiet uses dewey decimal classification (ddc) system to organize books. this system arranges books according to a book’s primary subject, and assigns each book a unique call number used to locate the book in the shelf. this method of organizing makes it easier to find books that may fit into several majors or departments.

Total Collection

The libraries have a vast variety of books related to multiple disciplines like Engineering, Management Sciences, Computer Sciences, Media & Arts, Humanities and general literature.Following is the total number of books for each discipline:
Besides these books, a good number of reference books and final year projects are available in all the libraries, the number of which keeps increasing every semester.
A significant number of current reference sources are available on reference shelves. The collection also contains dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories and bibliographies. Furthermore, final year projects are also kept not only for institute’s record but also for the purpose of guidance of junior students.

College Wise Books

Management Sciences
Computer Science
Media & Arts

Our Rules

library Timings

Do not hesitate to ask for help from the library staff whenever you feel the need or have difficulty in using library services & facilities at the following timings of all campuses.

Main campus

Monday to Friday                   
08:30 am till 03:40 pm

(Saturday, Sunday Off)

city campus

City Campus (Morning):

Monday to Friday                    08:30 am till 09:00 pm

City Campus (Weekend):

Saturday                                      03:00 pm till 09:00 pm

Sunday                                         09:00 am till 03:00 pm


North campus

North Campus (Morning):

Monday to Thursday              08:30 am till 03:30 pm

(Friday Off)

North Campus (Evening):

Monday to Thursday              05:30 pm till 09:00 pm

(Friday Off)

North Campus (Weekend):

Saturday                                      08:30 am till 09:00 pm

Sunday                                         09:00 am till 06:00 pm


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Contact Us


Head Librarian:  Ms. Jawaher Aleem      

Assistant Librarian: Mr. Naveed Mehmood 


Librarian: Ms. Tayyaba

Assistant Librarian: Mr. Naveed 


Librarian: Ms. Uffaq Aslam    

Librarian: Ms. Attra Zumma  

Ph: 021-36628381, 021-36679314
Ext:  124




Head Librarian:  Ms. Jawaher Aleem

Assistant Librarian: Mr. Naveed Mehmood