Library acquires high quality instructional and other learning materials to enrich the perspective of its ever-increasing users and to get the measure of growing needs for research and teaching at university. The objective is to facilitate users’ requirements and demands of the curriculum and provide access to the information that can be utilized in all spheres of the academic as well as the professional lives. These resources foster lifelong learning, support innovation and creativity, helping knowledge development, and improving decision making process. The Library holds 50000+ collections of books, required readings, comparative analysis and other learning materials on academic as well as on various disciplines of general interest of the utmost importance. Almost 3000 works are added annually.
In addition to supporting course requirements and research needs, the general collection supplement the wide variety of patrons’ interests. This collection holds approximately 40,000 circulating titles.
The library maintains comprehensive reference materials. These include both general and specific subject reference materials. Reference collection includes basic research tools such as, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs and bibliographies on several topics. It also holds directories of associations and demographic data and reports.
Theses and Projects
The library acts as a depository for UMT research and maintains a collection of theses/dissertations/projects produced by students of final years graduating classes and also theses/dissertations published by other institutions of higher learning.
Text Books Collection
These are books that are on high demand and there are limited copies in the library. They are usually reserved and borrowing of these books is limited to some definite period of time. Normally these resources are consulted within the library. It consists of the textbooks, read-outs and photocopies of the articles recommended as course readings.
World Bodies Collection
The materials published by national and international research organizations like World Bank, United Nations, Asian Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, International Trade Centre, PIDE, ICG, SPDC are place separately in World Bodies Collections. This collection mostly contains world data, demographic statistics, and economic trends.
Library acquires Government Documents related to the study and research needs of its users. Theses documents highlight important statistic, budgets, census reports, economic surveys and other materials published by the provincial & federal government agencies, ministries & divisions.
Library maintains separate collection of books published in Urdu. This collection consists of Urdu Literature, Seerat-un-Nabi [PBUH], Islamic philosophy, theology, clash of civilizations, and translations of the Holy Qu’ran.
The importance of audiovisual materials and technologies as a source of learning and research is a matter of fundamental concern at UMT. The up-gradation, expansion and addition are solely exercised in the very right perspective of users’ needs. The aim is to support the course and research needs of students and provide them access to a large number of updated, current and basic learning materials in various formats. The audio visual collection consists of audio/video cassettes, CDs, and DVDs that contain UMT video recordings, current affair commentaries, interviews and biographies, environmental issues, globalization, culture and religion, gender and identity, psychology, motivational skills, leadership skills, language learning skills, IELTS, TOEFL and other international testing services preparatory materials.
We establish and spell out long-terms strategies to ascertain that a significant data is collected and preserved. We strengthen our repository of resources to provide access to wide-range of research materials. Library cultivates the atmosphere of research and development and explores it to the uttermost by escalating the UMT community’s awareness of research work and their relevance. Research publication collection is made up of research materials heavily used by the patrons for their research. Research reports based on industry analysis, working paper, term papers, and small size publications are placed in this collection.
Library houses annual reports of the companies listed at the stock exchanges in Pakistan for the utilization by the participants for analysis. At present, 5000 annual and half-yearly reports of more than 350 companies are available in the library.
Pakistan Foundation London Collection
The Library plays a pivotal role in harnessing socio-cultural, socio-intellectual and socio-academic aspects at UMT by offering a broad compass of public programmes and vigorously engaging people from all walks of community. Noteworthy individuals and esteemed organizations are invited to support the dignified cause of knowledge dissemination in variety of ways, incorporating through philanthropy, sponsorships and volunteering. Our strategic thrust is to join hands and seek partnerships to achieve specific goals. A collection of 5000+ books donated by Pakistan Foundation London (PFL), UK-based charity organization, committed for the noble cause of education, covering areas of psychology, political science, economics, management, leadership, home-economics, sports, arts, English literature, autobiographies etc are arranged in a this separate section. PFL collection contains certain rare books having publication dates varying from 1890s-1960s.
More than 300,000 selected newspaper and magazine articles, on 53 broader subject areas that include different sectors of the economy, national and international affairs, and social issues related to Pakistani society have been made available through Current Affairs Database (CAD) Collection. This collection is unique and one-of-its-kind in Pakistan and is of great help.
The library subscribes to 15 local and foreign newspapers including Financial Times, Khaleej Times, International Herald Tribune, and almost 150 current international and national journals and magazines. Periodicals are arranged subject-wise in an alphabetical order. Back volumes and issues are available in the archive section. Newspapers are listed in the periodical section. Latest issues of newspapers are displayed on the newspaper stand while back issues are housed in newspaper archive section.