A.The library’s collection covers a wide range of subjects including Computer Science, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Business, Physics, Electronics, Telecommunication, Law, Education, English language and literature, ELT, Accounting, Management, Banking, HRM, Organizational behavior, Leadership, Textile Technology, Marketing, Religion Urdu literature. Reputed journals are also provided on the subjects mentioned above.

A.Current journals are displayed besides the main entrance of the library. (Daily newspapers are also available there). We however request our users to read the newspapers and journals within the journal section.

A. No, Journals are non-circulating material. They are only lent out for photocopy purpose if photocopying facility is not available in the library. If they do leave the library they must be returned immediately after photocopying.

A. You can avail the borrowing facility of the library if you are:

  • Students with valid UMT card
  • Employee of UMT
  • Faculty member
  • Honorary member


CategoryBorrowing PrivilegesTime Period
Undergraduate students 4 14 days
Graduate students (MBA, MS) 6 14 days
Postgraduate students (/MPhil/PhD) 10 14 days
Faculty 30 90 days
Visiting Faculty 6 14 days
HoDs 6 14 days
Staff 4 14 days

A.The library comprise of the following sections:

  • Journals/Magazine section
  • Reference section
  • Text books section
  • World Bodies
  • Government of Pakistan Publications
  • Urdu Collection
  • CAD Collection
  • Company reports section
  • Theses and projects
  • Audio visual section
  • General collection

A.The arrangement of the books is done according to a classification system called Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). This is one of the most renowned library classification systems being used throughout the world. In this classification, knowledge has been divided into ten classes from 000-999

Classification numbers Used for
000 Generalities (computer science, media and communication etc.)

100 Philosophy and Psychology
200 Religion
300 Social Sciences
400 Language
500 Pure Sciences
600 Applied Sciences/Technology
700 Arts and sports
800 Literature
900 Geography and History

Books are arranged in ascending order from 000—999 on the shelves. Each & above main classes have their subclasses. For example:

600 is used for applied sciences
650 for Management and auxiliary services
658.4 for General Management
658.5 for Executive Management
658.49 for Personal aspects of executive management
658.492 for Leadership

A.At the UMT library, spine label bears four things. For example:

RRow (1)
58.4 (2)
HEL-E (3)
20612 (4)

Row (1)

Row(1) is the indication of section like R stands for reference section, T stands for textbooks, and W. B. stands for world bodies section etc. Books of general collection section have no such mark. This means that these can be borrowed and others can not.

Row (2)

Row(2) is the classification number, which we have assigned from the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). Its arrangement is in ascending order from 000-999.

Row (3)

Row(3) is the indication of Authors or Bookmark. The author mark is combination of the first three characters of the author’s last name and first character of the title of the book (avoiding the, a, an). In the above example, the title of the book is “Essential manager’s manual” written by “Robert Heller”. We took “HEL” from the author’s last name and “E” from the title of the book. So the complete author mark of the book will be “HEL-E”. In case of absence of the personal author e.g. (editor, translator, compiler etc.) we use the first three letters of the title of both.

Author mark or bookmark helps us in arranging the books on the shelves. When there are many books under the same classification number, and the classification numbers are the same for more than one book, we arrange them, firstly according to classification number from 000-999 (in ascending order), then in alphabetical order from A to Z. In this practice, we consider each letter of author or bookmark one by one.

Row (4)

Row(4) is the accession number of the library. It is basically the inventory number of the Accession Register. This is the unique number, which is from 1-n and is allotted when the library material is brought in the library record. It also helps in arrangement of the books on the shelves. When classification and author mark or book mark are the same, we arrange the book firstly according to classification number then according to author mark or book mark and in case same of the above, we arrange the books through accession numbers from 1-n.

A.All above mentioned four rows are collectively called “call number”. This is the order of the book on the shelves. You can trace the book through this call number.

A.The following are eligible to use the UMT library.

  • Students of UMT
  • Employees of UMT
  • Permanent faculty members of UMT
  • Visiting faculty members of UMT
  • Honorary members of the UMT library

A.Students have to present their valid UMT card, which is non-transferable.Employees have to prove their identification with UMT employee card, duly attested by HR department.

Permanent faculty members also have to present their cards certified by the HR Department.

For visiting faculty, separate library card will be issued for one semester, which must be returned after semester to the issuing authority.

Honorary members will be given a membership card for a specified period, which must be returned or renewed after the mentioned date.

A. Yes a fine of Rs. 10.00 per day per book will be charged after due date.

A. UMT library gives you relaxation in borrowing upto a fine limit of 1000 rupees. After crossing this limit your membership is automatically suspended till the submission of fine.

A. He / She has to compensate in the following way:

  • If library material is available (in the same format) in the local market, he / she has to pay the market price of the item along with rupees one hundred processing charges
  • He / She may purchase it on fine or pay that price along with shipment charges and taxes.
  • In case of non-availability of material, he / she has to pay three times the current price.

A. One can submit the latest edition/ version if the same is unavailable in the market or out of print.

A. All faculty, staff or students at UMT are allowed to avail the facility of inter library loan.

A. You may contact library Help Desk for further details of ILL facility.

A. The library will try to bring back the issued item however long overdue item can be requested through interlibrary loan.

A. Yes, the photocopy facility is available in the library within copyright provisions.

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