Central Library, UOS, OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) being a computerized database, is a key to the library collection and will answer the following questions:
- a) Does the library have a book by a particular author?
- b) Does the library have a specific title you want?
- c) Does the library have books on certain subjects?
- d) Where are the books located on Shelves?
You can access Online catalogue (OPAC) @ library.uos.edu.pk
“CALL NUMBER” being a combination of letters and numbers tells where the book is shelved. Be sure to note the entire combination for efficient retrieval.
Organization / Arrangement of Books: Book are arranged according to DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. Users must remember their required DDC numbers as mentioned below to locate their required reading material from the library shelves.
Library uses Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme
|Class No.||Class Name||Important Subjects with their Class Nos.|
|000-099||Generalities||004-006 Computer Science005.133 Computer Programming Language005.3 Computer Programs006.3 Artificial Intelligence006.6 Computer Graphics
020-029 Library Science
|100-199||Philosophy & Psychology||100-109 Philosophy and Psychology110-119 Metaphysics140-149 Specific Philosophical Schools150-159 Psychology160-169 Logic
180-189 Ancient, Medieval, Oriental Philosophy
190-199 Modern Western Philosophy
|300-399||Social Sciences||320-329 Political Science330-339 Economics340-349 Law350-359 Public Administration|
|400-499||Languages||410-419 Linguistics.420-429 English.491.2 Punjabi.492.439 Urdu|
|500-599||Natural Sciences& Mathematics||510-519 Mathematics. Statistics.520-529 Astronomy and allied sciences.530-539 Physics.540-549 Chemistry and allied sciences.580-589 Botanical sciences.
590-599 Zoological sciences.
|600-699||Technology(AppliedSciences)||610-619 Medical Sciences.620-629 Engineering.630-639 Agriculture.640-649 Home Economics.650 Management.
|700-799||The Arts||720-719 Architecture.740-749 Drawing and decorative arts.780-789 Music.790-799 Recreation an performing arts.|
|800-899||Literature and Rhetoric||810-819 American Literature in English.821 English Poetry.822 English Drama.|
|900-999||Geography and History||910-919 Geography and travel.920-929 Biography, Genealogy.930-939 History of ancient world.940-949 General history of Europe.950-959 General history of Asia.
954 History of India.
954.7 History of Pakistan.
The Circulation Services: The Circulation Section is responsible for all transactions regarding borrowing and returning of books, placing materials on reserve, recalling borrowed materials, assessing fines, etc. Borrowers are responsible for materials charged from the library until such materials are returned. Borrowing stops 30 minutes before closing time.
Loan Policy: Members of the University community such as Faculty, Researchers, Students and Staff may borrow materials from the Central Library. Borrowing privileges are also extended to other support staff that holds valid University identification cards.
Registration and Library Card: Library patrons are required to fill in a Registration Form at the Circulation Desk. The card must be presented for borrowing any item from the Library or as requested by a Library Staff Member.
The maximum number of items that may be borrowed and the retention period allowed are as follows:
Category No. of Books Loan period
All regular teaching staff 10 120 days
Regular Administrative Staff (BPS 17 and above) 5 30 days
Other Regular non teaching employees 3 30 days
Research Scholars (PhD & M.Phil) 5 30 days
Post Graduate (MA, MSC) 3 21 days
Graduate 2 14 days
Teaching / Research Assistant 5 30 days
Renewals: Unless a hold has been placed on borrowed item by another pattern, the borrower may renew the borrowed item by presenting it to the Circulation Desk.
Overdue Fine: A borrower who fails to return the library books on due dates shall have to pay a fine as per university rules.
Lost, Damaged or Mutilated Material: Borrowers are responsible for any loss, damage or mutilation of materials borrowed by them. Those who underline words, deface, mark, cut or mutilate an item must pay the full cost involved in replacing it. A higher charge may be incurred if an item is out of print or hard to replace.
Library users will loose their borrowing privileges until all fines/charges are paid.
Clearance: The University regulations require all faculty and staff to obtain a library clearance before going on leave or at termination of service. Students are also required to be cleared upon completion of their degree. The library will not endorse a clearance form unless all borrowed materials are returned and all charges are paid.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Silence is a must in all sections of the library. Smoking, eating, drinking and use of mobile phone are not allowed in the Library. Such activities may not only damage materials but also disturb and annoy other users. Marking, clipping or mutilating library materials is an offense. Please avoid from such actions. Do not remove chairs form their designated places. Damaged material, equipment or furniture must be brought to the attention of the library staff. Borrowed items must be returned by the Due Dates. Any damage done to the material or in case of loss, the user shall be responsible to pay for it. All the students are requested to adhere to all the university rules. The Users must abide by the library rules and regulations. Violators will be deprived of their privileges. The library is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings. For convenience of the library users a complaint / suggestion box is available near security point.
Library Floor Map
1st Floor: Chief Librarian Office, Deputy Chief Librarian Office, Librarian office, Data Center, Circulation
Hall – A: Computer Lab Hall –B : Reference Books Hall – C : book from DDC # 000 – 400
2nd Floor: Book from DDC # 500 – 999 (in English language)
3rd Floor : Oriental Section (Urdu section)
4th Floor: Restricted area (Binding section)
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