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 Reference Service:

User may contact to the Reference Desk  for assistance during the working hours. Following are the main objectives of Reference Service;

  • Assistance or instruction to use the Library
  • Assistance in identify library material
  • Providing brief factual answers to the Reference Questions

Get the information you need

  • By Telephone: +92+48+9230864
  • By Email: chieflibrarian.uos@gmail.com
  • At the Reference Desk
  • Ask a Librarian

Circulation Service:

Circulation Service has been providing on 1st Floor. Please note that Circulation remains close for half an hour (1:15 PM to 1:45 PM) for lunch and Zo’har Prayer. For detail Circulation Rules please click Guide.

Audio Visual Service:

This Service includes Video/Audio Cassettes/ CDS and other digital materials.A new multimedia lab has been established to use AV Service on 1st Floor in Hall – A. Click Lab Rules before using this service please.

Library Orientation:

Library building / floor map

Processing of books / reading material

Classification Scheme

Who to find a book in the library

Library building / floor map

Central Library shifted in new building in August 2008. This building consists of five floors. The ground floor is currently in use of Department of Library and Information Sciences. On the same floor Lincon Corner established by USA Consulatein collaboration with University of Sargodha for theStudents and Faculties. Please click Floor map for detail building administration of the Central Library.

Processing of books / reading material

Books go-through the following three steps before displaying on the shelf.

Acquire: Central Library acquire book and other reading material on recommendation of teachers and Students. For this purpose a book suggestion form is available to request for new purchase of book(s). After recommendation this form will be forwarded to the Authority for approval. After approval, the order is placed to the appropriate book dealer. Foreign editions required 30 days while books published in Pakistan required 7 days to be acquired.

Accessioning:after purchasing of the book, it forwarded to the Accessioning section where a unique ID allotted to this newly acquired item and forwarded to the Technical section. Accessing of books depend upon number of items acquired. Approximate time for a single item/book is 20mints.

Technical Section:Accessing Section forward item / book to the technical section where new items / book classified, Catalogue and entered in Library database. Call Number. and unique barcodes are generated and pasted on the book. Each book takes35mints to complete the process in Technical Section. After completion books are placed on shelves for use.

Classification Scheme

Central Library has been using Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme (DDC)to classify the library reading materials. i.e., book

Who to find a book in the library

A library is a big place, filled with thousands or even hundreds of thousands of books. while the  librarian is always there to assist you, but you might want to find a book on your own by browsing the shelves or checking the catalog, which is usually in a computer on a table, easy to access and use.

Investigate. If this is your first time in a library that is new to you, take some time to look around and get to know the place. Notice the signs in the building and the overall system. It is recommended to look for floor maps or directories near the entrance.

Consult the catalog.Central has computerized catalogs available on computer terminals throughout the building. At the main entrance , Computer machines are placed for online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

Either way, there are some standard ways to search a catalogue.

Title search. If you know the book’s title, you can search for it. In a paper card catalog, you will search alphabetically. In general, though, ignore “a” or “the” if it is the first word. Computerized catalogs vary, but you will usually select a title search and type in full title of the book or at least the first few words of the title

  • An author search. If you know the author of the book, or if you are interested in other works by a favorite author, you can search for that. Authors are usually listed by their last names.

 

  • A subject search on a broad topic. If you know what you want to read about, or you’re searching for particular information, but you don’t know the title of a specific book, try a subject search. A subject that is too broad may turn up too many results, including other related subjects. A subject that is too narrow may not be cataloged. If you don’t find quite what you want the first time, try searching on different words.
  • Keyword search. Most electronic catalogs will let you search on a keyword or words. For example, searching on the keyword “Pakistani” would find any book withthat word in the title, be it about Pakistani cooking, Pakistani culture, or Pakistani people.

Make notes.When you find the book you want in the catalog, write down the call number and any other information about the location of the book. Please use scraps of paper placed onOPAC terminal table . This information tellS you where to find the book.

Go find the book(s) you have chosen. Follow the signs in the library, then the labels on the ends of the shelves, and then the labels on the spine of each book to locate your book.

Still you are unable to search your book don’t worry!Please contact to the Library staff for help.

Security Counter:Library Users are not allowed to take their personal belongings i.e., bags, personal books etc. in the Library. If you are going to visit the Library please submit your bags and personal luggage at security point situated at ground floor. Library users are advise hereby to read the Security Counter Rules before submission of their luggage at security point.

Multimedia Lab:

Photocopy Corner: To save time and energy of readers Photocopy Corner has been established on 2nd floor where Library readers avail the following services;

Photocopy Black & Colour
Computer Print Black & Colour
Binding Tape binding, Spiral binding, hard binding, special thesis binding

For more detail, please contact to ZubariMirza, Incharge Photocopy Corner on 0333-6806040, E-mail: mirza.pcc@gmail.com

Book suggestions: University Central Library provides services to its registered students and faculties, staff and alumni. Books are main source of reading in the Central Library. If a user is interested in a book not available in the Library may fill the Suggestion form and submit it to the Acquisition Section to acquire this book within specified period.

Library Notice Board: To read notice board on regular basis is a good habit. It is a direct communication link. Library users are advised to visit the library site and read notice board to avoid loss of opportunities provided by the Central Library.

Current Awareness Service (CAS): The purpose of a current-awareness service is to inform the users about new acquisitions in their libraries. For this purpose Libraries used display boards and shelves to draw attention to recent additions, and many libraries produce complete or selective lists for circulation to patrons. For more help, contact the Central Library Current Awareness team with your question or to set up a consultation.

 

Online Public Catalogue: the main purpose of the Online Public Access Catalogue is to give direct access to it readers to know what the library has. To avail this service please visit OPAC (Online public access catalogue) for your required item.

 

  • Title search. If you know the book’s title, you can search for it. In a paper card catalog, you will search alphabetically. In general, though, ignore “a” or “the” if it is the first word. Computerized catalogs vary, but you will usually select a title search and type in full title of the book or at least the first few words of the title
  • An author search. If you know the author of the book, or if you are interested in other works by a favorite author, you can search for that. Authors are usually listed by their last names.

A subject search on a broad topic. If you know what you want to read about, or you’re searching for particular information, but you don’t know the title of a specific book, try a subject search. A subject that is too broad may turn up too many results, including other related subjects. A subject that is too narrow may not be cataloged. If you don’t find quite what you want the first time, try searching on different words.

  • Keyword search. Most electronic catalogs will let you search on a keyword or words. For example, searching on the keyword “Pakistani” would find any book withthat word in the title, be it about Pakistani cooking, Pakistani culture, or Pakistani people.

Make notes.When you find the book you want in the catalog, write down the call number and any other information about the location of the book. Please use scraps of paper placed on OPAC terminal table . This information tellS you where to find the book.

Go find the book(s) you have chosen. Follow the signs in the library, then the labels on the ends of the shelves, and then the labels on the spine of each book to locate your book.

Still you are unable to search your book, don’t worry! Please contact to the Library staff for help.

Ask a Librarian: Ask a librarian is live virtual reference service and is administered by the Central Library, University of Sargodha. Reader are advised to send us their questions / remarks.