The library of the Senate was established by the purchasing seventeen books in 1973 soon after the adoption of Constitution of Pakistan in April, 1973.
Library's mission is to serve the users by providing them with quality resources, services and gateways to information. To fulfil this mission, the Library is committed to:
Library's vision is to make it a center of intense intellectual inquiry. It provides study space, networked PCs, books, reference material, periodicals and journals to support the legislative business of the senate and to facilitate research. Information is available in many formats besides books e.g. videos, CD ROMs and maps. Electronic resources can also be accessed from any networked PC. Photocopier, printers and scanners are also available.
It stocks more than 20,000 books and subscribes periodicals covering different areas like law, constitution, parliamentary practices, legislation, economics, politics, international affairs, philosophy, history etc. Leading national daily newspapers are remove subscribed and their records are maintained.
Senate library is heading to achieve higher standards by automation and digitization. Information housed in this library is accessible from anywhere through Online Public Access Catalogue (Web OPAC). The Library continues to embrace change and align itself to thrive on diversity, support professional growth and opportunity, and reward flexibility and innovation. Library Committee (comprising of six Senators) holds meetings frequently to improve day to day library work.
Electronic Information Retrieval
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Total Book Collection is 20,000 plus (Main strength is Law and political Science). Members are also facilitated by subscribing different periodicals newspapers and leading law journals i.e. Pakistan Legal Decisions (PLD), Pakistan Law journal (PLJ) Supreme Court Monthly Review (SCMR), Pakistan Criminal Law Journal (PCrLJ), Pakistan Tax Decision (PTD), Tribunal Digest (TD), Pakistan Labour Cases (PLC) and Civil Law Cases (CLC) etc.
For quick citation, library has produced a document "Alphabetical Catalogue of Laws of Pakistan 1836 to 2014", under the guidance and supervision of Senator Muhammad Anwar Bhinder.
Library Committee of the Senate Launched OPAC on 16th January, 2015.
As Chairperson of the Library Committee, I am truly honoured to welcome you to the Senate Library website. The Senate Library seeks to support and serve all members in their legislative, committee and House business. The Senate library is a reference library consisting of 20,000 volumes including an interesting selection of books ; on law, current affairs, politics, history, religion. It also houses all the leading law journals of Pakistan, an online law library and leading local and international periodicals. It has a reading room for Senators equipped with work stations. I have witnessed and appreciate the contributions of many Senators whose work exemplifies true leadership in the House and the Committees.
I am excited about the future of the Senate Library and Library Committee and look forward to building a solid foundation for my successor. The services provided by the library have been discussed in detail and areas for improvement have been assessed to develop value added programs for current and future members. One of them is to launch OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) which is a first step in establishing a virtual library, this is for the first time, Members will be able to access Library’s contents online. We will also continue to carefully evaluate the services being offered and encourage Members to give us feed back and lend your support to the initiatives underway.
To ensure the efficiency a Library Committee is nominated by the Chairman Senate consisting of six members including its Chairman to deal with the affairs of the Senate Library under the rule 169 of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate 2012. Its present composition is. . . read more