Library Information Services


The Library’s mission is to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of the research, teaching, and learning needs of the College community. To fulfill this mission, the Library commits to:

  • Understand the research, teaching, and learning needs of its users;
  • Build collections and create tools to support research, teaching, and learning;
  • Provide access to and promote the discovery and use of local and external information resources;
  • Ensure the preservation and long-lasting availability of Library collections and resources;
  • Create hospitable physical and virtual environments for study, teaching, and research;
  • Collaborate with other members of the University to enrich the research and learning community;
  • Advance local, national, and international library and information initiatives;
  • Develop, encourage, and sustain expertise, skill, commitment and an innovative spirit in its staff.


The Library Information Services aim to support the academic work by assisting and providing, information,

  • We commit ourselves to excellence.
  • We seek out the best people and resources to accomplish our work.
  • We support individual growth and organizational development.
  • We work diligently to exceed the expectations of those we serve.
  • We engage in open and honest communication at all levels.
  • We recognize the importance of Library-wide participation.
  • We reach out to all segments of our user communities.
  • We share information and solicit opinions about decisions that affect the   success of the Library.

 Library Services

  • We offer an environment that supports creativity, flexibility, and collaboration.
  • We believe that each user of the Library is unique and important.
  • We evolve to meet the changing needs of the Library and its users.
  • We maintain a comfortable, welcoming and secure place for study, research, work, reflection and interaction.

About Library

Sheikh Zayed Medical College / Hospital Library, Rahim Yar Khan is now one of the well organized academic libraries in Pakistan. We have two libraries. Old library is located in the ground floor of Hospital opposite Children ward and other library is located in the new building of College. It contains a print book section, a reference section, quiet study room and an e-library (IT Resource Center). There are more than 170 seats for the readers, 70 seats available in the old library and 100 seats in main campus library of the Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan. It provides an attractive collection of books, medical journals and reference material. The Library has promoted enquiry and critical thinking by providing access to the information resources with the information according to the needs of students and faculty. The library is a central part of the SZMC/H and it provides educational resources to support the college work and mainly serve the faculty and students of the Medical College, Nursing College, Hospital and School of Allied Health Sciences. Its collection comprises of books, professional Medical Journals / Periodicals, Newspaper clippings and Digital databases. The library is stocked more than 11982 books, 1671 professional medical journals, electronic library and other materials on various subjects of interest. The books have been classified using Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. The effective practices of acquisition, organization and dissemination of information have been highly valuable in extension of services to the readers. The Library adds new titles and updates its collection regularly to enhance student’s education and to make available the latest resource material for Faculty members. Registered members of library may search library catalogue by using library software (Koha) and we have also access of Higher Education Commission Islamabad digital library.

Library History

Library of Sheikh Zayed Medical College/Hospital Rahim Yar Khan was established in June 1999 to fulfill the requirements of CPSP for Postgraduate Training of MCPS, FCPS at Sheikh Zayed Hospital Rahim Yar Khan. The first Library Committee was headed by Chief Executive Gen. (R) Ishtiaq Hussain Shah. The founder chairman of the library committee was Dr. Saeed Akhtar Malik (District Radiologist) and other members were Dr. Ali Hussain (A.M.S),      Dr. Abdul Rehman (District Pathologist) and Dr. Imran Bashir (M.O). A post of library clerk was created to look after the library matters. Mr. Bakht Ali was appointed as a library clerk in September 2000. A library attendant was also appointed. With the existence of Sheikh Zayed Medical College Rahim Yar Khan, the library was upgraded and renovated.


 Library Timing

SZMC Library is air conditioned. It also provides the heating facility in winter season. The library hours are as follows:

Monday to Thursday & Saturday 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

03:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Sunday 09:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.

Note: Library will remain closed on public holidays.


The administration of library comprises of a library committee which is responsible for the efficient management of library. The library is under the direct control of the Principal Sheikh Zayed Medical College Rahim Yar Khan.  

Library Committee

Library Committee consists of one chairman and four members, which ensure the library to run in Positive senses and instruct the library Staff to run the library as an effective part of Sheikh Zayed Medical College/Hospital Rahim Yar Khan.

The meeting of library committee is held regularly to discuss about the library matters like purchase of books, journals etc.

Chairman of Library Committee

     Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad

Professor of Biochemistry

Members of Library Committee

1. Dr. Jaam Javed Iqbal Associate Prof. Gastroenterologist
2. Dr. Sabahat Tariq Associate Prof. Chemical Pathology
3. Fayyaz Mehmood Khan Librarian

Library Staff


Sr.# Name Designation Qualification
1. Fayyaz Mehmood Librarian M.Phil
2. Shahida Razzaq Deputy Librarian MLIS
3. Imran Nazir Deputy Librarian MLIS
4. Abrar Hussain Documentalist MLIS
5. Aqsa Shahid Documentalist MLIS
6. Naveed-ul-Hassan Library Assistant MLIS
7. Iram Shahzadi Library Assistant MLIS
8. Rabia Shabir Library Assistant MLIS
9. Abid Hussain Library Assistant D.L.Sc
10. Naheed Akram Library Assistant C.L.Sc
11. Abdul Basit Library Assistant B.L.Sc
12. Muhammad Ihsan Library Assistant C.L.Sc
13. Lubna Farzand Library Assistant C.L.Sc
14. Sidra Butt Library Assistant C.L.Sc

Library Budget

Library annual Budget is Rs.10,000,00/- for purchase of books and journals.

 Library Materials

A large number of text books & reference books are available in the library to fulfill the needs of faculty members, doctors, and students, of MBBS, Allied Health Sciences and Paramedics of Sheikh Zayed Medical College/Hospital Rahim Yar Khan.

The total Number of Books in the Library is 11982.

A selected stock of books on general knowledge, periodicals, publications, newspapers etc. is also available in the library.

Medical Related Books

Sr.No Title No. of Books
1 Anatomy 1206
2 Anesthesia 182
3 Biochemistry 659
4 Community Medicine 711
5 Cardiology 350
6 Dentistry 73
7 Dermatology 141
8 ENT 222
9 Forensic Medicine 316
10 Medicine 701
12 Neurosurgery 140
13 Nutrition 47
14 Nursing 115
15 Gynecology & Obstetrics 496
16 Oncology 91
17 Ophthalmology 225
18 Orthopedics 135
19 Pathology 805
20 Pharmacology 482
21 Pharmacy 30
22 Physiology 535
23 Physiotherapy 72
24 Psychiatry 175
25 Pediatric 295
26 Reference Books / Text Books 610
27 Radiology 280
28 Surgery 714
29 Plastic Surgery 64
30 Pulmonology (TB & CHEST) 157
31 Urology 182


Sr.No Title No. of Books
1 Islamic Books 466
2 Quaid-e-Azam 150
3 History 76
4 Computer 15
5 Pak Studies 10
6 Law 107
7 Iqbaliyat 274
8 Literature 460
9 Civil-Engineering 4
10 Library Science 10
11 Miscellaneous Books 160
Total Books 11982

International Journals Available In Library


Sr. No Title of The Journal
1 American Journal of Public Health, (AJPH)
2 British Journal of Anesthesia, (BJA)
3 British Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, (BJOG)
4 British Journal of Ophthalmology, (BJO)
5 British Journal of Psychiatry, (BJPSYCH)
6 British Journal of Surgery, (BJS)
7 British Journal of Urology, (BJUI)
8 Journal of American College of Cardiology, (JACC)
9 Journal of Anatomy, Great Britain
10 Annual Review of Biochemistry, (ARB) British
11 Journal of Clinical Pathology, (JCP) British
12 British Journal of Neurosurgery, (BJNS)
13 New England Journal of Medicine, (NEJM)
14 Pediatric Clinics of North America, (PCNA)
15 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, (PRS) American
16 Radiology, American
17 Surgical Clinics of North America, (SCNA)
18 Thorax , British
19 Legal Medicine

National Journals

Sr. No Title of The Journal
1. Annals of Hamdard university
2. Annals of King Edward medical university Lahore
3. Annals of Punjab medical college Faisalabad
4. Biomedica
5. Independent reviews
6. Infectious diseases journal
7. Insights
8. Isra medical journal
9. Journal of Allama Iqbal medical college Lahore
10. Journal of Ayub medical college Abbottabad
11. Journal of Bahria university and dental college
12. Journal of college of physicians & surgeons
13. Journal of Dow university
14. Journal of Liaquat university of medical sciences
15. Journal of Pakistan medical association
16. Journal of Sheikh Zayed medical college R.Y.K
17. Journal of university medical and dental college Faisalabad
18. Kidney international
19. Madina medical news
20. Nishtar medical journal
21. Pakistan armed forces medical journal
22. Pakistan heart journal
23. Pakistan journal of chest medicine
24. Pakistan journal of medical ethics
25. Pakistan journal of medical sciences
26. Pakistan journal of obstetrics & gynecology
27. Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences
28. Pakistan journal of physiology
29. Pakistan journal of public health
30. Pakistan journal of surgery
31. Pakistan postgraduate medical journal
32. Rawal medical journal
33. The medical spectrum
34. The Pakistan journal of  gastroenterology
35. The professional medical journal
36. International journal of pathology
37. Pique
38. Pakistan pediatric journal
39. Journal of Saidu medical college
40. Riphah Islamic international medical college


Computer Section

The Library of Sheikh Zayed Medical College and Hospital is well equipped with the latest technology like Computer. This section is very helpful for the faculty members. This section is comprises of

  1. Computers Eight
  2. Laser Printer One
  3. Photostat Machine One
  4. Video Cassettes Seven
  5. CDs Four hundred fifteen (415)
  6. Colour Laser Printer One


Institutional Representative   Mr. Fayyaz Mehmood Khan
Designation   Librarian
Phone Number   +92 (0)68-9230109 Ext. 116


HEC E- Books

Sr. No. Title                                 No. of Books
1. Dentistry 39
2. Medicine 734
3. Pathology 118
4. Pharmacology, Therapeutics 244
5. Dermatology 32
6. Nursing 220
7. Pediatrics 532
8. Gynecology & Obstetrics 189
9. Ophthalmology 50
10. Pharmacy 135
11. Homeopathy 03
12. Other systems of Medicine 05
13. Public aspects of Medicine 1824
14. Internal Medicine 2391
15. Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) 28
16. Surgery 211
  Total Books 6755



HEC Available Resources


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The World Bank e-Library is an electronic portal to the World Bank’s full-text collection of books, reports/working papers, journals and other documents on social and economic development. (More Info…)


47 leading international medical Journals available through “Highwire Press”, without any registration

HEC also provide Ovid access of Wolter Kluwer 351 Journals to Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan.

Library Membership

The following are entitled to use the library:

  1. The staff of SZMC/SZH, Rahim Yar Khan.
  2. Students of SZMC, Rahim Yar Khan.
  3. Other doctors approved by the library committee if:
  4. They become subscribers to the student’s welfare fund by paying as Annual subscription of Rs. 1000/-
  5. They deposit Rs. 1000/- as security for return of books

Borrowing the Library Materials

The member is advised to draw the attention of the staff at the circulation desk to the condition of the book or other material at the time of issue.

Overdue Items

Books or other reading materials shall be returned to the library on or before the due date. A fine of Rs.10-per book will be charged for each overdue day with maximum fine of twice the cost of the book.

Loss or Damaged Materials

Library books are carefully examined on return and the borrower will be held responsible for the damage. Any person who loss, defaces or otherwise seriously damages the books, journals etc. is liable to pay the cost for replacement of the book.


The Librarian is authorized to withdraw library facilities from any member who is found misusing the library material or facilities.

News Papers

Daily Four (04) National subscribed newspapers are available in the Library.

English News Papers

  1. Dawn, Lahore

Urdu News Papers

  1. Jang, Multan
  2. Express, Rahim Yar Khan
  3. Sachan, Rahim Yar Khan