LAHORE - The main library of the Punjab University, the oldest seat of learning in the Sub-continent, has become the largest e-library in the country with a stock of 65,000 modern books online.

Chief Librarian PU Haseeb Ahmad Pircha told APP on Sunday that with the collaboration of Higher Education Commission, a large number of modern books have been put on line to facilitate the teachers, researchers and students for pursuit of higher studies and conducting modern research in different faculties.

The facility of unlimited high speed free internet without any connection has been extended to all scholars, students and teachers at the main library.

All the latest facilities of IT, WiFi, Internet and Website are already available without any discrimination at any place or location in and around the library.

He said that all out efforts were being made to develop reading habits among the students and teachers to meet the future challenges.

He said that a record number of over 10,000 modern books of different subjects were being added annually to the main library for the benefit of the faculty members, scholars, researchers and students.

Haseeb Ahmad Pircha said that entire data of books has been uploaded on its website “” for users worldwide. He said that it has now become a real centre of learning.

He said, “We have rare collection and volume of books and scripts which have been saved. Reference books are also available on all subjects for indoor study.”

He said entire credit goes to VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran for patronising the library which now turned as one the best with excellent collection of books and other important printed material.