Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Welcome to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Library

The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) library was established in 1986 in its present place and less than 100 books were available and very few readers were consulting the facilities and by the passage of time its readers, materials and requirements are being increased manifold. Now the books have increased about 10,000.

The total strength of PIMS was 2451 and which has now become 3241. This includes 568 Nurses, 240 doctors, Paramedics 296, Postgraduate Residents 427, House Officers 168 and 1542 Ancillary Staff .In future the strength will be increased as various new projects like Cardiac Centre, Liver Transplant and Burn Centre are completed. Every day the readers i.e. doctors, Postgraduate Residents complaining about space as they feel discomfort in their peaceful study and only 30-35 readers can be benefited at a time, while we cannot accommodate more than that as in evening and night the readers increase.
The present of library Covered area is about 2000 sq. ft.

Library Collection

At present the collection of books is more the 10000. The number of Reference books on different medical subject are 2000. We have Text Books on all Medical subjects.


Anatomy Physiology
Biochemistry Pharmacology Forensic Medicine
Pathology Community Medicine Medicine Cardiology Surgery
Parasitology ENT EYE Neurosurgery Plastic surgery
Neurology Anesthesia Orthopedics Nephrology Psychiatry
Psychology Immunology Computer Science Aids Genetics
Cancer Radiology Nursing Health Care Urology
Islam & Literature Gastroenterology Pulmonology Dermatology Endocrinology
Infection Disease Rehabilitation Medicine Management Nutrition ATLASES
MCQ’S/USMLE Encyclopedias General Books

List of Foreign Journals

Acta Cytological

American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine

American Journal of Kidney Diseases

Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery

British Journal of Anesthesia

British Journal of Neurosurgery

British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

British Journal of Surgery

British Journal of Urology Intl.



Journal of American Academy of Dermatology

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Journal of American College of Cardiology

Journal of Joint Bone and Joint Surgery

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Journal of Rheumatology


Orthopedic Clinics of North America

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Radiological Clinics of North America

Survey of Ophthalmology


Surgical Pathology in 2 Vols

AO Manual of Fracture Management

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

A Multimedia Guide to the Fossil Record

Diagnostic Surgical Pathology

Human Resource Management

Textbook of Critical Care 5th edition

Microbiology in Motion II

MCSE Psychology an introduction 7th Edition

Psychology an Introduction

Cancer Principles and Practice of Oncology


Campbell’s Operative Orthopedic

MIS Source, Mcgraw hill COMPANY

MIS for the Information age extended learning modules

Koss Diagnostic Cytology and its Hostopathologic Bases 5th Edition

Macsween’s Pathology of the Liver 5th Edition

Russell & Rubinstein’s Pathology of tumors of the Nervous System 7th Edition

Education Psychology by John W. Santrock (02 CDS)

Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery

Rockwood & Green’s Fractures in Adults in 2 Vols

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease

AO Principles of Fracture Management

Checklist of Accompany Clinical Nursing Skills

Greens’s Operative Hand Surgery 5th , 2005

Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist 3rd, 2007

Campbell-Walsh Urology 9th, 2007

Soft Tissue Tumors

Interventional Cardiology

Surgery of the Ear 5TH ed.

Library Services

Online Databases

Many full text databases available in our library.

Print Books

Our library provide latest editions of medical books to our doctors and P.G. Residents and on demand the books of their request are arranged subject to availability of fund.

Online Books

Many free full text books in different subjects.

Print Journals

We have been receiving about 22 foreign journals of all specialties and about 10 local journals in our library Beside this seven journals are also being received through WHO on complimentary basis.

Online Journals

Many free full text journals in different subjects.
Free Full Text Pakistani Journals
Many free full text journals of different Institute.


This database provide access to the print material available at Pakistan Institute of Medial Sciences.


10 leading newspapers are being subscribed for library users.

Photo Copying Services

Library provides Photo copying facilities through private vendor on payment basis.

Reference Services

Articles of journals for our doctors and postgraduate Residents are arranged on request from various libraries of the country and abroad.

Inter Library Loan

All the PIMS libraries can get library material from sister concern libraries on Inter Library Loan basis.

Internet Services

Internet services are being provided to all members, readers and users of library free of cost. For such purpose the fastest speed of Direct Satellite Link (DSL) has been provided by our HMIS Department.

Press Clippings

The library is maintaining press clippings from 11 Newspaper (Dawn, News, Daily TImes, Nation, Ausaf, Khabrain, Jang, Nawa-e-Waqt, Jinnah, Pakistan, Express) on 53 different broad subject areas related to academic programmes.

Cooperation with Twin Cities Libraries

PIMS library extending cooperation with all Medical Libraries of twin cities to provide reference services to our readers on mutual cooperation basis.

Library Timings

The library extends its services in three shifts i.e. Morning, Evening and Night from Monday-Saturday. Sunday and in Gazetted holidays its closed.
Monday to Friday 8.00 AM to 12.00 AM
Saturday 8.00 AM to 10.00 PM
Sunday Closed

General Rules and Policies of PIMS Library


Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences has established 4 libraries of various specialties within the premises of this Institute to educate the doctors, postgraduate residents and clinical staff for effective patient care. Keeping in view the importance of reading materials we are in a view that the standard of medical facilities can not only be raised through sophisticated equipment, high standard drugs but also through professional skills and best know how of medical sciences by the doctors and other professionals. This can be achieved only through new ideas and techniques enshrined in the books and journal acquired by the institution’s libraries. With these aims PIMS libraries are providing manuals electronic facilities not only to our own doctors and researchers , but also to our clientele throughout the country, readers from various hospitals of Rawalpindi/Islamabad and doctors from NWFP are provided reference materials by our libraries.
The PIMS libraries are providing internet and Medline facilities free of charges to all the doctors and students and are connected with inter library loan (ILL). Our libraries remain open in three shifts. About 30,000 books and 50 journals of all specialties are being subscribed on regular basis. In addition to these 50 local journals are being received on complementary basis.



1. The library shall remain open for service according to the working hours observed by the Institute from time to time in a year.
2. The library hours may be changed from time to time by the Librarian provided circumstances call for such an action.


3. Books and other materials of the following description shall not be issued, but can be consulted in the library only:
a) All works marked REFERENCE, and Encyclopedias, Dictionaries
Atlases, Dissertations, Research Reports etc., Rare books, manuscripts and protected documents.
b) Current periodicals, and back volumes on short loan.
c) All un-processed books.
d) All non-print materials such as films, slides, audio-recordings, video, filmstrips, etc.


6. Consultants Maximum two books One week
7. Medical Officers -do- -do-
8. Postgraduate Residents One book -do-


9. Books or other materials shall be returned to the library on the due date stamped on the book label. For any other unauthorized duration the book remains with the user(s) a fine of Rs.5/- per day per book shall be charged.


1. Members shall not be mutilate, damage by writing on pages of any books or publication, nor shall; they trace or perform mechanical reproduction of any material belonging to the library without formal permission of the Librarian. Violation of this rule shall require replacement of the damaged volume or payment of its price as provided under the rule.
2. If one volume of a set/series is damaged, and it is not available separately, the whole set/series shall have to be replaced or paid for by the user as specified under the rule.
3. User are advised to inspect books or any other printed material at the time of issue. They must direct the attention of the staff at the Charging Desk to defects, if any.
4. The library shall remain close during the annual stock-taking, and the borrowing privileges will remain suspended for the same period. All books on loan with the user must, irrespective of the date due, be returned to the library before the date of stock-taking that shall be announced at least 2 weeks in advance.
5. All user must intimate, without fail any changes of address.
6. Librarians is authorized to withdraw library facilities from any student/member if found misusing the library materials or facilities.


1. Book(s) lost, damaged, or mutilated in any way by a user shall have to be replaced or paid for. The cost of the book(s) realized shall be double the actual price plus additional 25% as departmental charges.
2. Regarding case(s) of adjustments from or towards the library security deposits, such user(s) shall be allowed to borrow books again unless he/she replenished the security deposit.
3. If books and other materials borrowed from the library are not returned even after due date beside the two fortnightly notices, such case shall be dealt with as governed under the Rule.
4. The amount realized from a user as cost of lost or damages book(s) or material(s) or for not returning the books after due notices shall be credited to Federal Treasury.
5. Book(s) or other materials lost or found to be lost on stocktaking shall be reported to the Library Committee for write-off.

Library Staff

Kausar Mirza
Chief Librarian
Main Library
Master in Library and Information Science
Email: ramzankausar60@gmail.com

Incharge Library/Assistant Librarian
Children Hospital Library
Master in Library & Information Science

Zohra Bibi
Incharge Library/Assistant Librarian
MCH Library
Master in Library & Information Science.

Salamat Ali
Incharge Library/Assistant Librarian/Reference Librarian
PIMS Library Blog Creater
College of Nursing Library
Master in Library & Information Science
E-mail:salamat_ali07@yahoo.com , salamatalipims@gmail.com
Ph:+92 51-90712427
Cell No.03475118210,03348354706

Shah Khalid
Assistant Librarian
Duty in Administration
Master in Library & Information Science
Cell No.0334-9009134

Ch.M. Bashir
Acting Assistant Librarian
Main Library
Email: ch_mbashir@yahoo.com


Muhammad Asif
Acting Assistant Librarian/A.V. Incharge
Main Library
Master in Library & Information Science

Ch. Jamshed Ahmed
Acting Library Assistant
Main Library

Muhammad Fayyaz
Press Clipper

Muhammad Zafar