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Postal Address: National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University (New Campus), Shahdra Road (off Main Murree Road), Islamabad, Pakistan.

Telephones: 92-51-9064-4031, 92-51-2896013, 92-51-2896010-11
Fax: 92-51-2896012




Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 08.30 to 1600   

The Library shall remain closed on Saturday, Sunday and gazetted holidays.



NIP library has a modest and specialized collection of about 9500 books, keeping in view the needs of teaching and research in various disciplines of Psychology.


NIP library has been subscribing international Journals. Library receives some International Journals specially from India on exchange program against Institute’s Journal PJPR. Back Volumes of 115 International and National Journals are available and back volumes of 22 Journals are available on Microform.


Library has a collection of researches/theses carried out by NIP Academic Staffs, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D students.


Library is subscribing daily national, leading newspapers and magazines in order to enhance the current affairs knowledge of its patrons.

Borrowing Books

  • Borrowers card will be issued to you. Please remember to bring this card with you for borrowing books.  If you lose borrowers card, please report the loss to Library staff immediately. A replacement borrowers card will be provided for Rs.50/-
  • Five books will be issued to student for two weeks only. Ten books will be issued to academic staff for four weeks only. Same books will not be re-issued at least for 15 days.
  • One Reference book will be issued to student for overnight only. Rs. 10/- per day will be charged for the number of days the book remains with the borrower for an unauthorised period.

Library Services

Open Access
NIP Library offers open access to its users. In open access, books, journals and other reading material are kept open on shelves rather than in closed, lock and key as this library is basically research oriented. Readers have thus direct access to academic sources without any barrier.

General Reading Services
Large number of students, scholars and researchers of other universities, psychological institutions, colleges etc. are immensely using this library.

New Arrival of Books
NIP Library provides list of new addition of boos to NIP Faculty through e-mail.

Photocopy Services
Photocopy Services is also available in NIP Library on payment basis.

Assistance in the Use of Library
The library staff helps students to become effective and independent learners, assisting in the locating / searching of library material, train clientele “how to use of library”.

Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
SDI is an important segment of Reference and Information Services being offered by NIP Library. The concerned staff supports this high level service by helping the researcher to enable them to use the library resources more effectively leading to have access the exact literature.


More than 11, 600 full text, 20,000 abstracts, online/electronic journals secured by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad through Programme for Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) being available only in University campus.

List of online databases along with their respective links is given below for your convenience. (A detailed information of which sites contains what psychological journal can be obtained from the library.)

If a member required an article not available in HEC Digital library he/she will fill the request form for order of articles through HEC with the recommendation of Director/supervisor and then library take necessary action to correspond with HEC.