Gad and Birgit Rausing Library

Highlights and Initiatives

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  • 3,000+ books received as gifts
  • 2,596,269 (11,539/daily) searches and downloads of research papers from e-databases
  • 15,388 (68/daily) books issued
  • 16,000+ similarity index reports, plagiarism certificates, and Turnitin accounts
  • 90+ research skills enhancement sessions
  • 409,842 (1,822 daily) physical visitors

Projects and Activities

  • Upgraded the library's content management system, LibGuides, to help users easily find the specific content they need on any subject.
  • Held a book exhibition at LUMS, offering the community the chance to purchase a wide range of books on various subjects at discounted rates. More than 30 vendors participated in the event.
  • The library is actively maintaining its institutional repository by providing access to diverse resources including LUMS projects, dissertations, publications, pictorial and video archives, etc.
  • Upgraded projector facility for the LUMS community to support their research and training-related activities.
  • Acquired over 3,000 books as donations from well-known individuals. This collection features valuable, rare, and antique titles.

Enhanced User Facilities

The library offers various services to assist the LUMS community with teaching and research. These include:

  • The library now offers Amazon Kindle e-readers for borrowing. These Kindles come pre-loaded with a variety of classics, fiction, and course materials. They also provide convenient access to an extensive collection of online journals and e-books.
  • Book and article alerts are sent to concerned faculty members according to their interest areas
  • E-kiosks, high-tech computer terminals in the library, offer access to subscribed databases for educational and research purposes. These terminals facilitate the retrieval of relevant research data for users.
  • FortiClient/VPN provides off-campus access to the library’s full-text resources anywhere in the world

Workshops and Trainings

  • Information literacy sessions on Library Resources & Services, Using Library Resources, Accessing & Using Turnitin, Citations & Reference Management Using EndNote were conducted. The students showed their keen interest in the sessions.
  • A session on Exploring Financial Times was arranged with Gabrielle D’Cruz from the Financial Times for students.
  • Callan Rose conducted a session, ‘How to Avoid Plagiarism’, and covered topics such as plagiarism, its types, the consequences, how to avoid it, how Turnitin works, and the role of Turnitin in detecting AI text.
  • A session on LexisNexis was arranged with speaker, Justin De Guzman. The areas covered during the session included an introduction and sign-in page, sources, different search types, etc.

Collections and Resources

  • Collections: Over 300,000 print books & over 220,000 e-books
  • Added nearly 500 books through purchase and 3,000+ through donations
  • Upgraded the collection of company reports (mostly e-copies), digital press clippings, and the Pakistan Periodical Index from 1989 to the present, all accessible through the digital library.
  • Being a depository, the Library maintained its access to the World Bank, United Nations, International Monetory Fund, European Union, and Asian Development Bank collection