National Digital Library Program

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The National Digital Library (NDL) program launched in 2003 is one of the main achievements of the HEC. This program provides students, faculty and researchers with access to international scholarly literature based on electronic (online) delivery. The facility is a part of the HEC strategy to address the information needs of researchers/students in institutions across Pakistan. It provides access to high class peer-reviewed journals, databases, books and articles in a variety of disciplines. The great promise of the digital library is the capability it offers for scholars from Pakistan to develop a bond of human interaction with other students and researchers from around the globe.

Today the National Digital Library is accessible by approximately 400 institutions. The eligibility for access to the information resources is exclusively for institutes recognized by the Higher Education Commission i.e. Public and Private Universities and Degree Awarding Institutes (DAIs). Furthermore, R & D organizations, NGOs, and as well as not-for-profit organizations where primary focus is on either education or research are also provided limited access to the e-resources through HEC Digital Library. For more details on eligibility please visit


Principal Consortial Functions: 
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Other Functions: 
Research Profiling of universities,
Mailing Address: 
National Digital Library Program Higher Education Commission H-9, Islamabad 44000 PAKISTAN
Generic Phone Number: 
0092 51 9040 2435
0092 51 9040 2437
Staff Contacts: 
Ms. Syeda Tamkanat - Digital Library Officer email: Tel: 0092 51 9040 2440
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Government Agencies, Ministries, Policy Making Institutions, Non-Profit R&D Organizations
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