Northwest School of Medicine has a 5000 Sq. ft. well-equipped, temperature-controlled library which is accessible to all students, faculty and researchers of the Northwest School of Medicine and the University. All students can use their student ID card to utilize library resources.
The NWSM library is one of the most well organized academic libraries in the region. Located on the third floor of the Northwest School of Medicine, the NWSM library is divided in three main Sections. The first section contains the E-Library, which has 30 workstations with access to the HEC Digital Library. The second section contains Reference material while the third section is the General Section. The library can accommodate more than 150 students at one time. The Library facilitates students, faculty and researchers in their studies, teaching & research. It provides a comprehensive collection of books, journals & reference material. The library has promoted inquiry & critical thinking by providing access to the information resources, according to the needs of students & faculty.
The library is a central part of the Academic Institutes & it provides educational resources to support the college work and mainly serve the faculty & students of the Medical College. Its collection comprises of books, professional journals/ periodicals, newspaper clippings & digital databases. The books have been classified using Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. The effective library practices of acquisition, organization & dissemination of information have been highly valuable in extension of services to the readers. The library adds new titles & updates its collection regularly to enhance student’s education & to make available the latest resource material for faculty members.
The e-library has an extensive collection of CDs/ DVDs & audio-visual material. Registered library members may search library catalogue, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad digital library, e-books on LAN (Local area network) using library software Management Information System (MIS).