Welcome to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)

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.

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.

Digital initiatives

The registered members can use the library for digital access to:

• College of Nursing • College of Medical Technology(Use login and password) • Islamabad Hospital • Children Hospital • Mother and Childhood Hospital • Burn Centre, Breast Cancer etc.


E-library comprises of books and articles etc materials. Users shall use from anywhere. PIMS Hospital E-Databases provided by HEC Islamabad

• Springer • Taylor and Francis • Ebrary • Wiley-Blackwell Journals • Wolters Kluwer OVID SP • Free Medical Journals (International Journals)

HEC E-Books

• Open Access E-Book • Free Books for Doctors

User Account

If you want to login your library account, Contact with Incharge Library, College of Nursing

A library login page has opened where you enter your login ID and password Contact Manager Library at salamatalipims@gmail.com for login ID & password.

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.

OPAC (KOHA and Librarika)

This database provide access to the print material available at Pakistan Institute of Medial Sciences. The all libraries catalogue of library material is available on KOHA ( and Librarika software.


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.

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 Staff

Kausar Mirza


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

Cardiac Library

Master in Library & Information Science

Cell No.0334-9009134

Ch.M. Bashir


Main Library


Email: ch_mbashir@yahoo.com


Muhammad Asif

Acting Assistant Librarian/A.V. Incharge

Main Library

Master in Library & Information Science


Muhammad Fayyaz

Press Clipper



Muhammad Zafar




If you require any further information, contact Library at salamatalipims@gmail.com.

Cell No.+92-3348354706,03475118210

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