Digital Library


The Library and Information Resource Centre (LIRC) has a huge collection of e-resources categorized into: 1) on-campus and 2) on-line resources;


As a matter copyright, these databases are protected by the public IP of Iqra University; they may only be accessed within constituent campuses of Iqra University, Outsider are not allowed to library resources for use for commercial or illegal activities.

JSTOR Used by millions for research, teaching, and learning. With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world’s most trusted sources for academic content.
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EMERALD Emerald is a dynamic database comprising over 150 titles in the fields of ” Management, Information Science and Engineering. The Emerald fulltext collection features over 58,000 articles from titles published by Emerald.
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TAYLOR & FRANCIS JOURNALS More than 1,300 titles in humanities, social sciences and applied sciences. Over 780 journals are listed in the 2010 Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports.
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PROJECT MUSE Project MUSE provides access to 430 full-text journals from 108 publishers in humanities and social science. MUSE pricing meets library needs around the world.>Click here for Journals List
WORLD BANK E-LIBRARY The World Bank e-Library is an electronic portal to the World Bank’s full-text collection of books, reports/working papers, journals and other documents on social and economic development. E-Library is fully searchable by subject, region, keyword, title, author, abstract, or year of publication.>
INFORMS The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.).>Click here for Journals List


The library has compiled links to open access resources that are segmented into: 1) Pages from Pakistan 2) International Links.

Pages From Pakistan

FEDERAL BOARD OF REVENUE Read and download taxation rules, customs acts, sales tax acts, income tax ordinances, federal excise act, finance act, sales tax rules, federal excise, etc.
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND MANPOWER Find Labour Policy 2010 in pdf.
MINISTRY OF FINANCE Read and download Economic Survey of Pakistan, Federal Budget of Pakistan, Debt Policy of Pakistan, Fiscal Policy of Pakistan, Year Book of Ministry of Finance, Poverty reduction strategy etc.
PAKISTAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS Read and download Agriculture Statistics, Business Register, Demographic and Research Statistics, Energy & Mining Statistics, Foreign Trade Statistics, Industry, Labour Force Statistics, National Accounts, Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement, Population Welfare Statistics, Price Statistics, Social Statistics.
E-BOOKS AT HEC, PAKISTAN  Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has listed a number of open access websites for eBooks.
E-JOURNALS AT HEC, PAKISTAN  Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has listed a number of open access websites for e-journals.
PAKISTAN RESEARCH REPOSITORY (THESES)  Read Research Papers (These) from different private and public sector Universities of Pakistan.
WWF PAKISTAN  WWF Pakistan has listed a number of open access websites for e-journals on environment science.
LEARN PAKISTAN The free journals are for developing countries like Pakistan, India and others. The High Wire-based program offers access to the countries that appear in the “developing economies”. These all journals are free to download; some may require registration via email only.
KITAB GHAR Kitab Ghar is the largest Urdu eBooks Library on Internet that provides free access to read and download Urdu eBooks.
URDU POINT Urdu Point is an excellent website of Urdu lovers to read, and download Urdu eBooks .

International Links

ADELAIDE The online library of the University of Adelaide, offers free classic literature, philosophy, science and medicine e-books.
BARTLEBY Provides the encyclopedia of world history and Harvard classics .
BIBLIOMANIA Offers over 2000 free electronic documents, as well as research results.
BOOKS BOON Download free unlimited free textbooks, business books and travel guides.
DIGITAL BOOK INDEX Digital Book Index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.
DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS E-BOOKS 536 sites that legally offer free books (e-books) for download or for online viewing.
DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS The largest database that covers Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.
EDUCATION RESEARCH GLOBAL OBSERVATORY Maintains a complete and current directory of open access peer-reviewed journals in education.
FREE BOOKS LIBRARY e-books available under free licenses such as GFDL, Creative Commons license, Project Gutenberg-tm License, other freedom to use and distribution licenses so feel free to download and use free e-books given in this site. Read the license text before you start downloading e-books from this library!


FREE COMPUTER BOOKS Thousands of high quality computers, software books, available for free download.
FREE DATABASE BOOKS Thousands of high quality database books, available for free download.
FULL BOOKS Thousands of high quality full-text free books on multiple subjects for free downloading.
GLOBETICS LIBRARY The Libraries are digital libraries that offer registered users electronic access free-of-charge to 1,146,563 full-text documents on ethics and related disciplines. Registration is free and participants also have the possibility to submit their own documents to the libraries.


INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) PUBLICATIONS Great collection on statistics and labour economics.
INTERNET ARCHIVE The largest digital library to download free 3,496,105 texts, 1,345,159 audios, 680,019 videos and 104,735 music archive.


MANY BOOKS Add free library to download over 29,000 free e-books.
ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS JOURNALS An excellent database that search and browse Online public access journals by COMSATS.


OPEN LIBRARY Over 1 million classic literature free e-books to download.


PDF FREE BOOKS In this database 37,280,459 free books are available in pdf format.


PROJECT GUTENBERG Offers over 33000 free e-books to read online and download .
QUESTIA LIBRARY The World’s Largest Online Library that provides 24/7 access to the world’s largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles.
TECH BOOKS Best free books on technology subjects.


UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA BOOKS PAGE Lists over 1 million free books to read and download .


WTO “DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES” Provides access to the official documents of the WTO’s councils and committees as well as to a range of other resources, such as trade statistics, economic research, WTO publications, videos, audio and photos. Here you can also find the “legal texts” — the body of WTO agreements that collectively form the legal framework of the WTO.


20 FREE BOOKS SITES A directory of 20 free-books websites.