Kinnaird Library

Welcome to Kinnaird Library Information Center. This is a multi-disciplinary learning space serving the faculty, students, researchers and staff of the university. The KCW aspires to be one of the finest repositories of knowledge and play innovative research in the region.

The space supplements Kinnaird college vision of innovation, creativity and making it a center of excellence for the education of women in South Asia. Our vision is “Promoting and facilitating the culture of critical inquiry, research, collaboration that serves the development of new ideas and promotes self-directed lifelong learning”.

Our Catalogs

Our Services

Borrowing and renewal

We extend borrowing services to the KC community members (faculty, students and staff) as per borrowing privileges, rules and policies. Materials can be borrowed and returned at the circulation desk  located at first floor. It is important to keep in mind that any material borrowed from the library is subject to recall. The renewals or re-issuance of materials can be done twice.

Reference Services

Our team is available to provide proactive reference services during 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Call ext 230 for further assistance.

Online Literature Searching
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Library Staff helps KC community members through one-on-one training or workshops and facilitates them in conducting a literature search on a particular subject or topic and  may facilitate in

  • Sharing details of right resources for your search
  • Identifying materials closely related to the research topic
  • Arranging and supplying of full-text articles, if required so and

Responding to queries related to the accessibility and delivery.

Information literacy and library orientation sessions

KC library team organize orientation sessions at the beginning of each semester to provide in depth knowledge about library and its services. Furthermore, information literacy workshops are also organized for the students to facilitate them to strengthen their literature searching skills. The information literacy workshops are held in small groups or in the form of in-class sessions. Contact EXT: 230  or send an e-mail request to

Call or email to request the following:

Photocopy and Wifi

KC community may request for the photocopying of library books and  important documents etc. through this service. A nominal fee is charged.

On-Going Instructions

In-Person individual Information Finding Instruction – Walk-in at Research Help Desk during working hours to get help for finding information on the topic of your research.

Information Resources & Collection

  • The Kinnaird Library holds a rich collection of books, some renowned magazines, 6 subscribed journals, 5 daily newspapers The Library features an open stack collection to provide quick and easy access for readers. Library Collection is organized under the following may be categories:
    • General Books Library has more than 40,000 books on its shelves. These books are organized according to the Dewey’s Decimal Classification Scheme and shelved subjects wise according to their call numbers (000-999) pasted on the spine of each item. Please do not shelve the books while borrowing and reading instead just leave these books on drop off  trollies  later to be shelved by the library staff.
    • Reference Collection The library has a strong collection valuable reference resources are available in the Reference Section in This collection consists of various dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, yearbooks, atlases are distinct feature of this collection. Reference collections are not to be issued material and only are allowed to be consulted within the library premises.
    • Thesis Collection The Thesis Collection comprises BS and MS degree and M. Phil research thesis. This collection is housed in the Reference Room of the library. To request access to a specific thesis please ask at the reference desk in the library.



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Jstor is an archival database providing full text contents of more than 2300 scholarly journals dating back to 1800 covering Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Language, Law, Religion, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Geography, Biological Sciences, Political Science & Education

Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for Graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997

The ASTM Standards & Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. It covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science and solar engineering.

Ebrary offers a wide variety of multidisciplinary content. It acquires large number of titles from leading academic publishers. It will be able to access Freedom Subject Collection from Ebrary.

Taylor & Francis has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher. More than 1000 journal titles in a full range of disciplines.

Since the Blackwell-Synergy merger with Wiley-Interscience, all the journals available to HEC consortium are now available through Wiley-Inter science. Online database containing over 1,234 journals in science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) started in 1792 and has a long history as a leading international publisher with a singular focus and strength in medicine, nursing and health. It provides professional information resources for physicians, nurses, specialized clinicians and students.

Rights and Responsibilities

KCW is a learning community. To help maintain a clean, safe, and comfortable atmosphere, everyone has certain rights and responsibilities.


 As a registered member of the University you can expect:

  • To be served in a respectful, courteous and dignified manner.
  • To be served as quickly as possible whether in person, by phone or by email.
  • To be able to borrow and reserve books provided you do not have outstanding fines.
  • To be able to access your borrower record, and for maintenance of your confidentiality.
  • To be able to access all electronic resources provided by the Library.
  • To have your queries and correspondence dealt with promptly, and courteously.

Your comments and suggestions about library services to be responded to promptly.


As a patron you are expected:

  • To carry your University identity card with you – do not lend it to anyone else.
  • To complete the loans procedure before removing materials from the Library.
  • To not damage or deface books, furniture or equipment.
  • to return all items you borrow on or before the due date – fines will be charged on late returns.
  • To take care of materials borrowed – you will be fined for damaged, lost or defaced material.
  • To check your University email regularly, and respond to library notices.
  • To use the Library for the purpose of learning, research and entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • To respect hours and limits on unauthorized entry where such conditions exist.
  • To abide by library rules, and to avoid belligerent behavior toward library staff members.
  • To neither destroy, tamper with, monopolize, nor unlawfully gain access to, remove, or possess property including Library material, computing facilities, telecommunication systems, fire and emergency equipment on campus, and the personal property of others.
  • To inform library staff if you notice food or drink spills or broken equipment or technology.
  • To clean up and remove food related waste from study areas. Study areas should be left clean.
  • As part of the University, to uphold all University Policies and the Code of Conduct.

While in the Library we ask everyone to treat Library staff and other Library users with courtesy and to respect the privacy of others. Please maintain silence in designated areas for silent study. On entering the library, set mobile phones to silent mode. Please refrain from eating and drinking,

We hope you find the Library to be a gateway to information as well as a comfortable place to research. If you have questions about user rights and responsibilities, please contact the library administration.

How do I get a library membership card?

Download membership form

What happens if I lose my card?

Please immediately report to and also Circulation Desk to get a duplicate card. You will be held responsible for any items checked out on your card if you do not inform us that it is missing.

How do I borrow library books?

To borrow books take them with your library card and college ID card to the circulation counters the first floor. Our staff would facilitate the lending process.

How many books I can issue from the library?

You can issue general books as per following.

How can I renew borrowed books?

If someone has not reserved or requested the book(s) you have borrowed, you can renew once by asking staff at first floor circulation counter. Books returned after due date will not be renewed for a week.

Can a colleague or staff member borrow books on my behalf?

No one can borrow books on other’s behalf. 

Is it necessary to show ID card while returning the books?

No, you can return the library materials without showing the ID card.

Can someone else return my books for me?

Yes, books can be returned by anyone.

What happens if I return a book late?

A fine @Rs. 10 per day will be charged, your borrowing privileges may be suspended till you clear out the dues.

What happens if I lose a book?”

Report it immediately at the circulation counter or email at so that your overdue fine can be stopped. Then you will be charged three times the current price of the book.

What happens if I damage library materials?

You will be charged recorded cost of the resource/material plus 10% administrative cost and the standard overdue fine up to the date.

I like to use pencils and highlighters for notation. Is this “damage”?

Yes, it is. This damages the books besides causing inconvenience to the next user.

How much fine I have to pay on an overdue book/resource?

@ Rs. 20/- per book per day, on Course Reserve, Rs. 50/- per day.

How do I pay fines?

Fine can be paid at the library offices during 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

What happens if I don’t pay my fines?

Your borrowing privileges will be suspended till the dues are not cleared. In case the fine amount is accumulated to more than Rs. 500, you may be put on semester hold.

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