Office Phone No.
Mr. Muzzammil Ahmad Librarian Tel: 051-9248062
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Mr. Tahir Hasan Butt

Documentation Officer Tel: 051-9248041
Mr. Muhammad Aslam Assistant Librarian Tel: 051-9248041 
Mr. Tariq Mahmood Assistant Librarian Tel: 051-9248041 
Mr. Abdur Rashid Library Attendant  


Book Lending

All registered users are entitled to borrow books and other materials according to the PIDE Library Policy. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk for your eligibility. To borrow books, [please present your PIDE - ID Card at the Circulation Desk.

Reference Service

An active help desk provide efficient and reliable service under the supervision of professional librarians. Users may contact for queries by telephone and E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Searching Assistance

In case an item is not located on the shelve, inquiry can be made at the Circulation Desk. A search will, then be initiated and the user will be informed, when the required item is found.

Inter-Library Co-operation

Arrangements are also made for inter-library loan for books and journals especially with libraries of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on the request of librarians. It is a co-operative effort on the part of the librarians and it is useful too, for the procurement of literature not available in the library, without which it is difficult to collect all such useful materials on individual basis. The library could not procure all relevant materials, which is publishing with such a speed. There is also limitation of financial resources, as the cost of books. Journals and other materials are growing rapidly.

Maintenance of clipping and pamphlet files

PIDE library has introduced the services of newspaper clipping and maintains files of news, papers clipping properly and keep them in cabinet, for the current information on the subject not available in the books and journals can be located in the files of newspaper clipping.  The articles and news items containing comprehensive information are underlined by the Chief/Deputy Chief for entering and a person daily cuts those marked items and paste them on plain sheet, and keep them in the files of that subject. The newspaper clipping are arranged chronologically and filed in relevant subject files, which are kept alphabetically with the subject in the cabinet.

Bibliographical service

The Library provides subject bibliographies of the available resources for Instructional support. These bibliographies are delivered to the Faculty for course designing and to students for their research work and assignments

Address Library and Documentation Division
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, P.O. Box. 1091, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Phone 92-51-9248062
Fax 92-51-9248065
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Circulation Desk 92-51-9248041



General Collection

This is the main collection containing high quality selected books. This collection is organized according to Dewey’s Decimal Classification Scheme and shelved subjectwise according to the call numbers (000-999) pasted on the spine of each item.

Reference Collection

A good number of current reference sources are available on reference shelves. Dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, yearbooks, manuals, bibliographies, etc. are distinct feature of this collection. The reference books can only be consulted within the Library.

Government Documents

The Library acquires Government of Pakistan documents including statistics, annuals and five year plans, budget, census reports and other publications. Documents in this collection are shelved separately under the head of Public Documents.

Research Documents

In order to fulfill the intensive research needs of library users, the library acquires research papers, studies and reports of various national and international organizations like, Applied Economic Research Centre, LUMS, ADB, IMF, ILO, IDRC, World Bank, etc. Most of research documents are received through Exchange Programme.

Depository Collection

The Library is a Depository for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and International Labor Office (ILO). These publications mostly contain world data, demographic statistics, economic trends and research projects.

PIDE Publications

We are housing PIDE faculty, students and researchers output e.g. MBA projects, MS thesis, Ph.D, dissertations, and the publications of PIDE in separate location,

Journal Collection

The Library has been acquiring 30 journals on Subscription and about 110 journals through Exchange programme against the PIDE’s Quarterly (Pakistan Development Review). A complete list of journals is available at the reference desk. The current issues of the periodicals are displayed on special shelves in the main reading area. Back volumes of these periodicals are bound and shelved separately.


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