It is a matter of great privilege for the Punjab Assembly Library as it is considered one of the oldest Parliamentary Library in the country which was established in 1921. Being a specialized Library, it has a treasure of nearly 60,000 books of the following:-
In the past, the Punjab Assembly library was one of the users of LAMP software which was especially designed for the libraries. Now with the advancement in the field of IT, the Library uses KOHA Software for cataloging and search of books. Punjab Assembly library catalogue is also available on www.library.pap.gov.pk A book can be searched by Accession No, Classification No (DDC), Author, Title, Subject, International Standard Book Number or any word.
The useful links of other Parliamentary libraries of Pakistan is also available:
Punjab Assembly library is also a step ahead from other libraries of provincial assemblies as it had made efforts to preserve the old and precious record through microfilming. To cope with the challenges of the modern IT requirements, the Punjab Assembly library has successfully converted this process from microfilming into scanning to preserve the valuable collection of antique books, debates and some other important documents.
From Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. In Session days from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday to Sunday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. In the case of evening Session library remains open till the adjournment of the Session.
The following materials have some importance in the library:-
|Punjab Assembly Debates||1897 to date|
|National Assembly of Pakistan Debates||1947-2010|
|Senate of Pakistan Debates||1975-2013|
|Legislative Assembly of India Debates||1921-1948|
|Council of State (Rajya Sabha) Debates||1921-1946|
|House of People (Lok Sabha) Debates||1952-1965|
|House of Commons Debates||1874-1995|
|House of Lords Debates||1909-1920|
|The Gazette of Punjab||1921 to date|
|The Gazette of West Pakistan||1955-1970|
|The Gazette of Pakistan||1947 to date|
|The Gazette of India||1922-1948|
|The Punjab Budget||1924 to date|
|The Pakistan Laws||1836 to date|
|The Punjab Laws||1860 to date|
|All Pakistan Legal Decision (PLD)||1947 to date|
The following periodicals and newspapers are being purchased by the Library:-