Al-Saadi Library

Library websites are instrumental in the promotion and disseminating of information to all users. The academic library Web site can support research in higher education through providing access to Internet research tools and full text databases. It can support teaching through online full text reserves and other means. It enhances the students study experience. It should be well-designed and well-structured that will provide the required, useful and adequate information for the academic user community.

National Skills University, Islamabad library, also known as Al-Saadi Library has a large number of books collection on following subjects.

  • Information Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Medical Lab Technology
  • Management Sciences
  • General Studies

Al-Saadi Library

NSU library is divided into different sections like Circulation section, Periodicals Section, Reference section, Newspaper section, Islamic section, History section, General collection section, Departmental Collection section, Acquisition section, Technical Processing section.

NSU Library maintains research and publications from national and international sources. It has access of HEC digital library where multiple sources related to research and studies are available. It contains reading area with centrally air-conditioning facility. The library facility is open for university students, faculty, and staff members.

About Us

National Skills University library was established in 2018, before that it is known as National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE). NSU library holds rich collection of print, electronic and online resources to meet the needs of faculty members, students and researchers. It focuses on getting the right information, processing it and disseminating that information to the right users at the right time to meet their academic needs.


Al-Saadi library will empower the NSU students to learn new skills and technology by providing the universal access to knowledge, lifelong learning and literacy.


Our mission is to support our users' scholarly and academic endeavors excellently in their core teaching and research needs by utilizing the best resources, systems and services.

HEC Digital Library

Al-Saadi library has access of HEC National Digital library that has international scholarly literature based on electronic (online) delivery, high quality, peer-reviewed journals, databases, articles and e-Books across a wide range of disciplines. The e-books support programme will allow researchers to access most of the important text and reference books electronically in a variety of subject areas. Around 75,000 number of electronic content has been made available through the HEC Digital Library.

National Skills University, Islamabad has access of 6 basic and 7 premium resources,

Basic resources:

  • Wiley
  • OVID
  • ASTM
  • Springer Link
  • Taylor & Francis

Premium resources:

  • ACM
  • AIP
  • Emerald
  • IEEE
  • ACS
  • IOP
Click Here to Visit HEC Digital Library

Important Links

  • E-Books
    Free online books
  • E-Databases
    Link to E-Databases
  • LibGuides

    The platform allows for easy browsing and guidance on core and related resources within a specific subject area, course or assignment.

  • OPAC

    Provide bibliographic information of print books available in the NSU University Library.

    Link to OPAC
  • Research

    This link contains electronic versions of all thesis and projects produced at NSU by students. The resources at this link are under development.


  • Circulation

    Circulation section is main section of the library. All registered users are entitled to issue/return, renew/reserve the books and get clearance certificates.

  • Computers

    Computers are available for users to browse internet, access library resources and HEC digital library.

  • Reference services

    The trained library staff is available in providing the reference related services and meet the information needs of the users. Reference materials including encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical dictionaries, yearbooks, almanacs, directories, atlases, surveys, gazetteers, indexes, abstracts, bibliographies, biographies, research reports, statistical year books, guides, maps, etc. can only be used in the library and cannot be borrowed.

  • Periodicals

    NSU library has subscribed subject relevant journals for reading. These can be used within the library premises only.

  • New arrivals

    The new arrivals have been placed in front of circulation desk. The dust covers of new books are also placed on the notice board of library.

  • Orientation Sessions

    Library orientation sessions are being conducted at the start of new semesters in order to give information about the library resources and services.

  • Photocopy service

    NSU library providing photocopy services at very nominal charges.

  • Newspapers

    The Urdu and English newspapers are available for users. Archives of these newspapers are also maintained on monthly basis.

  • NSU Research Repository

    A platform to provide the faculty and students research at one place.

Contact Us

Ms. Mariam Nazir

Phone: 051-9250915


Muhammad Khalil
Library Assistant

Phone: 0333-5152615


May 24, 2024@ 06:16 AM