NIP - Library

Library at National Institute of Psychology is the best National library offering variety of services to social scientists in general and psychologists in particular. It contains massive sources of information. Our collection of books ranges from general psychology topics to some of very new and emerging disciplines in psychology.

OPENING HOURS

08.30 to 1600    Monday to Friday

The Library shall remain closed on Saturday, Sunday and gazetted holidays.

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

Books

NIP library has a modest and specialized collection of about 9500 books, keeping in view the needs of teaching and research in various disciplines of Psychology.

Journals

NIP library has been subscribing international Journals. Library receives some International Journals specially from India on exchange program against Institute’s Journal PJPR. Back Volumes of 115 International and National Journals are available and back volumes of 22 Journals are available on Microform.

Researches/Theses

Library has a collection of researches/theses carried out by NIP Academic Staffs, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D students.

Newspapers

Library is subscribing daily national, leading newspapers and magazines in order to enhance the current affairs knowledge of its patrons.

Borrowing Books

  • Borrowers card will be issued to you. Please remember to bring this card with you for borrowing books.  If you lose borrowers card, please report the loss to Library staff immediately. A replacement borrowers card will be provided for Rs.50/-
  • Five books will be issued to student for two weeks only. Ten books will be issued to academic staff for four weeks only. Same books will not be re-issued at least for 15 days.
  • One Reference book will be issued to student for overnight only. Rs. 10/- per day will be charged for the number of days the book remains with the borrower for an unauthorised period.

 

LIBRARY SERVICES

Open Access
NIP Library offers open access to its users. In open access, books, journals and other reading material are kept open on shelves rather than in closed, lock and key as this library is basically research oriented. Readers have thus direct access to academic sources without any barrier.

General Reading Services
Large number of students, scholars and researchers of other universities, psychological institutions, colleges etc. are immensely using this library.

New Arrival of Books
NIP Library provides list of new addition of boos to NIP Faculty through e-mail.

Photocopy Services
Photocopy Services is also available in NIP Library on payment basis.

Assistance in the Use of Library
The library staff helps students to become effective and independent learners, assisting in the locating / searching of library material, train clientele “how to use of library”.

Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
SDI is an important segment of Reference and Information Services being offered by NIP Library. The concerned staff supports this high level service by helping the researcher to enable them to use the library resources more effectively leading to have access the exact literature.

 

INDEX SERVICE

Index of Psychological Tests lists Instruments used in the NIP Researches. It includes subject index and author index, which facilitate researchers to locate relevant Scale. A valuable publication for research students, Index of Psychological Tests has greatly facilitated the laborious task of identifying and locating the Psychological Tests, relevant research material pertaining to a particular area or a specific topic. This index is also available for purchase (Rs.250/-)

NIPSCAN

NIP Library also offer service of NIPSCAN, which is a unique effort on behalf of NIP Library, as it offers access to articles in journals. NIPSCAN lists articles appearing in journals received by NIP Library. It includes subject index and author index, which facilitates researchers to locate desired material. Full text articles can be obtained through relevant journals. NIPSCAN is updated yearly.

List of Online Journals

More than 300 Journals on subject Psychology are available in HEC Digital Library. 247 journals available to access free full text articles (List of journal is available at NIP Library). If a member required an article not available in HEC Digital library he/she will fill the request form for order of articles through HEC with the recommendation of Director/supervisor and then library take necessary action to correspond with HEC.

Index of Articles Published in Pakistani Research Journals Available at NIP Library
Index of Articles Published in Pakistani Research Journals Available at NIP Library. It includes Subject Index and Author Index, which facilitate researchers to locate relevant Pakistani Articles.

Purchasing of New Books
Procedure for purchasing new books is also established. If a member required a book he/she will fill the Library Books Purchase Form with the recommendation of Director and then library ordered to purchase the book.

Audio/Visual Room
CD's and DVD's are also available at Audio-Visual Room established at NIP Library.

Security Cameras
New surveillance cameras/Security cameras are also installed in the library.

ONLINE ACCESS

More than 11, 600 full text, 20,000 abstracts, online/electronic journals secured by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad through Programme for Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) being available only in University campus.


List of online databases along with their respective links is given below for your convenience. (A detailed information of which sites contains what psychological journal can be obtained from the library.)


If a member required an article not available in HEC Digital library he/she will fill the request form for order of articles through HEC with the recommendation of Director/supervisor and then library take necessary action to correspond with HEC.