The Institute’s library supports the training and research activities of both the faculty as well as the trainee participants. The print collection is made up of useful materials on a broad range of public policy issues, including international affairs, social policy, economy, environment, law, and the management of public and non-profit organizations. Due to its proximity to several educational and training institutions, including the University of Karachi, the Usman Institute of Technology and the Institute of Business Administration Institute of participants can also draw upon their resources as and when required. The library also subscribes to a number of journals, magazines, periodicals and newspapers.
No material shall be taken away from the premises without the prior permission of the Librarian.
Books shall not be transferred from one person to another.
Library material will not be issued to borrowers on the basis of request made on the telephone.
Reference books, term papers, periodicals and press clipping folders will not be issued.
Books must be returned by the library members within two weeks of issuance.
Books will be issued to faculty members and the staff of the institute for a period of two months. Reminders will be issued if these books are not returned within due time. The case for the reimbursement of the cost of the books will be sent to the account branch after one week of issuing of the final reminder.
Faculty and staff members will return all the books issued to them before proceeding on leave or abroad for training.
All the participants of NIM courses are entitled to borrow books for two weeks. However, they must return the books before leaving the institute. Otherwise, clearance/course certificates will not be given to them. Course coordinator will cooperate with library in getting back books from the participants.
Two latest photographs, National I.D Card and Guarantee letter from his/her head of the institute/department will have to be submitted by the applicant.
Subject to completion and signing of appropriate registration form, an applicant may be registered as a member for a period of 3 months, extendable to a year.
Membership fee (non-refundable) for 3 months is Rs. 1000 and for one year is Rs. 2000. On expiry of this period the membership will have to be renewed/re-registered.
NIM library provides its membership to ex-participants of NIM Advanced Courses.
Private Students are not eligible for membership.
Applications for membership must be addressed to the Library In-charge.
Member of the library will deposit Rs. 2,000/= (refundable) as caution money.
Membership will be suspended if the library rules and regulations are infringed.