Digital library is a term and concept that serves as an umbrella for a great many diverse activities. We can also call it Virtual library, electronic library, library without walls. "Digital libraries are organized collections of digital information. They combine the structure and gathering of information, which libraries and archives have always done, with the digital representation that computers have made possible. "A digital library is a managed collection of information, with associated services, where the information is stored in digital formats and accessible over a network. "Digital libraries are organizations that provide the resources, including the specialized staff, to select, structure, offer intellectual access to, interpret, distribute, preserve the integrity of, and ensure the persistence over time of collections of digital works so that they are readily and economically available for use by a defined community or set of communities.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to provide 40,000 online books in addition to 23,000 journals that have been made available through the Digital Library Programme. For this purpose, the HEC National Library Programme has acquired ebrary which include's electronic books of world's leading publishers.Over 220 leading international publishers are participating in ebrary including:
Blackwell Synergy, BMI publishing Group, Cambridge Univeristy Press, Emerald, Jphn Wily & Sons, The McGraw Hill Book Companies, MIT Press, Springer Publishing Company, Stanford University Press and Synbex Inc, United Nations University Press etc. containing a collection of over 32,000 e-book in varied disciplines, such as Business and Managment, Information Technology, Engineering, Health and Biomedical, Life and Phisical Sciences, Social Sciences, etc.
Ebrary Unviersity of Engineering & Technology, Lahore
Online Public Access Catalogue
The user is provided online access to the Library collection through searching facility. The user can search for a book using various options like Author, Title, Subject using simple or advance searching techniques. Dedicated computer for catalogue searching are available near Circulation Desk on the first floor.