City of Libraries




Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
    Broadcaster Walter Cronkite


Our mission

First city in the world having such an identity 500 libraries in Islamabad



Concept & Impact:

 “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up  windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve,and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better”.  Author Sidney Sheldon


Knowledge has been the main driver of growth, wealth creation and employment throughout the history. Therefore, there has been a wide-spread realization that for success in businesses, organizations, communities, nations, and societies particularly in Read More


   Hospital Libraries:

(Development of Libraries for Hospital Patients, their families and hospital staff)

“Any hospital stay means a very heavy emotional burden on the patients and influences their psychological state of mind. This is caused by the sudden loss of privacy, one’s familiar surroundings, and the social interaction of one’s everyday life; by personal intervention, such as the offering of books and media, Read More


       School library:

“Going to the library builds a kid’s imagination. Books help them discover themselves and the world”.   Baltimore Oriole

In the school library field, there are numerous studies and seemingly increasing stupidity in just ignoring them. The study by Dr. Ken Haycock, Director of the SLIS at San Jose State University shows that students, Read More

       Smart Library:


 It’s a new concept. A new idea launched keeping in mind the dynamics of the new and the digital world, keeping in view the decreasing trend of library visits. Read More

 Reading Rooms:

One reading room for one village. Read Pakistan has pointed out 50 out of 190 total villages around Islamabad (within Islamabad Capital Territory) to establish Read More


       Democracy, Human Rights & the City of Libraries:

Read Pakistan has developed/ designed this initiative supporting human rights by affirming intellectual freedom, privacy and confidentiality, and the rights of all people to access library services and resources on an equitable basis. Read More