Access Guidelines

Library opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm in Karachi and Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm in Lahore. Members will not be given access beyond the standard opening hours. The library space is open to all members except digital members. Digital Library members will only have online access to our resources. All members must carry their membership card on the library premises and show it on request to library and security staff. Children below the age of 11 will not be allowed unaccompanied into the library.

Call for submissions: The Zeenat Haroon Writing Prize for Women 2023

Do you have a story to share with the world? Then The Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing Prize for Women may be the platform for you! Now in its fifth year, The Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing Prize for Women was set up to honour Zeenat Haroon Rashid (21 Jan 1928 - 8 April 2017), a founding member of the Women’s’ National Guard at the time of Independence.  The competition provides an opportunity for Pakistani women to express their voice through writing and supports those who wish to pursue writing as a career. The writing competition carries a cash award of PKR 100,000.