The Government College University Lahore has planned to establish one of
Pakistan's largest libraries spread over 12.5 acres in its new campus
located at Kala Shah Kaku. The proposed state-of-the-art Library Complex
will have capacity of more than 12,000 readers in its five blocks.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi confirmed they have completed the
initial working on the PC-1 of the project with the input from the
university's library staff and Directorate of Planning and Development.
Modelled after the libraries in Cambridge UK and Singapore, Prof. Zaidi
said, the proposed library complex would have five large blocks with
reading halls, individual study spaces, mini cinema, conference halls and
archives. "The computer and printing room will cater to 500 users at a
time, while the library complex will also have museum, art gallery and
cafeterias," he added.
The Vice Chancellor explained that the GCU Library Complex would strive for
a minimal carbon footprint through the inclusion of green spaces, solar
panels and a green roof, as well as through other design features which
maximise the efficiency.
Prof. Zaidi explained that funding for the library complex be drawn from
The Vice Chancellor said that the GCU new campus after its completion would
have a capacity for more than 30,000 students and this library would be a
centre point for the reading, research and other academic activities of
The Vice Chancellor also referred to developing a beautiful large Oval
Ground at the New Campus with the support of gardeners and staff from