PIFD is offering design education in various disciplines to cater the needs of Pakistani industry and it is mounting day by day by producing energetic, trained, enthusiastic and well-informed professionals in the field of design. PIFD Library’s vision is to be the best library with respect of resources and services in the field of design education. To achieve it, the library strengthens its resources and services according to needs of its users.
Pakistan School of Fashion Design (PSFD) was established in 1994 as a project of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). With the blessing of Allah Almighty in 2008, PSFD was renamed as Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD), while in 2011 it succeeded to obtain Charter from Federal Government as a Public Sector Academic Institution. PIFD is a HEC recognized degree awarding institute which is functioning efficiently to strengthen the Pakistani industries by providing them qualified, hardworking, technical and enthusiastic professionals in seven disciplines of design which are Fashion Design, Textile Design, Fashion Marketing and Merchandising, Jewellery Design and Gemological Sciences, Furniture Design & Manufacture, Leather Accessories & Footwear and Ceramic Design.
PIFD is the first ever institute which is offering and has specialization in design education over the country. PIFD is focusing on producing design professionals who are deeply collaborative, ethically grounded, emphatically connected and technologically empowered. PIFD has a very clear vision of being in line with the cultural, social and religious values of our country while imparting quality education to its students.
To meet the objectives of the Institute, PIFD Library is imparting its role in the form of providing related reading materials to its users. The library has come into being right after the establishment of PSFD. The journey of PIFD Library consists of more than two decades. Currently PIFD Library has a rich collection of books, journals/ magazines, E-Books, E-Journals/ Magazines, Audio/ Video material and online databases. The library is continuously struggling to cope with the standards by ensuring quality of resources rather than quantity. The library conducts training sessions, workshops and literacy programmes as well as annual book fair for the dissemination of knowledge. Special lectures on different topics related to research are also being offered by the library for its users.
|Monday To Friday||8-30 am To 4-30 pm (Without any Break)|
|Friday||8-30 am To 4-30 pm (Juma Break from 1-00 pm To 2-15 pm)|
PIFD Library organized 7 Book Fairs on annual basses to stretch awareness and importance of the books among users. The Library also organized many workshops on Searching Techniques, HEC Digital Library, Citation Management using Mendeley, Quantitative Research, How to publish your research, How to extract paper from thesis and APA etc. Information Literacy programmes for students regarding library, its resources, services and searching techniques were also organized.
PIFD Library emphasizes on quality of information material rather then quantity. The library possesses reasonable print resources in form of Reference Books, General Books, Magazines/ Journals, Theses/ Projects, Urdu and English Literature.
|Sr. No||Name of Magazine/ Journal||Frequency|
|1||Collezioni Donna, Haute Couture & Pret A-Porter||Seasonal|
|4||Gems & Gemology||Quarterly|
|5||Journal of Design History||Quarterly|
|6||View Textile View||Seasonal|
|8||Jewellery News Asia||Monthly|
|9||Index Furniture Journal||Bimonthly|
|12||Metalsmith: Art Design Jewellery Metal||Biannual|
|13||Creative Knitting Magazine||Monthly|
|14||American Furniture Annual||Annual|
|16||ARS Sutoria Footwear Fashion||Monthly|
|17||ARS Sutoria Arpel Handbag Magazine||Quarterly|
|19||Me & My Wedding||Quarterly|
|21||Appolo: The International Art Magazine||Monthly|
|22||Journal of Marketing||Bimonthly|
|23||LUMS Case Journal||Biannual|
Qualified, experienced library professionals are always willing to support the users with the wide range of information resources. The Reference Desk throughout the day helps users in locating information and their required material by using the print and electronic resources. The Reference Desk provides Guidelines, like how to use library collections and respond in-person if needed. User’s Queries are also handled through telephone and e-mails. In case of unavailability of required information resource(s) users are referred to other libraries, offices or individuals for getting their needed information/material.
All registered students, faculty members and staff are eligible to borrow books from the library for a specific time period. Institute’s ID card is mandatory to avail this service.
PIFD library offers distant-material by providing reading material especially journal articles, e-books and links to its users through its Document Delivery Service.
PIFD is offering design education in various disciplines to cater the needs of Pakistani industry and it is mounting day by day by producing energetic, trained, enthusiastic and well-informed professionals in the field of design. PIFD Library’s vision is to be the best library with respect of resources and services in the field of design education. To achieve the library strengthens its resources and services according to needs of its users. Photocopying and scanning services are available in the library.
PIFD Library has established a Laptop Lab for its users especially engaged in research work. Reasonable desktop computers are separately available in the library for the general users of the library.
Library, resources, services and facilities are informed to the users through Information Literacy Programmes. In these programmes different orientations which includes How to use Library, Searching Techniques, Trainings and Information Sharing are arranged for the users to make them more familiar with the strengths and importance of the library.
vResearch Support services like Related Article Provision, Plagiarism Checking, Research Contents, Citation Management, Methodology and HEC recognized journals etc. are also offered to the researchers to support them in their research work.