A donation of 15,000 approx. books related to the field of science, technology, engineering , medicine, social science and non-fiction etc. was received at the University on 2nd April, 2021. The donation was sent through shipment by Dr. Salahuddin Qazi under “Books for International Goodwill” (BIG) Programs Maryland, USA.
The library facilitated through providing its Digital Library to Prof. Dr .Saad Ahmed Qazi, Dean, ECE for conducting training sessions on weekend during March – April, 2021 in collaboration with NCAI.  

Digital Library section of the library arranged fourteen (14) training sessions for third year students during 31st March to 13th April 2021. Trainings were given to students of different teaching departments including Materials, Textile, Food, Telecom, CIS, Automotive, Humanities and Petroleum of the University.

The purpose of the training was to increase awareness of e-resources available at the University. These trainings are part of the continuous efforts by the library to enhance usage of e-resources in the students at undergraduate level.

The library after signing an agreement with PASTIC, became the member of Consortium of Science & Technology and Research & Development Libraries of Pakistan (CSTRDLP). Being a member, the library is now a part of PAK-CAT Union Catalogue of PASTIC which is a platform for resource sharing among the libraries nationwide. The library has shared its bibliographical data with the Union Catalogue and for may also request other member libraries for books through Inter Library Loan(ILL).
PEC scheduled OBA Based Re-accreditation visit for some Undergraduate Engineering Programs of the University on 21st–22nd June, 2021. The Convener of visitation team of PEC visited the library on 21st June, 2021, where library services and facilities, working of different sections and information resources provide to students were briefed.  
Training sessions were conducted at City Campus for Faculty of Architecture & Planning Department and at Digital Library Section of the library for third & final year students of Architecture & Planning, Polymer & Petrochemical Engineering and Mathematics Departments for awareness of e-resources available through the webpage of the Library. Multiple sessions were conducted by Mrs. Naveen Ali, ITM (JE) during 2nd to 13th July, 2021.

Two visitation teams of PEC visited the Library on 21st June and 1st July, 2021 respectively and visited various sections of the Library. They were briefed about the library services and facilities and information resources available in the library.

A donation of 37 books related to the children literature received from various individuals and organizations were handed over to the Principal, Cowasjee School, NEDUET on 16th July, 2021 for their school library.  

The Library extended and upgraded its online services to all categories of membership:

  • Email alerts, reminders and notices reminding due date of borrowed books from Circulation Section for renewal and/or overdue charges have now been extended to undergraduate & postgraduate members of the Library.
  • Books borrowed from Circulation Section can be renewed through the Library Portal services (twice for faculty members) and (once for students) remotely.
  • The Library Online Customers’ Feedback Form has been integrated with the academic survey of postgraduate and PhD students.

Library web page and Library online public access catalog (OPAC) has now been made accessible 24/7.

The Library contributed in the University Online Pre-Admission Entry Test (PAET) and provided its Digital Library facility for Undergraduate Admission Program, 2021 in the University. The admission tests were conducted during 6th to 12th September, 2021 as phase I for NED admission tests and 25th September to 5th October, 2021 as phase II for NED and other institutions admission tests. The tests were carried out in three sessions each day.
Four staff members of the Library namely Ms. Huma Sardar, Ag. Librarian, Syed Basit Ali, Deputy Librarian, Mrs. Nazia Sami, Assistant Librarian and Mr. Muhammad Sameem Kardar, Assistant Librarian visited the Aga Khan University library on 21st September, 2021. The main purpose of this official visit was to collect the library data related to the yearly quality objective of the library 2k21 – SWOT analysis of Engr. Abul Kalam Library with the two benchmark libraries in the region.
Engr. Abul Kalam Library subscribed Pro Quest Ebook Central database for the year 2022. Library users have now access to over 200,000 scholarly E books related to engineering, technology, humanities and social sciences through Ebook Central.
The library is capable to integrate the Google analytics with the library website for statistical analysis. In addition, the library catalog has been enriched using Syndetic enrichments tool to facilitate engagement with books by adding summary and table of contents etc.  
A one day training session was conducted to Library Incharge of Civil Engineering Department, TIEST Campus library on 22nd November, 2021. The library resources & facilities were briefly explained to her. She also visited to all sections of the library.  
The library participated in University Carnival held on 22nd & 23rd November, 2021.

A session for library orientation was held in digital library by Ms. Naveen Ali for students of Master of Advanced Linguistics on 3rd December, 2021.

352 books were assigned Classification scheme of Petroleum & Petrochemical Engineering Department for their seminar library on special request.

A group of 89 students along-with 08 teachers of Quaid-e-Azam Rangers School & College, North Naziabad, Karachi visited the library on 7th December, 2021.
The library facilitated the editorial committee of NEDIAN newspaper through its digital library to conduct screening test for induction of team members on 10th December, 2021.  
The library organized its Annual Book Fair in collaboration with NCL/NCAI of the University on 13th & 14th December, 2021 at the main University Campus. The Book Fair was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tufail, PVC. Twenty-Six (26) Booksellers participated in the book fair. The book fair was well attended and appreciated; several useful titles were selected as a result of the tremendous event.
Ms. Naveen Ali conducted 15 training sessions at the digital library for final year students of Civil, Mechanical, Mathematics and Humanities departments, informing them about digital resources and reference works citation managers subscribed by the university to support them in their research work.