The Department of Library and Information Science was established in the year 1983 to impart library education at post-graduate level. The objective was to provide opportunity for library education and training at university level to the students of Southern Punjab where no library school existed at that time. This program focuses on providing expertise in the field of library sciences and to identify and solve the problems of library operations in Pakistan.
The Department started evening classes from the academic year 2004 in order to benefit the working librarians of this region. Since 2007, it is also offering two more programs namely, BS (Hons) four year and one year MS program. Study tour of the students of final semesters of all programs, to various academic libraries is also a part of the scheme of studies.
This Department is one of the premier institutions of the country having highly qualified faculty members actively engaged in research activities. They have contributed a large number of research articles which have been published in journals of national and international repute.
During the last 28 years the Department has produced a great number of graduates who are serving as chief executives, teachers and librarians within the country as well as abroad including USA, UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia and UAE.