Academic Advancement: Libraries' Integral Support for Research in Public Sector Universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan


  • Tahira Bibi Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • Zakria Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan.


Research, Library Resources, Library Services, Public Sector Universities, Research Services


This research article explores into the pivotal role of libraries in enhancing research activities within the public sector universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The study's objectives encompassed assessing current research services, evaluating technology integration, and examining collaborative spaces within these libraries. A quantitative research approach was employed, surveying eighty library professionals across thirty-four universities. Findings revealed a diversified demographic profile among respondents, emphasizing the need for tailored research support. Analysis of digital resources highlighted moderate satisfaction with research databases but a positive perception of data management services. Technology integration, including interlibrary loan systems and institutional research repositories, showcased promising levels of effectiveness. Collaborative spaces within libraries, along with IT support and research advisory services, were deemed valuable for research endeavors.Recommendations emerged to enhance digital resources' effectiveness, optimize technology integration, and expand collaborative spaces. Improving IT support, empowering research advisory services, and promoting research outreach initiatives were also suggested. Continuous evaluation and adaptation mechanisms were emphasized to create a dynamic and effective research support ecosystem within university libraries. This study contributes essential insights into enhancing research support services, fostering collaboration, and promoting scholarly excellence within university libraries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.




How to Cite

Tahira Bibi, & Zakria. (2024). Academic Advancement: Libraries’ Integral Support for Research in Public Sector Universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Computing & Biomedical Informatics, 7(01), 559–570. Retrieved from