Kardan library is attracting students to its rich and extensive print, eBook, online and manuscript collections. The library offers a variety of study environments from study spaces to vibrant group work quiet rooms. There are extensive computer facilities and the library is subscribed to major academic research e-Libraries.
The library is a significant contributor in adapting to e-learning. In close collaboration with other stakeholders it will continue to acquire, manage and develop resources, tools and services in alignment with the university’s strong commitment to embracing e-learning.
The Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU) and Kardan University agreed to establish a partnership agreement to create an “ACKU Corner” at Kardan University's library. The overall objective of this initiative is to facilitate access to ACKU’s archive and library for the staff and students of Kardan University.
ACKU entails the region's most extensive collection of primary resources on Afghanistan. ACKU collections hold more than a hundred thousand documents of grey literature, unpublished materials on historical, political, social and economic segments of Afghanistan.
The Library's role
The Library contributes to the University’s aspirations in a number of ways, including:
- Providing high quality, welcoming learning spaces that meet the need for group and individual study.
- Developing, promoting and providing access to books, collections and resources meeting individual student and faculty needs.
- Ensuring that books and collections are discoverable and accessible, regardless of format or location.
- Providing loans, reserve and electronic reading list services.
- Managing resources in an efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable way in accordance with Kardan University's policies and procedures.
- Promoting and providing information about the library’s resources, programs and activities.
- Providing responsive hours of opening.