The Vice Chancellor of the Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan Prof. Dr. Ihsan Ali laid the foundation stone of Central Library on 9th September, 2009. Since, its inception it has gained the reputation of well academic and research center of not only the University but of the entire region. With the span of no time the library holdings have crossed the mammoth figures of fifty thousand. One of the significant episodes of the Library is that it’s not only housed the conventional resource material like books, research journals and papers but also have an access to the digital depositories of renowned publishers cross the world. The Library has an access to the National Digital Library Program, by the courtesy of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, which contains thousands of full text E-book, research journals and articles.
To cater the intellectual needs of the faculty and students, special emphasis has been given to the academic program of the University. The Library has an extensive collection covering from social sciences, applied and pure sciences, literature and theology. In addition, library automation and digitization program has already been initiated to provide best and timely research and reference services to the patterns. Keeping in view the importance of Libraries, eight libraries have established at all the compasses i.e. Shankar, Riffat Mahal, Palosa, Anbar, Pabbi, temargarah, Buner and University Women College.