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Entrance of College Library in 1910
College Library in 1907
About College Libraray
The History of College Library dates back to 1905 when the College was temporarily established at Deolali, India. In 1907 when the College shifted from Deolali to Quetta, the Library was housed in one room. The new Library Complex completed in August 1992 was inaugurated by the then COAS General Abdul Waheed, NI (M), HI (M) in June 1993. In June 2002 it was named Ghazi Library after Lieutenant Gen Tariq Waseem Ghazi (ex Commandant) in recognition of his untiring efforts for the College in general and Library in particular.
The story of the Library will be incomplete without mentioning the crucial role played by Lieutenant Colonel (later Commander - In - Chief of Pakistan Army) Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan who was member of the Faculty at the time of independence. He safeguarded the repository from the Indian Faculty Members who wanted to split the Library and peculate a portion to India. Lieutenant Colonel Yahya slept in the Library for several consecutive nights shielding this treasure of knowledge.
The College Library, in its present shape is a tastefully decorated repository of knowledge which is stocked with 54,000 books on a wide variety of subjects including 2500 rare books, published prior to 1905. The oldest book in the Library “The History of the Present State of the Ottoman Empire” dates back to 1686. The adorned dome and murals depicting ideal leadership attributes and Muslim history always fascinate our visitors.