To acknowledge the services the library is dedicated to Zaheen Ahmed who devoted his entire working life to the cause of Art Education. A graduate of the KSA in 1974, Zaheen remained at the school as a dedicated teacher for the rest of his life. He continues to be sadly missed by faculty and students alike.
The KSA library has a rare collection of books related to different fields of Art and Design and various other subjects. You may find a colossal variety of books covering numerous aspects of the various fields of the creative industry, which provides extensive facilities to maximize knowledge and enhance competence. There are more than 3000 books in the active inventory, some of which are very distinctive. Many of the books preserved in this library are original editions and great effort has been put in to develop such a collection of unique and prime quality books. Many of the collection items are a rare find in the market. The library is primarily accessible for reference; however a number of books are also available for the students to issue.
The Library also maintains an Audio/ Visual section. It has a collection of documentaries, movies, e-books and many video related to art and relevant subjects.
Each student is provided with a library card at the beginning of the academic term, which needs to be renewed annually. For easy and prompt access, all books are catalogued.
The Library is primarily meant for bonafide students, faculty & staff members of Karachi School of Art. The outsiders from other university/institution may be allowed only with the written prior permission of the Librarian for a limited period. They shall, however, have to consult the documents within the premises of the library.