Catalog

Currently the collection contains more than 100,000 physical items including books, reports, edicts, orders, other government publications, periodicals, posters, and pamphlets from the Jihad and Taliban era; current Afghanistan government publications; maps and bibliographies; videos, audio cassettes, and DVDs; as well as material from the pre-Jihad era. The collection continues to grow through ACKU staff selection and acquisitions. All material (monograph and serial in all languages) acquired for the Library’s collection is cataloging in conformity with accepted bibliographical standards and entered with the LCC call numbers and authorized subject headings according to Anglo-American Cataloging Rules2 (AACR2), Dari and Pashto materials are cataloging in the original script. Catalog records are also added to the ACKU Online Bibliographic Database. The Library gives high priority to making its collections readily accessible in the library’s catalog online or as part of ACKU database in the reading room.