The Manuscript Section in the Punjab University Library was established on July 31, 1920. Total collection of this section is estimated to contain more than 24,000 titles. The number of manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish, Punjabi and other local languages is about 11,400 while collection of manuscripts in Sanskrit, Hindi, etc. is 8,671 volumes. This is the largest collection of manuscripts in Pakistan.
A brief account of important Arabic, Urdu, Persian and Punjabi Manuscripts is given below:-
Below is page wise calalogue of the Shirani Collection,
Below is page wise calalogue of the Aazer Collection,
Below is page wise calalogue of the Mujaddadi Collection,
Below is page wise calalogue of the Personal and General Collection,
Dr.A.C.Woolner was professor of Sanskrit. He collected hugely significant Sanskrit manuscript collection in the Punjab University Oriental College. In 1913 the Oriental College Library was merged with the Punjab University Library at the suggestion of Dr. A.C. Woolner and the Sanskrit manuscript collection also became a part of Punjab University Library. This collection has 9075 manuscripts in Sanskrit, Hindi, Prakrit, Sharada, Andhra, Tamil, and Nandinagari languages and scripts. This collection also has more than 2000 palm leaf manuscripts.
Two volumes hand list of this valuable manuscript collection has been published as under:
Below is page wise calalogue of the Labhu Ram Sanskrit Collection,
Below is page wise calalogue of the Shanti Saroop Saith Sanskrit Collection,
Punjab University Library has following Arabic Manuscript Collection
Below is page wise calalogue of the Arabic Collection,