• To acquire, process and disseminate scientific and technological information to the R&D community.
  • To provide Bibliographic Information and Document Supply Service.
  • To develop inter-library cooperation, resource sharing at national level.
  • To develop and strengthen the National Science Reference Library.
  • To publish an abstracting and indexing journal entitled "Pakistan Science Abstracts in ten different S&T Disciplines".
  • To compile Directory of S&T Periodicals of Pakistan, Union Catalogue of S&T Serials and other information tools.
  • To train information personnel in contemporary techniques and methods of information handling.
  • To interact with regional and international information agencies/networks