Resourceful libraries have long attracted knowledge-seekers and have played animportant role in education and research. With the astonishing advances in science andtechnology, traditional libraries have not remained unaffected and the concept of digitallibrary has emerged and caused a revolution in these old institutions. A digital librarycan provide access to many of the information networks around the world, which is anecessary component of almost any research experience today.Considering the facilities associated with a digital library, gradual replacement of traditional libraries by digital ones appears to be inevitable. As an important step inenhancement of education in Afghanistan, the concept of digital libraries must be
introduced and integrated into the country‘s rapidly evolving educational system.
This thesis addresses the challenges existing in Afghanistan university libraries. Asolution for each challenge is defined by introducing digital and automated systems andfinally a scheme is provided for switching from a paper-based library system to a digitallibrary system.