BRIEF ABOUT THE LIBRARY

The University Library is charged with the task of supporting all the academic programs of the University, through the provision of adequate, accurate and relevant information to support the learning, teaching and research process of the University. The Library collection covers a vast range of disciplines and includes a wide array of formats – from books and journals to manuscripts, maps, among others. Increasingly our digital repository is accessible via the university’s intranet while other digital collections are accessible on the Internet via the library website, library catalogue, or direct searching from the internet. Our library provides primary support to all our academic and research initiatives with quality information resources.

Vision, Mission and Goals

Vision

A state of art/ modern library service that meets the clients’ changing information needs on a sustainable basis

Mission

To enhance maximum availability and access to information resources to promote research, learning, teaching and community service endeavors

Goals

  • To strengthen IUIU Libraries' position as an agile (able to move quickly and easily) and responsive department capable of continual improvement and change
  • To create a user experience that is high quality, consistent, and robust regardless of the user’s location, access method, or objective.
  • To facilitate the integration of information literacy and research skills into the curriculum to enhance academic success and lifelong learning.
  • To build a sustainable digital infrastructure needed to support expanding modes of research, teaching, and scholarly communication.
  • To establish processes and support structures that ensure the selection, acquisition, preservation, and provision of access to the full spectrum of Information materials.

LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP

All registered students and staff of the university are free to access the library services. Special information request from the public to use the library services have to be authorized by the university Librarian. Both students and staff are expected to fill a library membership form available at the library.

Your Library account

As a registered student and staff of the university, you get access to a university ERP account. On the ERP account you can access the library portal where you can check your borrowing, track your account, reserve books, and get access to many other library services. Your registration number or Staff number is often your username. Please always change your password as soon as you access your account. Always contact ICT for help with your university account. As soon as you have access to your university account, then you automatically get access to your Library account.

STOCK COMPOSITION

Reference materials

The library has a good collection of Reference works such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, year books, directories, catalogues, atlases, almanacs, handbooks, among others. These reference works are read/ consulted only within the library.

Books and Monographs

The library has a collection of about 100,000 books of multi-disciplinary coverage. These are classified according to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) scheme. This classifies knowledge into 10 major classes with many sub-divisions to cater for the various divisions of knowledge

Periodicals/Journals

The library has in stock a number of good reputable journals, periodicals, and essential reports, magazines and news-papers among others.