Library Services

Circulation services:

Borrowing

University staff and students are eligible to borrow materials from the Library upon registration. Borrowed items are returned to the library on or before the due date. Items returned after the due date are considered overdue and accrue an overdue fine.

Long loans

Refers to items from the open shelves. These are loaned out as follows:

  • Students – 4 books for 2 weeks; renew once
  • Lecturers – 5 books for 3 weeks; renew twice
  • Non-teaching staff – 3 books for 3 weeks; renew once

Short Loans

Refers to items from the Short-loan collection. These are selected items in high demand. They are loaned out for a period of 1 day or shorter depending on the demand.

Reservations

If a user requires an item that is out on loan with another user, he/she may request for reservation of the item. The user will be notified as soon as the reserved item is returned. Reserved items must be collected within 24 hours of the notice.

Collaboration

We partner with other libraries which helps us to share resources

Reference & Information Services

We will offer assistance to users seeking the information at the circulation desk and any questions regarding location and use of all library materials, assistance with academic research, and any other library-related issues. It is from this area that you will be appropriately directed for specialized assistance.

Computer-based Information Services

  • Internet access
  • Searching online databases
  • Downloading documents and printing

Information Literacy

We offer orientation for new students followed by in-depth information literacy programme meant to impart information literacy skills useful for academic purposes, such as research papers.

Current Awareness Services (CAS)

We have a book exhibition shelve in the Library for the newly acquired books and journals to notifying users of new acquisitions. Also included are news on meetings, training courses, and other events of interest to users.

Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)

We send awareness to users on the latest publications in their specified field(s) of interest which are generated from predefined user’s profiles.

Photocopying, printing and scanning

Photocopying services are available at Kshs. 2 per page and printing services at Kshs. 5 per page.

NB: Library services are controlled by the library rules and regulations