Departments & Services

 

Acquisitions: The division is responsible for the acquisition of library materials in the form of books, serials (printed and electronic), non-book materials (audio/ video tapes, microforms, CD-ROM etc.) and newspapers. Acquisition is done through purchase, subscription, and gift and exchange arrangements. Purchases and subscriptions are mainly through local agents or directly from publishers. The division is also responsible for maintaining the fiscal records of library funds for the purchase of materials.

Bindery: The Bindery Unit was established in the year 2013. Basically, it was set up to eliminate the inconvenience encountered with local Binders and to carter for the needs of the Library- that is mending torn and/ or worn-out books.

Circulations: Circulation Services assists library patrons with the locations and circulations of library materials. Functions include check-outs and check-ins of materials,collection of fines and other charges, re-shelving of library materials, charging and discharging of library materials, registration of users, maintaining order in shelving areas. Circulation services also assist patrons with general questions about the University Library.

Cataloguing and Classification: This section involves the cataloguing and classification of incoming materials:  the work process includes checking, identifying and verifying bibliographic details, content analysis, assignment of subject headings and call number, organization of bibliographic details, content analysis, assignment of subject headings and call number, organization of bibliographic details in a bibliographic record according to information categories, preparing the library materials for placing on the shelf: affixing spine label displaying call number and location label.

E-Library:The E-library is the section of the library in which collections are stored in electronic media formats (as opposed to print, or other media) and accessible through computers. The electronic contents may be stored locally or accessed remotely. It coordinates the functionality of systems and library network.It houses CD-ROMs which are arranged into their component disciplines, downloads and prepares journals for binding, managing the e-books and e-journals of the library, working on developing Institutional Digitized Repository for the University and generating a comprehensive list of the books in the library.

 

Reference:The Reference Section assists library clients, also known as patrons to locate items within the library and find information for specific purposes. It answers question by performing a quick internet search or performing a search on the library’s computer system. Depending on the complexity of the question, the librarian may need to conduct additional research and get back to the patron with the correct answer. The Reference Librarian may also provide training for patrons or other library workers on using library equipment and library procedures. Reference section also helps in updating the library catalogue, since they deal with daily request from users.

Serials:The Serials Section manages the journals, newspapers, magazines and other periodicals that support curricular needs and compliment the general monograph and reference collections. The Serials Librarian is responsible for reporting and contributing to the decision and policies concerning the serials collections.

Reprographic:This Section runs the duplication of all materials in the University Library.