Journal Publishing Workshop
Group Photograph taken during Journal Publishing Workshop held on 23rd June 2022 at Prof. George Magoha Library.
Visit by CS. Ministry of Education, Prof. George Magoha to the library, during the launch of the National Youth Week
Kenyoho Secondary School visited the University of Embu Library
Njuri High School Visited University of Embu Library
Laikipia County, Deputy Governor, H.E Hon. John Mwaniki addresses Library and Information Science Students during the workshop on Friday, 24th May 2019.
Official opening of Prof. George Magoha Library
His Excellency Hon. William Samoei Ruto, the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya after Officially opening Prof. George Magoha Library.
Knowledge Ambassadors
Knowledge Ambassadors following presentations during the workshop
Knowledge Ambassadors Workshop
Knowledge Ambassador commenting on Strategies used by Knowledge Ambassadors to promote e-resources
Knowledge Ambassadors Workshop
Knowledge Ambassadors following presentations during the workshop
Knowledge Ambassadors workshop 2018
Knowledge Ambassadors from Kirinyaga University Presenting on Access to e-Journals, e-books & Repositories
Knowledge Ambassadors Workshop
Arrival and Registration of Knowledge Ambassadors from different institutions in Kenya
Post Graduate Training
Vice Chancellor, University of Embu giving his remarks during Open Access Week Postgraduate Training
Post Graduate Training
Prof. Budambula, Director BPS making her presentation during Open Access Week Postgraduate Training
Open Access Week 2017
Library staff demonstrating best ways to access e-resources online
Library Management System Hand-over
Vice Chancellor, University of Embu and Librarian presenting server to Principal, Muvandori Mixed Secondary School and students.
KASNEB Visit to the Library
KASNEB Officials assessing UoEm Library resources
Open Access Week Group Photo
A group photo with the winners of Open Access Competition. Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Coordinator, Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) awarded the winners.
Reading Section
University of Embu Library Reading section
Open Access Week 2017
Library staff demonstrating access to e-resources
Post Graduate Training
Deputy Librarian giving her remarks during Open Access Week Postgraduate Training

Open Access Journal Publishing Workshop

Prof. George Magoha Library hosted Open Access Journal Publishing Workshop on 23rd June 2022. The workshop was organized by the University of Embu together with Kenya Library and Information Science Consortium (KLISC) and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL). Participants were from the Universities in the Mt. Kenya region including Chuka University, Karatina University, Kirinyaga University, Meru University, Methodist University, University of Embu, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, and Tharaka University College. The workshop was facilitated by Prof. Joseph Kavulya, Dr. Gitau Njoroge, Mr. Edward Safari, Iryna Kuchma, Mr. Arnold Mwanzu, and Mr. Bernard Shiundu. Activities for the workshop were: Introduction and implementation of Open Journal Systems (OJS) software, emerging trends in Open Access Movements, policy, and Technical Frameworks. 

There was an online fourth-year training on 8th February 2022. During the Information Literacy training, the students learnt the following:

  • Access to Electronic Resources
  • Use of gateways and scholarly Search Engines
  • Use of MyLoft (My Library on My Fingertips)
  • Referencing tools

Research4Life - All you need to know!

Research4life is one of main the gateways to access information that would otherwise be in journals that are not accessible.  It allows you to access thousands of journals and books free of charge.  For maximum benefit please log in while on the University LAN. 
The Research4life portal was updated in September 2021 to make it easier for users to teach themselves.  This means that the new students or those who have missed the previous training(s) can now teach themselves. Previously trained students to note that the interphase has changed as there are some changes to the portal.
To help you navigate through the new Research4life portal:
2) Training videos are on YouTube;
3) How to read and write a paper etc  

Introducing Myloft - 'My Library On Fingertips'

Open the MyLOFT app on your desktop:

While using the MyLOFT on desktop, remember to download the browser extension:
Download the MyLOFT App for your mobile: 
How to log in:
  • Open the mobile app/the WebApp.
  • A page will appear asking you to select your institute.
  • Click on the textbox on the screen and select your institute, i.e. University of Embu, Kenya by scrolling the list given or typing the name. Click on “Continue”.
  • A login page will appear with text boxes for email and password. 
  • Type in your registered email id and password for your MyLOFT account and click on “Sign in”.

Visit by University Council

The University council visited the library on 8th July 2021.

University Librarian demonstrating to the University Council the essential services offered at the library. 

Taylor & Francis DRM-free eBooks

Taylor and Francis have offered trial access to all DRM-free eBooks content on (~135,000 eBooks) until the end of May. Please access the ebooks and provide feedback regarding the content, for future decision-making. Attached are user guides for reference in video                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

In addition, we wish to inform all users that Ebsco host and Oxford University e-libraries are now available via the library website.  

Save time! Return the books at your own convenience

The library has introduced a book drop box to enable you to return the books anytime.
Return the books by dropping them into the box in liaison with the security officer at the
library entrance.

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MyloftMyLOFT stands for 'My Library On Fingertips'. It is an app for accessing, organizing and sharing digital content and e-resources subscribed by the library. It allows users to download content and save for offline reading.Read more

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