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Open Access Week 2018
Group Photograph of Registrar (ARE), librarian, deputy librarian and Knowledge Ambassadors after 2018 open access event.
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 Workshop 2018
Group Photograph of Knowledge Ambassadors, Officials from KLISC and Library staff
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

International Open Access Week 2018

To support teaching and learning with a view to improving the quality of education, the University participated in Open Access Week on 29th October 2018 - 2nd November 2018. The purpose of the event was to train students on use of open access electronic information resources. 


Training, Tutorials and User Guides

Prof. George Magoha Library offers free training for all students and staff. Please see the below training schedule for a list of pre-arranged training sessions at Electronic Resources Lab in the Library. Interested students are requested to register at the Ground Floor Circulation Desk (library) or through the email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Indicate your name, reg. no., program and telephone number and the training you are registering. Deadline for registration is 28/9/2018.  




Access to e-resources skills for postgraduate students

9th Nov 2018

2.00 - 5.00 pm

Study Spaces and Discussion Room (INFORMATION COMMONS)

The Library provides a choice of study spaces to suit different work preferences including silent study areas with desks where you can plug in your laptop, individual study carrels, computer workstations, or discussion areas with tables for group work. Information Commons or the discussion rooms provide collaborative areas. This room is located on the Ground floor and open 24/7. Read more ...

 Predatory Journals

These are identified by Jeffrey Beall (2010) as deceitful open access publishers who publishing articles with little or no real peer review. It is an exploitative academic publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals.  Read more ...

Library Relocation to new Building

The library has relocated to the new Library building. All the library services are now available. Sections of the Library are listed below:

  • Reprographics - Ground Floor
  • Information Commons (opened 24hrs) - Ground Floor Left Wing
  • Postgraduate Section - Ground Floor Right Wing
  • Special Needs Section - Ground Floor Right Wing  Read more ...
Newly acquired books

There is a new collection for various disciplines that have been added to the library and are available for use. Please open this link to download the list of newly acquired books.

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