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International Open Access Week 2018

To support teaching and learning with a view to improving the quality of education, the University will participate in Open Access Week from 29th October 2018 - 2nd November 2018. The purpose of this event is train the students on use of electronic informationresources. You are all WELCOMED

Training, Tutorials and User Guides

The 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.  





11th Oct 2018

2.00 - 5.00 pm

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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