Library Opening Hours


Monday to Friday
7.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
1:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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

Information Literacy/Training

The library has scheduled to offer free training for all students of University of Embu and staff at E-resources section. The sessions are shown on the table below.

Please book for the training sessions before 30th January 2019 ......more information

Date Topic
5 February 2019 Information Literacy  sessions for new students
6 March 2019 Library Products and services for postgraduate students
21 February 2019 Endnote
22 March 2019 Anti-Plagiarism
28 March 2019 Assignment Writing

 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 ...
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 Featured databases

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Contact us:

P.O. Box 6 60100 Embu - Kenya
Tel: (+254)0706 528 876
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