About Library

University of Embu Library's main aim is to provide a conducive, physical, and virtual study and research environment to the users. 

We provide access to both print and electronic information resources to support the teaching, learning, and research programs of the University. The ground floor houses the e-resources lab and books on Social Sciences and Humanities. The first-floor houses Law and Political Sciences books and Second Floor there are books on Pure and Applied Sciences.

 The Library has an Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) to facilitate browsing of library print materials from the Internet. In addition, the Library facilitates access to electronic books (e-books) and electronic journals (e-journals) in all subject areas.

The UoEm Library has over 20,000 volumes of print books, 1,000,000 e-books, and e-journals. 

The library offers the following services:
  • Issuing
  • Online Public Access Catalogue
  • Information Literacy
  • Renewals
  • Reprographic Services
  • Reservations
  • Access to E-resources and Exam past papers
  • Access to the Institutional Repository
  • Selective Dissemination of Information Service
The physical layout of the library 



Ground floor

 Humanities Library - classes (A to P),  Reprographics section, Electronic Resources Lab, Information Commons, Postgraduates section,     Special needs section, Circulation/Issue Desk, and Deputy Librarian office amongst others.

First floor

 Law Library - (classes’ J and K), Circulation/Issue Desk, Librarian office, Periodicals Section, Boardroom, and general reading sections amongst others.

Second floor

 Pure and Applied Science library - (Classes Q- Z), Postgraduates sections, and staff information commons for staff amongst others.


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