Library Profile

The university library is housed in an ultra-modern library building whose sitting capacity is 700. Prof. George Magoha Library System is composed of three subject libraries namely Humanities and Social Sciences in the ground floor, Law and Political Science Library in the first floor and Science and Technology in the second floor. The library facilities include:  

  1. A total stock of approximately 20,000 volumes, inclusive of books, periodicals and other non-print materials. The stock is divided into a general lending materials and specialized research collections. Books in the library system are classified by the Library of Congress Classification Scheme.
  2. The library is also fully subscribed to electronic information resources such as Kenya Library and Information Science Consortium (KLISC), The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL), Plagiarism Detection Tools and Open Access resources amongst others.
  3. The sections of the library include: circulation desks, reprographics section, postgraduate sections, information commons/discussion rooms, Africana, periodicals, electronic resources laboratory, boardroom, information literacy rooms and technical sections amongst others.
  4. The library is fully automated and also Wi-Fi enabled and fitted with electrical/internet fittings  accessories for use both at night and day.


A globally acknowledged gateway to scholarly information.


To provide contemporary information services that will empower the University in carrying out its core activities; teaching, learning, research and extension services.

Strategic Objectives

  • Selecting and acquiring relevant and up-to-date information resources for all programmes to support teaching, learning and extension services.
  • Organise all the information materials in the Library using internationally accepted standards to allow easy access and retrieval.
  • Continuously offer information literacy and orientation to all users through a variety of methods in order to provide guidance on use of information resources. 
  • Organize and preserve all locally produced knowledge within University of Embu and provide open access anywhere and at any time.