Library Profile

The University library has a sitting capacity of 850. The Library is composed of three subject libraries namely Humanities and Social Sciences on the ground floor, Law and Political Science Library on the first floor and Science and Technology on 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 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.

Vision

A globally acknowledged gateway to scholarly information.

Mission

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 programs to support teaching, learning and extension services.
  • Organize 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 the use of information resources. 
  • Organize and preserve all locally produced knowledge within the University of Embu and provide open access anywhere and at any time.
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