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Library Overview

The ultra modern library and information center offers in one central location, all the resources necessary to support teaching, learning and research, making the library the intellectual hub of Mt. Kenya University.

The library promotes and maintains a wide variety of quality services that will support the Programmes of the university and encourage optimal use of the information resources.

By understanding the dynamism of a library and library services, the university library lays emphasis on acquisition of relevant, authoritative, up-to-date materials and promotes quick access and delivery of information by integrating information communication technology in its functions.

For research, library users access more than 30, 000 volumes on site as well as electronic catalogues, databases, subject guides, encyclopedias, dictionaries and e- books collection. The E-learning, multi media, study Villas creates a variety of learning and collaborative environments. To support individual learning with custom-designed study carrels and tables.

Library core values.
Efficient and timely delivery of information
Freedom of access to information
Professional ethics and standards
Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright Laws and conventions
Preservation of knowledge

Library services.
E- learning services
Multimedia Services.
Online Circulation of information materials
Reference and information services
User support services
Bibliographic search services (OPAC)
Reprographic services
Current Awareness Services
Interlibrary loan services

Operational time.
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 9.00pm
Saturdays 9.00 am to 5.00pm
Sundays 10.00am to 4.00pm
Public holidays closed.

It is expected that once all the programmes are Mounted, a variety of information services will be given such as:

On-line databases
CD-ROM network or major bibliographic databases
Access to other library catalogues and information on the internet
Current textbooks
Academic reserve collections of heavily used items
Document supply service to obtain material not available at the Mt Kenya University Library.

The staff at the Enquiry and Information Desks will help all users on how to use its collections, services and information resources.

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