Fully automated with a seating capacity of 1200.
Can house up to 300,000 volumes.
More than 200,000 Volumes & 200,000 e-books, 90 print journals
Journal and eBook subscriptions: More than 40 databases.
Audio visual Materials : Over 6000.
Have red label on the spine.
Cannot be checked out.
Includes almanacs, atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, statistics, yearbooks, directories, etc.
Materials on high demand are placed here.
Back issues of newspapers both local and international.
Student projects, staff papers, and magazines.
Loaned for a limited period of time ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hrs.
Used in the library only.
Course text to meet core reading needs in specific area of study.
Materials issued for the whole semester.
Issued at the Issue Counter
They are located on the 2nd Floor and nclude Americana, Africana and UN Collections
Materials from these collections can only be used within the Library.
Located on 2nd Floor
This collection is located on the 1st floor.
Used in carrels or taken out
Return at the audiovisual issue counter.
Current periodicals (recent 'loose' issues) arranged alphabetically by title.
Bound periodicals (Older issues bound as hardcover editions).
Use is restricted to the confines of the library.
Training on how to use the library online catalogs and access the online databases.
Get research assistance from a librarian.
Ask where materials are located.
Get assistance on using databases.
Book for library instructional classes.
You can also get in touch with the information desk through libchat on library.usiu.ac.ke
ID Card-operated copiers.
Please activate ID card at the computer lab in order to make copies.
Access databases, electronic journals & the Internet.
NB: The library provides training on how to use the OPAC features
Wi-Fi Access throughout the library.
Resources have a central access through the libhub portal.
E-Resources can also be accessed off campus via a virtual private network (VPN).
|Alumni Membership Fee|
|1 Year||Free reading in the library for paid up Alumni 5000(for borrowing priveleges)|
|3 Months||3000(for borrowing priveleges)|
|1 Year||KES 10000|
|6 Months||KES 6000|
|3 Months||KES 4000|
|1 Month||KES 2000|
|1 Day||KES 100|
|Monday - Friday||8.15 am - 9.00 pm|
|Saturday||9.00 am - 6.00 pm|
|Sunday||11.00 am - 5.00 pm|
|Opening Hours During Vacation|
|Monday - Friday||8.15 am - 5.00 pm|
|Sunday and Public Holidays||CLOSED|
You can access the USIU-Africa Library web page to access news and events concering the library, FAQs and downloadable content on various aspects about the library