Message from the University Librarian

Welcome to the USIU-A Library.

Our library strives to provide the highest quality services and resources to the University community. The Library recognizes the importance of consulting its members, assessing the use of key resources and services, and providing decision makers with data for planning and resource allocation. The success of the library will be contingent on continuing to align library goals with the goals of the University as a whole. USIU-A’s reputation as a top-rated university continues to grow. Similarly, the library continues to distinguish itself as a leader in transforming, preserving, and making accessible enviable information resources. We also endeavor to translate the changing and diverse research needs of our University into innovative and effective services and information experiences.

I invite you who share our passion for lifelong learning to join the library in achieving its mission, to enable the exploration and collaboration of scholars in their intellectual engagement with the world of ideas and in the creation of knowledge. Your contribution is essential in helping us reinvent a library for the future.

University Librarian


To provide leadership in innovative, user-centered and dynamic library services for academic excellence with a global perspective.


Operating within a multicultural and rapidly developing environment, the library and its staff are committed to being active and creative partners in the teaching, research and other knowledge application activities of the university through service to the community by selecting, organizing, presenting and preserving information resources for present and future scholarly communities.

Library Objectives

To fulfill this mission, the Library commits to:

  1. Create hospitable physical and virtual environments for study, teaching, and research;
  2. Build collections and create tools to support research, teaching, and learning;
  3. Disseminate knowledge and information through Current Awareness Services, Reference and Information Services and Liaison Services;
  4. Provide materials not only in the areas of immediate concern, but also in the areas of growing importance;
  5. Provide full bibliographic information of materials held by the library;
  6. Promote the innovative adoption of emerging learning technologies
  7. Ensure the digitization, preservation and long-lasting availability of Library collections and resources;
  8. Advance local, national, and international library and information initiatives;
  9. Develop, encourage, and sustain expertise, skill, commitment and an innovative spirit in its staff.


Library Guide

Ground Floor

The library entrance leads to the exhibition area and an open lounge.

The services located on this floor include:-

Information and control desk check in/ checkout counter, self-check out stations, periodical collection, reference collection, course text section, Online Public Access Catalog (OPACS), conference room, courtyards and reading space. University Librarian office and Senior Librarian User services office are also on this floor.

First Floor

This floor houses all the circulating collection from A to Z. The Short- loan section /Media Center, Instructional Room, Reference/Instruction Librarian’s office, Online Public Access Catalogs (OPAC’S), Study Carrels and information desk are also on this floor.

Second Floor

The second floor houses the Special collections. These are the Africana, American Studies and UN collections. This floor has the Multimedia Research Center which has been set up for the purpose of research. More study carrels and reading space. Information desk, Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs), Faculty room, card operated copiers and additional photocopying facility are also available on this floor.


A mixture of small and large study rooms destined to promote collaborative learning are available on the first and second floors of the library. Three of the study carrels on the first floor are fitted with video viewing workstations. Head phones are provided to ensure quiet listening

A General Works

B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

  • B Philosophy
  • BF Psychology
  • BL-BX Religion

C Auxiliary Sciences of History

  • CSGenealogy
  • CT Biography

D History: General and Old World


F History: America

  • E United States
  • F United States Local History, Canada, Central & South America
  • 175-190 Maryland History

G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

  • G-GF Geography, Oceanography
  • GN Anthropology
  • GV Recreation

H Social Sciences

  • HAStatistics
  • HB-HC Economics
  • HD Land, Agriculture, Industry
  • HE Transportation and Communication
  • HF Commerce
  • HG Finance
  • HJ Public Finance
  • HM-HT Sociology
  • HV Social Pathology, Social and Public Welfare, Criminology
  • HX Socialism, Communism, Anarchism

J Political Science

K Law

  • KF Law of the United States

L Education

M Music

N Fine Arts

  • NAArchitecture
  • NCDrawing, Design, Illustration
  • NDPainting
  • NEPrint Media
  • NK Decorative Arts

P Language and Literature

  • PA Classical Languages & Literature
  • PB-PHModern European Languages
  • PJ-PK Oriental Languages & Literature
  • PL Languages & Literature of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
  • PM American Indian Languages
  • PN Literary History and Collections
  • PQ Romance Literatures
  • PR English Literature
  • PS American Literature
  • PT Germanic Literature

Q Science

  • QA Mathematics
  • QB Astronomy
  • QCPhysics
  • QD Chemistry
  • QEGeology
  • QH Natural History
  • QK Botany
  • QL Zoology
  • QM Human Anatomy
  • QPPhysiology
  • QRMicrobiology


  • RA Public Aspects of Medicine
  • RB Pathology
  • RC Internal Medicine, Practice of Medicine
  • RM Therapeutics, Pharmacology
  • RT Nursing

S Agriculture

T Technology

  • TA-TP Engineering
  • TRPhotography
  • TSManufactures
  • TTHandicrafts, Arts and Crafts
  • TXHome Economics

U Military Science

V Naval Science

Z Bibliography, Library Science

Library Hours

Monday – Friday8.15 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Saturday9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Sunday11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Public Holidays


Monday to Friday8.00 a.m.– 5.00 p.m.


Sunday and Public Holidays