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Enlarge photo: The 7-storey Nkumba University Main Library, still under construction, houses a mordern IT Training Suite, an assortment of books and e-resources.

The 7-storey Nkumba University Main Library, still under construction, houses a mordern IT Training Suite, an assortment of books and e-resources.

Vision of the Library:

To provide the University  community wide access to information by incorporating Information Communication Technologies in all Library operations in order to enhance the position of Nkumba University as a centre of academic and professional excellence.

Mission of the Library:  

To plan, avail and facilitate access to a broad spectrum of information resources and services in order to promote and support teaching, learning and research activities of the University and the community.


The Library engages in the acquisition, processing, organizing, storage and dissemination of information in line with the broader mission of the University. To that end it aims to develop, maintain and promote high quality print and electronic collections, advance user-centered services that anticipate and respond to the needs of the University community.


The University Librarian,
Mrs. Florence Ssebbale.

The Law Library, which is adjacent to the Main University Library, is dedicated to law resources and the collection covers virtually all aspects of law.

The Library has altogether three dozen professional and paraprofessional staff headed by Mrs. Florence Ssebbale, the University Librarian.

All Library users are enjoined to abide by the standing rules and regulations of the Library that are intended to enhance a conducive reading and research environment.

The following facilities and services are available in the Main University Library:

  • Resources on generalities, social sciences, religion, computing, languages, pure sciences, psychology and education.
  • Journals, periodicals and pamphlets.
  • Computer Laboratory for internet access and online resources.
  • Card and online catalogue.
  • Soft copies (CDs) of books.
  • Reader space for individual study.
  • Photocopying services.
  • Binding and laminating services.
  • Newspapers – current and bound copies.
  • Reserve section / short loan collection.
  • Circulation desk.
  • Open carrels.

Online resources
The Library subscribes to the following online resources that are provided in full text:

  • Annual  Reviews
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Ebscohost
  • Emerald 
  • Oxford University Press
  • Sage Online Journals
  • Springer
  • Wiley-Blackwell-former Synergy content
  • Beach tree Publishing
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Symposium Journals
  • Mary Ann Liebert, Inc, Publishers
  • NPG (Nature and Palgrave Macmillan Journals)
  • Gale (Thomson learning)- Academic ASAP and Health &Wellness
  • British Psychological Society (BSP) Blackwell

The Library is in the process of registering for journals offered by TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library). These will be useful for users undertaking research in agricultural sciences and applied biology.

Working Hours

Monday – Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

9:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

9.00 a.m. – 4.00 pm

Public holidays
The Library remains closed during gazetted public holidays.

Added on: Monday, September 12th, 2011

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