Readers' Services Department

The Readers' Services Department

The Readers’ Services Department of the library provides assistance to the library users for effective, efficient and easier access and retrieval of library materials for use. The readers’ services are customer-centered. The staff sees and ensures the satisfaction of the library users, in order to promote the image of the library among the university community. Sections in the Readers’ Services include:

Circulation Section: The circulation section is the first meeting point of library users with the library staff. It is usually referred to as the image-maker of the library because it is the point where users have direct interactions with the library staff. It provides lending services and facilities for return of loaned items, registrations of users are handled at the circulation desk.

Reference Section: The section houses the library's reference materials, which include: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Bibliographies, Atlas, Who is Who, Year Book, Central Bank Publications, Reports, Curriculum Studies, Women in Today’s World, General History of Africa, etc. These reference sources are those materials that are not meant to be read from the front cover to the back cover.

Serials Section: This section is headed by a librarian who sees to the smooth running of the activities and services rendered in this section. Materials contain in serials section are current and backlog issues of both foreign and local journals, magazines, newspapers, special collections such as government publications, inaugural lecture series, rare books, conference proceedings, annual proceedings, university publications, news reports and other significant collections including daily newspapers such as Tribune, Guardian, Punch and Vanguard.