Welcome to Kirinyaga University Library.
We exists to support learning, teaching, research and innovation in line with the vision, mission and core values of the University.
CIRCULATION DESK
The circulation section is the main service point for all library clientele.
READING AREA
The Section provides a focal point for the promotion of reading & literacy in libraries..
COMPUTER SECTION
The Section is equipped with computers with internet connection for use by students in their research and studies
TECHNICAL SERVICES
The section continually works to further the development of the library collection.
RESEARCH & USER SERVICES
The section is committed to helping users meet their specific informational needs.
Newly recruited KyU Knowledge Ambassadors keenly following a presentation during E-resources training on March 17, 2021 at the Academic Boardroom 3
Esther Wanjira, a KyU library Staff, conducting a training on access and use of E-resources to the newly recruited Knowledge Ambassadors on March 17,2021 at the Academic Boardroom 3
KyU Knowledge Ambassadors and library staff pose for a group photo after attending E-resources training on March 17,2021
University Librarian, Stephen Maina, conducts a training on Introduction to E-resources during the E-resources Training Workshop held on February 7, 2019
PHOTOS OF PART OF DONATED BOOKS FROM KENYA NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE (KNLS) ON OCTOBER 7, 2020
A DISPLAY PART OF MEDICAL BOOKS DONATED TO KyU FROM KENYA NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE (KNLS) ON OCTOBER 7,2020

Message from the University Librarian

The University Library exists to support learning, teaching, research and innovation in line with the vision, mission and core values of the University. The available relevant, varied, unique and high quality collection (print and e-materials with over 70 databases) are tailored to the information needs of the faculty and students..read more

Stephen Maina.

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  • Opening Hours

    The Library is open from:

    Monday - Friday: 8.00am- 9.00pm: (Issue Desk-8.00am-8.40pm)

    Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm: (Issue Desk-8.00am-5.40pm)

    Sunday & Public Holidays: (Closed)

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Library Services

Information Resources Services
The library has a collection of both print and non-print information materials. The library personnel are well trained, knowledgeable, dedicated and are happy to guide students through the use of the resources available in the library. It also has unlimited access to extensive collections of all fields via a wide range of electronic sources that the library has subscribed to. KyU has taken rapid measures to ensure that it's library is of the highest standard possible.

Circulation/Reference services
This service is found at the circulation desk or loans desk, usually found near the main entrance of the library. It provides lending services and facilities for return of loaned items. Renewal of materials and payment of fines are also handled at the circulation desk. Circulation staff will provide basic search and reference services. The library provides general information services to all customers.

Current Awareness Services
The purpose of a current-awareness service is to inform the users about new acquisitions in their libraries. The services are available to keep you up-to-date with the most recent publications and developments in your field.

Knowledge Management Services
The University library offers knowledge management services through capturing, distributing, and effectively using knowledge. Knowledge management is a discipline that promotes an integrated approach to identifying, capturing, evaluating, retrieving, and sharing all of an institution’s information resources. These assets may include databases, documents, policies, procedures, research materials and publications.

Information Literacy
The University Library offers regular information literacy skills to it users. Information literacy is a set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze and use information or the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, organize and effectively create, use and communicate, information to meet the information need.

Quote of the Day

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. ~ Abraham Lincoln

CONTACTS

Address: P.O.Box: 143-10300
Kerugoya, Kenya
Email: library@kyu.ac.ke
Phone: +254 0709 742000
Website: www.library.kyu.ac.ke