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The Mission of the University of Nairobi Library is to provide quality information services that will empower the University in carrying out its core activities of teaching, learning, research, community services and consultancy to the highest international standard.

News & Events

EVENT:Library Open Day / Open Access week, 2014

THEME:Generation Open; Involving early career researchers in  information advocacy

DATE: 22/10/2014 - 26/10/2014

Free trial to credo online reference service

Eifl is availing free trial to credo online reference service and academic
core collection to the University. The trial runs upto November 2014.
Subject coverage: Art, Business, Food & Beverage, General Reference,
Geography, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Psychology,

New UN websites & publication

UN in General

The 69th Session of the General Assembly opened on 16 September 2014, the
General Debate will start on 24 September 2014.
English: http://www.un.org/en/ga/
French: http://www.un.org/fr/ga/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/es/ga/

Temporary closure of the Library Circulation and OPAC systems for upgrading

The University of Nairobi Library is in the process of upgrading its Library Management System.

Kindly take note that the Library electronic services including the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and the loaning system will be suspended from 4th to 20th October, 2014 for the final data migration.

The Library will however remain open for reading services and access to other electronic resources.

We regret the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Upcoming Library Open Day / Open Access week, 2014

The 4th library open day / open access week is scheduled to take place from the 22nd to the 24th of October, 2014 at the Main campus (JKML), College of Architecture & Engineering (CAE Library), and School of Business (SOB Library) respectively.

Academic Journals

Academic Journals is a broad-based publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. Academic Journals currently publishes 111 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences.


Students from Kapkenda Girls High School visit JKML

On 18th September 2014 a group of Form four students from Kapkenda Girls High School from Rift Valley paid a visit to the JKML. They were given a brief talk about library resources by the circulation librarian, Mr. Weche. Thereafter they were given a tour of the Library.

2013/2014 Performance Contract Evaluation

The Library Department took part in the Performance Contract evaluation for the year 2013/2014. The exercise was held on Wednesday 10th September 2014 at the Central Catering Unit (CCU). The Department was led by the Director, Library and Information Services; Dr. Sophia Kaane.

French lecturers receive training on E-Resources

Lecturers of the French Department outside UNES Consultancy Unit after being trained on how to access E-Resources using the relevant databases subscribed to by the Library.
The training was facilitated by Library staff who also gave a brief sensitization on issues of plagiarism, open access, and University of Nairobi Institutional Repository.


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