Library Fact File

LIBRARY FACT SHEET

The UoN Libraries at a Glance – 2020

  • 14 libraries across colleges, schools, institutes and campuses
  • 133 (+/-) library staff serving in University-wide library system
  • 6509 sitting capacity
  • Fully automated

Collections

  • 750, 000 print volumes
  • 163,000 subscribed e-books
  • 75,000 full text journal articles
  • Over 100,000 open sources e-books and e-journals
  • Over 105,000 scholarly output in the Institutional repository

Services

  • Reference assistance in-person, online, via phone or e-mail
  • Services for persons with disabilities - Screen readers software (Jaws & NVDA)
  • Wireless connectivity throughout the Libraries
  • Library instruction/communication skills classes
  • Bindery
  • Archives & Rare Collection services
  • Trainings
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  • Check in, check out (Circulation services)
  • Photocopying and printing

Access

In-person, many resources, such as electronic databases, journals and e-books may be accessed online via remote access (VPN & RemoteXs). Through librarian@uonbi.ac.ke, you may submit reference questions

Facilities

  • 113 study carrels
  • 14 computer laboratories
  • Ample reading Spaces
  • Wi-Fi access
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