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Latest News & Announcements

Faculty of Health Sciences Library Receives Book Donation from Prof. Griffith R. Harsh, Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of California

Prof. Griffith R. Harsh, Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of California and spouse to the US Ambassador to Kenya on March 23rd, 2023 donated 70 titles of surgery books and journals to the Health Sciences Library courtesy of Dr. Julius Kiboi, Chair of Surgery department, UON. The collection was received by the Faculty Librarian, Mr. Zablon Muyera.

Upper Kabete Campus Library Ambassadors visit the Library Management at the Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library (JKML)

The upper kabete campus library ambassadors paid a visit to the library top management team at the JKML on 6/04/2023. The ambassadors, whose main aim was to benchmark, were privilaged to meet the Director, Library & Information Services Madam Angela Mumo and her two deputy directors Mr. Harun Mugo (Human Resource & administration) and Mr. George Nyalwal (Planning).

The University of Nairobi , Library and Information Services Department Receives Book Donation From Dr. Phylisters Matula

The Library and Information Services department received a generous Book donation from Dr. Phyliters Daisy Matula, Lecturer in the Faculty of Education University of Nairobi. The 510 copies of this book donated to the Library is co-authored by Dr. Phylisters Matula, Prof. Dorothy Kyalo and Dr. Angelina Mulwa all from the University of Nairobi.


The library disability mainstreaming committee (DMC) visited the United States International University (USIU) library with an aim of benchmarking on facilities and services to Persons with disabilities. The team was eager to learn more on the subject and pick on new technologies for PWDs that can be implemented at our  library.USIU is a private University with students from all over the world.

Well-being outdoor workshop. “Towards Understanding and Appreciating the Challenges of Human Rights Defenders with Disabilities and the Coping Mechanisms adopted in handling the Challenges”- held on March 11th -12th 2023 at Zeituni lodge Elemetaita.

The above workshop was organised by Joy Town Old students Association ( JOSA) with the following objectives :

1.To bring together Human Rights Defenders (HRD) with and without Disabilities to share experiences in their pursuit of Human Rights Defense with a focus on Human Rights Defenders with Disability.

2.To enable HRDs understand the Challenges faced by Human Rights Defenders with Disabilities.

3.To learn from the Experiences and Coping Mechanisms adopted by HRDs with Disabilities in their pursuit towards advocating for the Rights of PWDs.

The Chancellor University of Nairobi Dr. Vijoo Rattansi donates books worth Kshs 10 million to the University of Nairobi Library.

Book Donation

Book Donation

The Library and Information Services Department receives a consignment of books from Educate Yourself Limited. This constitutes part of the annual Book Donation courtesy of the University of Nairobi Chancellor Dr. Vijoo Rattansi.

Training on Publishing of Institutional Journals Using Open Journal System (OJS)

The university has implemented a digital repository with an aim to make the institutional research discoverable and accessible globally. Besides, there are other open access initiatives that can be adapted to enhance visibility of local research and improve ranking of the university. One of the initiatives is the development and implementation of institutional journal system.

Shri Om Birla, Speaker of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) Republic of India, Visits Mahatma Gandhi Graduate Library

On 17th January 2023, the Mahatma Gandhi Graduate Library had the pleasure to host the Speaker of the Indian Parliament (the Lok Sabha), Honourable speaker Om Birla. The Speaker donated Seventy Six copies of books and electronic books to the Library and Information Services department.

Eng. Peter Nduati donates a book he has authored to the library.

Engineer Peter Nduati donated seven copies of a book titled “Gooka from the village to the city” to the Library and Information Services department on 16th January 2023. The engineer is an alumnus of the University of Nairobi.

The Deputy Director in charge of Planning Mr. George Nyalwal and Acquisitions Librarian Mr. David Mulonzia were handy in receiving the donation on behalf of the Director, Library and Information Services.

Library Disability Mainstreaming Committee Inspects the Newly Modified Washrooms for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) at the Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library

The library DMC inspected the newly modified washrooms for PWDs at the JKML library on 16th January 2023. Making facilities accesible to all it’s users is one of the performance contract target for the library department. Last year the library in the same spirit , ensured that the JAWS screen reader for the people with visual disabilities was installed in four branch libraries successfuly. These are: JKML, Parklands library, Mahatma Gandhi Graduate library, and the Kikuyu campus Library.