The library is largely an open access. This means that readers have free access to the shelves and may browse and borrow at will. Certain categories of materials may not be borrowed, mainly because of their value, or rarity, or the great use made of them. These are mainly placed either in the special reserve or reference collections.
Admission and membership
Locating information resources
Library materials can be located or be accessed through the following:
- Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC):
This is a new computerized library catalogue that has been developed using the KOHA integrated library software package. The Library OPAC is user friendly. Users can conduct a simple search or an expert search system using boolean operators. Users have the option of searching the full catalogue or parts of the catalogue such as books, articles, audio visual materials and serials. Users can search by title, author, organization, text search, subject or even by year of publication. Search result gives information on the title of the book, author, publication statement, and the section of the library or where the item is located. Other information include the class mark, availability status and whether the item can be borrowed or not. Click here to access OPAC