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Library Guide

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

(a) All members of the University are entitled to use the library as readers.
(b) Members of MUHAS community have to register for membership. Membership forms are available at the Library Issue Desk. Library members are entitled to borrow books and utilize other library services.
(c) Users who are not from the MUHAS community and who may wish to use the Library may do so after applying for a monthly membership at a small cost of:
- Students Tshs10,000/=
- Local researchers/scholars Tshs. 20,000/=
- Others: (eg. Children of MUHAS staff) Tshs. 5000/=
- International scholar/ researcher USD 20

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