University library’s tremendous growth
The University Library has under-gone tremendous growth. The Thika Institute of Technology Library had a sitting capacity of 100 users only. The current University Library’s sitting capacity is 1,000 users.
Mount Kenya University Library (main campus ), is fully automated and Wi-Fi enabled and has various sections such as Reprographic section, Technical section, Circulation section, Reference section, Children’s section, Periodical section, Cultural centre, Digital and Multimedia Section, study Carrels, Reading area , Stack area, library staff offices, library Staff common room and Library discussion Villas. The library complies with the standards and guidelines for establishment of an academic library as stipulated by the Commission for University Education (CUE).
The villas are Wi-Fi enabled and fitted with electrical accessories for use both at night and day. Its setting has an ambiance that is conducive for learning and study.The library user education is conducted for proper utilization of the ICT facilities; the Wi-Fi enabled library environment enhances use of laptops, smart phones and other gargets within the university. The Wi-Fi zones are distributed on all the floors of the library, the study villas and the library yard. This has demystified the library theory of a building into a virtual space.
Mount Kenya University subscribes to various electronic resources such as journals, eBooks through the Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) to supplement the print resources.
The library services are automated executed using a library Information Management System. The library has Computers fully networked with free internet for library patrons and Amazon Kindles (EBook readers) for access to online resources.
The library users are able to renew borrowed information resources on their own whenever they are by logging in to Online Public Access catalogue.
Mount Kenya library started with a sitting capacity of 100 users and currently we have a total capacity of 4,440. There has been a continuous improvement due to the support given by the University management in providing the highest quality of library facilities, resources and qualified staff.
Message from the Librarian
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Mount Kenya University Library. The University Library is your gateway to information resources that will inspire and facilitate your research and study across all disciplines.
The Library’s services and collections are entirely dedicated to support the University community of faculty, researchers, students, and staff. We provide the opportunity for students and researchers to request the use of its extensive catalog of both physical and digital books and journals.
Our Library offers excellent internet connectivity and efficient online access to its rich e-resources and digital content through an advanced set of information and communication technology-based facilities.
The Library’s patrons have a wide variety of access routes to conduct expert research and retrieve relevant resources. Our library contains a hybrid collection of printed course-related book materials, and other e-resources such as e-journals, e-books, electronic theses & dissertations and technical reports of research organizations. The Library stays committed to obtaining unavailable requested materials from the book suppliers and inter-library exchanges.
Our library staff are pleased to offer their expertise in answering your inquiries about any library-related issues. The Library website also provides informative guidelines and answers to most of your frequently asked questions (FAQs).
We look forward to serving you and welcome your comments and suggestions.
Ms Victoria Munyao