Bibliographic Search Services

The library offers its search services via the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). This service allows you to search for available materials in the library using the online catalogue.

Our library catalogue is powered by Koha and has the following features:

  1. It is freely accessible via the internet
  2. It has simple keyword and advanced searching
  3. One can filter a search by item type, subject, author, campus library/location etc
  4. It displays cover images to guide you on selecting the item you want
  5. Personalized patron services such as:
    1. Ability to place, suspend and cancel holds
    2. View your current and past checkouts
    3. Account history (fines and payments)
    4. Create and mange Private and public book lists
    5. Access to your account information and ability to update them
    6. Make purchase suggestions online
  6. Virtual shelf browser
  7. Ability to share content with your colleagues on social media

Accessing the Online Catalog

The Library Catalog is accessible through the internet by via the link: http://opac.mku.ac.ke.

Conducting a simple search on the catalogue

Click on the link above and type in the search box to search for items in the library catalogue. This will display all books available in the library about the keywords you searched for. You should then write down the call-number which will guide you when retrieving the book from the shelves.

© 2016 Mount Kenya University Library P. O. Box 342-01000, Thika, Kenya.