Mount Kenya University Nairobi Campus Library is an essential part of University education system providing educational resources for learners and scholars with diverse information needs. The library is more than just books; the services include access to computers, Wi-Fi, online databases and downloadable digital materials. The library development plan 2023/2024 addresses key aspects of the library.


The library is located at the 8th Floor of Union Towers and the Postgraduate Resource Centre is located on the 3rd floor of Union Towers along Moi Avenue, Nairobi. Its setting has an ambiance that is conducive for learning and study. Access to information is easy and all titles are easily retrievable. The library is well ventilated with all sections well defined and labelled. The sitting capacity of the library and E-learning is 238 users with a service capacity of 350 per day.

Service Hours

Physical Library

  • Monday to Friday : 8.00 AM – 8.00 PM
  • Saturday : 9.00 AM  – 3.00 PM
  • Sunday & Public holidays : CLOSED

Digital Library

Organization and Access to Information Resources

Library information resources are organized using the Library of Congress classification scheme (LC) using the latest version of Anglo-American cataloguing rules AACR2. The library online public access catalogue (OPAC) is web-based, thus enabling access by all via the University website.

ICT Infrastructure

The library is automated using the KOHA library management information system. The system has both library user and staff interface integrated for efficient and effective services and operations. Nairobi campus library is a member of the MKU Union catalogue, which is web-based. All library users can access it via internet.

The range of e-materials & services available in the library include:

  • Books: Printed Materials e.g. fiction, non-fiction and references
  • E-journals: Local and International
  • Kindles
  • E-Books
  • Databases: Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Education Pure and Applied sciences, Information sciences
  • Internet Connectivity: Supplied (185 mbps)

The Library subscribes to forty-seven (47) e-resource databases through the Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC). The library users have access to various databases through specifically assigned user names and passwords. Some databases are also automatically link through the MKU IP address; the e-resource platform is MyLOFT

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