The Circulation Area
This is the big wooden counter that users encounter as they enter the Library. Materials are signed out and returned at the desk. Reserved materials are also borrowed at the Counter. Materials in this section are under open access.
There are three reading rooms in the ground floor and a small reading room in the Library Extension for post-graduate students. At the upper floor of the library, students may use the main stack, reference room and a room designated ‘reading Room’.
The Reference Room
The Reference Room is located in the room just behind the Circulation Desk. Materials in this room are under “close access”. They are to be accessed only in the room. They are not to be taken out and cannot be checked out of the Library.
The Periodical Room is arranged into three sections:
- The bound periodical section is on the extreme left.
- The current periodicals are in the centre of the room. They are arranged on the shelves according to their subject areas.
- The periodical librarian’s office houses periodicals yet to be bound. All periodicals are to be used within the periodical room. They are not checked out of the Library.
World Bank Publications
This is an open access collection. They are a prime source of information and data on economic and social development in more than 150 countries. The Library is a depository of the World Bank publications.
These are shelved near the end of the Main Stack. They include circulation books, reference books and bound periodicals that are designated “oversize”.
Vertical Size Materials
They are designated “VF” and are kept in file cabinets in the periodical room. These files contain pamphlets and other thin items, such as clippings, maps and pictures. There is also a collection of overhead transparencies on Biblical subjects, designated “Tra”. Generally vertical file materials are for use within the Library, but in some cases items may be taken out for short periods by arrangement with the Librarian.
It is located in the apartment that formerly housed the Theology and Religious Studies Department. It is on your right side just after the staircase leading to the main Library. It comprises of the following: -
- GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS . They are under close access, hence cannot be checked out..
- BARATON COLLECTION: This is a collection of theses, dissertations, articles and works published by the faculty, staff and students of this institution. Again materials in this category cannot be checked out of the Library.
- AFRICANA COLLECTION. These are publications about Africa and people of African origin. Resources in this section are under close access.
- AUDIO VISUAL SOFTWARE. These materials are classified and arranged in a small room located in the Special Collection room. Audio materials are used within the Library. Because the hardware is located outside the Library, films, slides, and video are loaned out for a period of 4 days.
- The Microfiche collection is located in one of the rooms in the Library Extension.
- HIV/AIDS LIBRARY
There are three rooms reserved for online searches:
- A large room with 36 computers. This may be used for undergraduate students. There are some computers in this room reserved for CD-ROM searches.
- An inner room equipped with six computers for post-graduate online searches.
- A small room with four computers for faculty online searches.