Guaranteeing access to knowledge & information

Playing a fundamental role in society

A gateway to knowledge and culture

Online Resources


The Institutional Repository, a digital collection of academic scholarship and research works. The Repository contains theses and dissertations, research articles, conference papers, rare and special materials including many other digital resources. Read More


An electronic Library Gateway to Information and provides a single interface to discover and access the institution subscribed to and recommended information resources. Read More


Locate items within the library's collection. The catalogue is used to find materials based on author, title, subject, or format. A high-quality catalogue makes the library collection easier to use and more accessible. Read More


An electronic resource center is an information source provided in an electronic format. E-Reources include; full-text journals, newspapers, company information, e-books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, economic data, digital images, industry profiles, market research, career information, and more. Read More

Message from the University Librarian

Kyambogo University Library Services consists of six service centres that include: East End (Barclays), The Library computer Laboratory, at the West End (Faculty of Education), North End (Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation) and the new Central library constructed with funds from AfDB.

The University Library is mandated to provide resources that foster; intellectual curiosity, promote critical inquiry and encourage informed awareness. The University Library supports over 121 academic programs both at the main campus and within the affiliated institutions. This is done through well-established and productive professional networks and support of different stakeholders within and outside the University. As the centre for academic excellence, the University Library continues to support and develop programs and initiatives that enhance access and utilization of information resources for quality and competitive education.

Dr. Eliz Nassali State

Dr. Eliz Nassali State 

University Librarian


To be a Leading provider of Research Information in Education, Science, Technology and Humanities.

Rules & Regulations

  • Maximum silence is to be observed while in the Library.
  • Mobile phones should be switched off when in the Library. Failure to adhere to this, a penalty of Ushs. 5000/= per incident is charged
  • Bags, briefcases, metallic containers, umbrellas, overcoats, are not allowed in the library Smoking and consumption of food and drinks in the library are forbidden.
  • Reservation of seats in the Library is not permitted. The Library staff may remove books and other personal effects left for any length of time on chairs and tables. The Library accepts no responsibility for personal belongings left lying on reading tables.
  • Books consulted within the Library should be left on the tables after use.
  • All readers leaving the Library in possession of books, papers, folders/Box files, etc, must present them to Library staff for checking at the point of exit. The library security may request a user leaving the library to carry out a close body check in case they suspect books are tied on the body or hidden under clothes. Read All
  1. When a user has identified a book form the open shelves section, and wishes to borrow it, she/he presents the book/item, to the responsible person at the issue desk, who shall issue out the book/item according to the laid out procedures.
  2. There are categories of readers whose membership does not entitle them to borrow as indicated in the rules and regulations on borrowing
  3. Borrowing is done under the names of the person fully registered with the library and is not interchangeable.
  4. A borrower remains responsible for any library resource under his/her record as long as the borrowing remains un-cancelled

All items on open shelves can be borrowed and used both within and outside the library facilities

Items in closed sections of the Library are issued under specific conditions and are strictly used within the Library facilities for a period allocated at the time of issuing.

Library items are issued on first come first serve basis

Provided the item is not reserved by any other reader a loan can be renewed but not for more than two consecutive times.

  • Family members of University Staff, Annual subscription of US$3 or its equivalent per person with no borrowing rights.
  • Alumni Annual subscription of US$10 or its equivalent per person with borrowing rights
  • Present students and staff of Affiliated Institutions, Annual subscription of US$10 or its equivalent including borrowing rights. Applicants must write their applications through their respective Institutional Librarians or Lecturers responsible for the Library services
  • General Public Annual subscription is US$20 or its equivalent including borrowing rights
  • Casual users, service charge of US$1 or its equivalent per visit
  • Institutional Membership, Annual subscription of US$50 or its equivalent. This includes, bibliographic, reference and current awareness services.

Opening Hours

During Semester (Monday - Friday)

09.00 am - 09.00 pm

During Semester (Saturday - Sunday)

09.00 am - 05.00 pm

Semester Break/Holidays (Monday - Friday)

09:00 am – 05.00 pm.

Learn More

  • Reservation services
  • Book Banks/Reserve Banks
  • Library Computer Laboratory
  • Bibliographic services
  • Binding services (new publications/dissertations, repairs and newspapers)
  • Reprographic services
  • Registration and clearing

As the centre for academic excellence, the University Library continues to support and develop programs and initiatives that enhance access and utilization of information resources for quality and competitive education.