The Library

     
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The Management University of Africa award winning library operates a hybrid system embracing both print and e-resources in tandem with contemporary and emerging global trends. It is a hub of resources in management, governance, entrepreneurship and leadership in the region – a library of first instance and last resort.

Currently, it holds over 10,500 print volumes and over 40 electronic databases which allow access to a wide array of e-journals and e-books. The library operations are fully automated using Free and Open Source integrated software called KOHA. The circulation module is integrated with an off-campus portal powered by EZproxy software that allows students to access e-content from the comfort of their homes and offices thus making every space Worldwide, MUA library space. Working students on foreign assignments can conveniently access our e-content to write assignments as well as prepare for examinations.

The library is open to the community around and incorporates a children library and an Islamic collection. In addition, the library runs an outreach programme where it donates books to learning institutions from kindergarten all the way to University supporting some of the oldest and established Universities in Kenya including the sponsor.

As a way of benchmarking for continuous improvement and best practices, the library enters into competitions which celebrate excellence, creativity and innovation in library practice so as to continuously improve and learn. In 2013 Library of the Year Awards (LOYA), the library was celebrated 2nd in the Academic Libraries category.

Our library is fully automated using KOHA Integrated Library System and has a sitting capacity of 200. It also offers 24/7 Internet access at dedicated speeds of 8.75 MBPS both up and down link, plus WI-FI or Internet hotspots.The library has over 45,000 e-journal titles and over 65,000 e-books whose content can be accessed from home or office provided one is connected to the Internet.

We have made it possible for those off-campus to access our Library facilities through the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) that is accessible via our website. This has enabled the university to achieve global reach in providing library resources. The library also has over 10,500 print volumes comprising of motivational, inspirational and entertainment literature in addition to a children library; Africana and Islamic collections are available as well.

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Our library Participates in, collaborates and links with leading global industry players such as:

  • Programme for Enhancement of Research Information (PERii).
  • Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC).
  • Books for Africa, USA.
  • Books for International Goodwill (BIG), USA.
  • Book Aid International, UK.
  • American Friends of Kenya (AFK).
  • World Bank/UN-Habitat/University Libraries Round Table.
  • Member, Kenya library Association (KLA), the professional body of Librarians in Kenya.
  • McGraw Hill Publishing Company, UK.
  • Cengage Publishers, UK.
  • Ivey Publishing, Canada.

These partnerships ensures that the content is up to date and compliant with the set global standards. In addition, the library provides specialized services such as Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), Current Awareness Service (CAS), HIV/AIDs Information and most recently has initiated a Cancer Awareness Campaign.

OPENING HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday – 8.00 AM – 8.00 PM
  • Saturday – 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
  • Sunday - 2.00PM – 5.00 PM

Loaning of books; Timelines:

  • Faculty – 6 books for 28 days
  • Students
  • Undergraduates - 2 books for 14 days
  • Postgraduates – 4 books for 28 days

LIBRARY AND CSR

  • Operates a strong outreach programme that donates books sourced from USA - Kindergarten to University. In 2013, the library donated 23,228 books. Each book bears the ... Donated by Management University of Africa, stamp
  • Participates in competitions that celebrate excellence in the industry for continuous improvement, innovation and benchmarking; such as LOYA, modeled around German Libraries.

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It was voted the best Library by students at the MUA Awards dinner at THE BOMA on March 7th 2014