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THE USERS SERVICES UNIT

The Users Services Unit is a unit that takes care of the daily running of the Library

and having direct contact with the users and staff.  The user’s services unit consists

of other units namely:

      Circulation Section

The sub unit is headed by a Circulation librarian, shift heads and other supporting

staff (both senior and junior). Their duties includes:-

  • Student’s registration for use of library.(both New, Old and Postgraduate

    Students and Staff)

  • Online registration of Students

  • Loaning of information materials to staff and students

  • Charging and discharging of books.

  • Special loans to staff, and reserve book loans to students and staff.

  • Taking of statistics on readers.


Reference Section

     The sub unit is also headed by a reference librarian and other supporting staff.

     (Both Senior and junior), who report back  to the User Services Librarian. Their

     duties includes:-

    .Gives referral letters to students for use in other University libraries.

  • Assist students in answering reference questions when the needs arise like

    how to access materials in the library using the catalogue.

  • Receives referral letters from students of the other institutions for the use of

    our library.

  • Alerts users on new arrivals, and other unique texts acquired in the library.


     Bibliographical Services

     The Unit is also headed by a Senior Librarian who is answerable to the Users Services

      librarian and their duties include:-

  • Indexing of newspapers and magazines into various Subject heading

    like sciences, Agriculture, Higher education and other topical issues.

      User Statistics

      The unit is very minute within the circulation unit and they are also answerable to

      the user services unit and their duties include:

  • Compilation of daily statistics realized from the circulation unit.

  • Compilation of these statistics into quarterly reports.