The NSUK Central Library - Brief History of the University Library

The Nasarawa State University Library came into existence in January 2002 when the Administration of governor Alhaji (Dr.) Abdullahi Adamu (Sarkin Yakin keffi & Area Obateru of the source) wisely decided to establish a University during the 2001/2002 academic year. The premises of the former school of preliminary studies which gave way to the College of Arts, Science and Technology are now accommodating the Nasarawa State University. Up till September 2002, the collection of CAST Library was used by NASU students. But the property of the defunct CAST were inherited by the Nasarawa State Polytechnic . Every thing, including library resources, furniture equipments and some staff were lost as of the date of final handover to the polytechnic in November 2002. This is to say that the library started building its collection from accession number one. The new library opened its doors to the reading public on 3rd April, 2003. Aggressive acquisition was therefore embarked upon to build up the collection and also the space. At maximum capacity, the library could take up to 500 readers at a time and a book stock of 50 000 volumes. The building was restructured and renovated, properly furnished and equipped to serve the academic needs of the institution. It is on record that the library is lucky to have the attention of the authority that established it, in terms of funding. By February/ March 2004 the library extended it services to the Faculties of Law and Administration in Pyanku Campus as well as Faculty of Agriculture in Lafia. All academic activities in any academic institution revolve around its library. With the movement of Faculties from Pyanku to the main campus, the library now has 3 branches, main, Law and Agric libraries.

The NSUK E-Library

The NSUK E-Library boasts of both paid and free subscriptions services. The following are a few of the currently available databases available in the school. The library provides access to free online databases which can be accessed Through the e-library unit. The E-library provides computers with a reliable internet connection to members of the university community.

Digital Catalogue of Books

The library management embarked on a project to digitally catalogue all its resources, so as to improve library resource managementand tracking, and reduce the complexity of locating resources by clients.The library management system in use is the koha integrated library system,which is a web based platform, with a database server having cataloguing datastored MARC(Machine-Readable Cataloging)and accessible via Z39.50orSRU.The user interface is very configurable and adaptable and has been translated into many languages. Koha has most of the features that would be expected in an ILS.

The Law Library

The Law library is a comprehensive compilation of law related books away from the central library. The law Library is accomodated in its own building around the Law Faculty. The law library has its own e-library and also is subscribed to both online and offline electronic collection of e-books.

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Dr. Abdulkadir Aliyu
University Librarian

Dr. Abdulkadir Aliyu has a Ph.D in Library and Informatioin Science from ABU Zaria

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MAIFATA,Nurudeen Muazu
Deputy University Librarian

M.Phil Library & Information Science, ABU Zaria; MSc Information Management, ABU Zaria

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Ibrahim Hassan Mallam
Assistant Librarian

NCE, BLIS Library Information Science Master of Library Science(MLS) ABU Zaria

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Kolo Bala Mohammed

Head of ICT

Kolo Bala Mohammed is a computer scientist with masters in information management from ABU Zaria

Nasir Muhammad Auwal
Head Research and Bibliographic Services

Head of Arabic Unit 2011 to 2017,Head Research and Bibliographic services 2017 to date

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Alh. Abubakar A. Mohanmmed
Head of customer services

BLS, MLS and PHD in view

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Gabriel I Ajav
Principal Library Officer

MLIS (UAM In view), B.Sc.(Hons)LIS and Diploma in library Science, BSU Makurdi

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Danjuma Ali

Head of Reference Section

Graduate Librarian Bachelor of Library and Information Science.

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