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Bishop Okullu Memorial Library

Opening Hours

Bishop Okullu Memorial Library

Monday - Friday: 8.30AM - 10.00PM

Saturdays: 9.00AM - 5.00PM

Nairobi Church House Campus

Monday - Friday: 8.30AM - 8.00PM

Saturdays: 9.00AM - 5.00PM

Nairobi Nation Centre

Monday - Friday: 8.30AM - 8.00PM

Saturdays: 9.00AM - 5.00PM

Nakuru Campus

Monday - Friday: 8.30AM - 7.00PM

Saturdays: 9.00AM - 5.00PM

Machakos Campus

Monday - Friday: 8.30AM - 8.00PM

Saturdays: 9.00AM - 5.00PM

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Bishop Okullu Memorial Library

Library Services

Lending services:

Charging and discharging of library materials and collection of overdue fines. Information Service: Assistance with general Inquiries is done at the issue desk.

Reservation/Recall service:

Reservation of borrowed library material in done at the issue desk. As soon as the item is returned, the awaiting user is notified. Users should keep constant checks at the counter. Items placed on reserve are held for a period of 7 days, after which they may be returned to the shelves. Item required by many users or for short loan borrowing may be recalled and must be returned within the shortest time possible.

Course Reservation:

Materials on recommended reading lists are placed at the request of academic staff in the reserve collection for short loan borrowing.

Inter-library loan:

Materials not available in the library can be obtained through an inter-library loan service from other local libraries. Request for this service may be forwarded to the University Librarian. Users who wish to use another library may request for a letter of introduction from the University Librarian.

Current Awareness:

Notifications of new information materials in the library is done through lists, displays and library monthly newsletter send to the members through e-mail.

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Bishop Okullu Memorial Library

Vision, Mission and Objectives

Vision

To be a centre of knowledge and global information.

Mission

Acquire current and relevant education resources and provide information access through service delivery for the development of servant leaders.

Objectives

  • To widen access and promote use of Information
  • To develop user-centered information services
  • To enhance information literacy
  • To maintain the integration of ICT in information harnessing
  • To preserve and conserve information resources
  • To maintain local and international partnerships
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Rules and Regulations

Each student is required to show his/her ID when entering the library and when borrowing library materials. Loss of ID should be reported to the librarian immediately. Membership to the library is through registration and loaning period is as shown below:

Book Loan Period

  • User CategoryNo. of BooksLoan PeriodRenewals
  • Postgraduates5 Books1 MonthRenewed Once
  • Undergraduates5 Books2 weeksRenewed Once
  • Pre-university5 Books2 weeksRenewed Once
  • No user shall take a book out of the library unless it is properly issued to him/her.
  • Borrowed items shall not be transferred from one borrower to another but shall first be returned to the library and formally re-issued.
  • Borrowers are held responsible for the safe custody of any library material they borrow. They shall be required to pay the cost of replacement plus 20% administrative fee of any item lost or damaged while on loan to them.
  • Borrowers are required to return borrowed materials on or before the due date. A fine of 5/= per day per book is levied on late return of circulating books and 5/= per hr. per book for late return of reserve books.
  • Readers must not damage or deface books or any other library materials. Those who do this will be required to pay replacement cost.
  • Readers must not damage or deface books or any other library materials. Those who do this will be required to pay replacement cost.
  • Books once removed from the shelves should not be re-shelved. They should be left on the reading tables to be re-shelved by the library staff.
  • The library is a noise- free environment. Making noise in the library is not allowed.
  • The library is a noise- free environment. Making noise in the library is not allowed.
  • The library is a smoke-free environment. Smoking in the library is strictly prohibited.
  • Eating, drinking and chewing in the library are prohibited.
  • Use of mobile phones in the library is not allowed
  • Use of library computers is strictly used for OPAC and online database searches.
  • Reference books, periodicals and journal are for use within the library and not borrowed.
  • Photocopying of more than 10% of any published document in custody of the library is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  • NOTE: ILLEGAL PHOTOCOPY THAT GOES BEYOND THE PERMITTED LIMIT IS PUNISHABLE UNDER THE KENYA COPYRIGHT ACT OF 2001.
  • Briefcases, jackets and bags should be left at baggage area-the space provided for in the Library but do not leave your valuables in this place.
  • Marking, writing on, underlining and defacing or mutilation of any library material is strictly prohibited.
  • All registered members of the library must clear with the University Library at the expiry of their membership.
  • Recalled books should be returned to the library as soon as possible.
  • Order and good mannerisms should be observed in the library-Use the provided bins to dispose litter.
  • Stealing or attempting to steal library material is a punishable offense.
  • All readers leaving the library in possession of books, papers and bags must show them to the security personnel at the exit point.
  • All library users are expected to observe these rules and regulations. Any breach will result in disciplinary action.
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Bishop Okullu Memorial Library

Bishop Okullu Memorial Library is named after the Late Anglican Bishop Henry Okullu (1929-1999) a legendary outspoken Kenyan on issues of human rights and justice, advocating a multiparty system of governance. Located in the scholarly serene, cool and quite paradise of LIMURU, The Main Campus Library was erected with the assistance of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany and opened in 1996. An extension to the library was opened on 23rd October 2008 by Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi to accommodate the growing number of students and is now a state-of-art one stop information center.

The library aims to embrace the rapid global changes in ICT, while at the same time seeking to enhance its role in the university’s efforts in realizing its vision and the fulfillment of its mission and institutional values.