Library Services

We provide the following services;
  • Borrowing services
    • Checking out materials: borrowing of information materials (books, DVDs) is limited to AMIU staff and students with a valid ID. The number of items to be borrowed and the borrowing period shall be governed by the library policies and procedures.
    • Fines and fees: The library charges overdue fines for materials not returned or renewed by the due date. The library is open to external users at a fee. The fines and fees should be paid via Mpesa paybill number: 000555; Account: RC. The confirmation message should be presented to the librarian at the circulation counter for clearance.
  • Reservation/recall service
    • Reservation of library materials that are on loan can be done at the circulation counter. As soon as the item is returned, the awaiting user will be notified. Users should keep constant checks at the circulation counter. Items placed on reserve/hold will be held for 3 days, after which they may be returned to the shelves or given to the next person on the waiting list. Items required by another reader may be recalled and must be returned within 7 days after receipt of the recall.
  • Reference service
    • Assistance with general inquiries and more detailed subject and bibliographical work may be obtained at the circulation counter.
  • Ask a librarian
  • Instructional services
    • The library conducts trainings on how to use the library resources. If you are interested consult the librarian at the circulation desk.
  • Current awareness service
    • New books are displayed on the new arrivals shelves for a period of one month. The library runs a “Theme of the Month” display on the library notice board.
  • Research support services
    • The library will assist you in finding articles, books for your research; citing sources; ensuring originality of your research; identifying publishing channels and disseminating your research.
  • Health Learning Materials
    • The Health Learning Materials Unit is part of the library. The unit manages and distributes books and other health related publications by Amref Health Africa.
  • Photocopy/printing/scanning services
    • These services are available to all library users at a fee. Photocopying services are strictly governed by copyright laws on fair use.
Library Collections
  • Circulating Collection
    • This is the main collection in the library encompassing books in different fields of study.
  • Reference Collection
    • This collection is made up of dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and manuals. These materials are only used within the library.
  • Electronic Collection
    • The library subscribes to various electronic databases for journals and books. The subscribed electronic resources are available through ….