About Us

 

VISION

The Library’s vision is to become an excellent center for academic and research activities of the Egerton University Community, by providing a conducive environment for reading and learning.

MISSION

It’s mission is to support the teaching , learning and research needs of the University community by providing access to relevant information resources, disseminating research information and giving user- centered services

MANDATE

The Library supports the University’s mandate to foster innovative research and teaching by selecting, organizing, disseminating, providing user education and preserving information resources in both print and electronic formats. The Library develops and maintains quality information services by seeking feedback from the users.

ORGANISATION OF RESOURCES

Information resources are processed and organized using the internationally accepted standards like Library of Congress Classification Scheme and the Anglo American Cataloguing Rules which enhances easy access to the materials as well as resource sharing with other libraries. Through collaborations with other University Libraries and Library & Information Consortium, the library is able to share resources and subscribe to information resources at subsidized rates. The library has a rich collection of thousands of volumes of latest editions in various disciplines. It has 24 hours Internet connectivity through which electronic resources are accessed through the IP address for those within Campus and passwords for remotely located users. Using the AMLIB Library Management System, the Library has automated all its operations making information service more effective and efficient.  Using 3M electronic Library Security System the library is able to safeguard against theft of library materials.

The LIBRARY SYSTEM

The Library System currently comprises of the following Libraries;

i) The Main Library, established in 1939, is  located in Main Campus, Njoro;

ii) The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) Library established in 1994, is located in the FASS Complex in Njoro;

iii) The J.D. Rockefeller Library, established in 2000, is  located at the Utafiti building, in Njoro;

iv) The Nakuru Town Campus College Library, established in 2001, is  located next to Bawani building, along George Morara avenue in Nakuru Town;

v) The Nakuru Town Centre Library, established in 2011, is  located at Kekonga Building, Town Centre;

vi) The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Library, established in 2007, is  located opposite the Nakuru Provincial General Hospital;

vii) The Nairobi City Campus Library, established in 2011, is located at the Stan bank house in Nairobi;

viii) The Faculty of Education and Community Studies  (FEDCOS) Library,  established in 2012 is  located at the FEDCOS Complex at Njoro;

ix) The Records Management and Archives Centre (RMAC), established in 2012, is located at Njoro in the FEDCOS Complex, at Njoro. RMAC is guided by the Egerton University

x) Baringo Campus Library established in 2014, located in Kabarnet Town.

 

LIBRARY POLICIES

a) Library Policy (2014)

b) Records Management and Archives Policy (2014)

c) Information Literacy Policy (2014)

d) Institutional Repository Policy (2014)

e) Strategic Plan (2014)

f)  RMAC has initiated the following Records Retention and Disposal Schedules;
•    Human Resources Records Retention and Disposal Schedule.
•    Accounting and Finance Records Retention and Disposal Schedule
•    Academic Affairs Records Retention and Disposal Schedule
•    Procurement and Stores Records Retention and Disposal Schedule
•    General Records Retention and Disposal Schedule