Library Membership/Resources/Access

LIBRARY VISION

To be a professionals' hub for enhanced research, learning, creativity and academic excellence.

LIBRARY MISSION

To bring out one's intellectual creativity through the provision of meaningful information resources and services.

LIBRARY SLOGAN

"For Inarguable & Lifelong Intellectualism."

LIBRARY VALUES

We are committed to:-

  • Intellectual excellence
  • Client service
  • Information access
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration

Library Units

The Acquisitions Unit

This unit is responsible for the identification, selection, ordering and purchase of the information resources that are thought t be vital for the library users.

The User Services Unit

This is the unit responsible for ensuring a conducive environment for all library users. It is also responsible for ensuring that there’s tranquility and that the user expectations are satisfied.

The Technical Services Unit

Processing (classifying, cataloguing) of newly acquired items, ensuring proper data entry into the database, labeling, shelving are the responsibility of this unit. It is also responsible for ensuring that the library equipment is fully functional.

CUU Library Functions/Roles

  • Ensuring that the Internet connection in the library is good so as to enable library users to access and use the available E-Resources.
  • Carrying out information literacy trainings with CUU staff and students to enlighten them on how to access, retrieve and use the available resources for their reading and research.
  • Provision of both print and electronic information resources to support research in CUU.
  • Ensuring a conducive library environment that enables user concentration and peace of mind.
  • Ensuring maximum use of library information resources through resource sharing, Current Awareness Services (CAS), Document Delivery Service among others.
  • Having an updated and informative website and other communication channels through which information resources can be obtained with ease.

Library Vision

To be a professionals' hub for enhanced research, learning, creativity and academic excellence.

Library mission

To bring out one's intellectual creativity and through the provision of meaningful information resources and services.

Library Slogan

CUU Lib: "For Inarguable & Lifelong Intellectuality."

Library Values

CUU libraries are committed to:-

  • Intellectual excellence
  • Client service
  • Information access
  • Creativity

Library staff and client collaboration

 

LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP

Categories of people who can access the Cavendish library resources and services include;

  • University Council Members and the Board
  • Administrative and Academic Staff (Contract, part-time and full-time)
  • Registered Students (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
  • CUU Alumni (Those who have once studied from CUU)
  • Visitors upon obtaining authorization/a Day Pass (valid for a day)

SERVICES ACCESS

  • Staff and students are required to present a valid CUU ID to the library security personnel before accessing the library, its resources and services.
  • Visitors are expected to obtain day passes from the library personnel before accessing the different library resources.
  • Library staff have the right to stop anyone from accessing the library premises and resources should they have a conviction that the person in question could compromise the safety and stability of the library, its resources and users.
  • All library users are expected to stick and abide by the set library rules and regulations. These rules are explained here.

Free Resources &

Free E-Journals

The World Health Organization (www.who.int/publications/en)
A large number of e-resources on epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, ethics, occupational health, Primary Health Care, and more. Country reports and clinical resources are also featured on these pages.

Free E-Books & Resources

HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme (www.who.int/hinari/en/)
HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature.

Research4Life

ARDI
The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.

African Virtual University

OER@AVU, an African Virtual University www.avu.org initiative launched in 2011 with at least 288 OERs, has been a great contribution to the African and global OER communities. As of July 2018, OER@AVU has a total of 1,623 resources. This follows the addition of 1,335 new OERs released in 2018...