Welcome to Federal University Lafia Library. Our Library is one of the finest academic libraries. We proudly provide access to our collection of print and electronic academic resources to the University community and visiting scholars around the world. We are committed to providing world class library services that meet global standards and improve academic research. We are making
deliberate investments in our facility and staff, to continually improve our service delivery, and make it our goal to become one of the best libraries in the world.
The University Library is the basic and central bibliographical organ of support to the academic programmes of the University. It serves as a support not only for teaching but also for research and development activities.
The vision of the Library is to be a strong repository of relevant and up-to-date print and electronic resources with which services befitting a top class University library will be readily made available to users.
The Mission of the Library is to develop relevant library resources and offer high quality services in support of scholarship. Core values
The University library currently has a total of 1,625 volumes (books) and 1,025 journal titles among other reference materials. It has a capacity of 66 seats while the University Library monograph has a seating capacity of 48 persons.
Students and Staff have found the library a very conducive environment for serious intellectual engagement
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY
ELIGIBILITY FOR USE
The following categories of users shall be admitted into the library:
Hours of service
The library shall be opened for use as indicated below:
AVAILABLE E- RESOURCES IN THE LIBRARY
Access to e-resources in the library can be through Internet or intranet. Some databases require passwords which could be obtained on request, while others do not require passwords.
RESOURCES ON INTERNET
Provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences. It offers more than 58,000 information resources, with about 1500 form major publishers (Requires password.)
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) is coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, provides providing have over 4,150 peer-reviewed scientific journal titles (Requires password).
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture provides a collection of up to 6,100 key journals and 5,800 books to 2,900 institutions in more than 100 countries, it covers fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences (Requires password).
Includes Electronic books, journals, films, videos and maps (Requires password).
JSTOR has more than 900 content providers from more than 25 countries, with about 1320 archival journals, 64 current journals, 340 primary sources and 84 e-books (Can only be accessed within the campus)
Open access to about 1,067,759 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics (Does not require password)
Publishers of peer-reviewed open access journals, it currently publishes 111 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences. (Does not require password)
Publishes over 100 peer reviewed open access journals in science, technology, medicine and social sciences (Does not require password).
Collection of peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings and so on (Does not require password).
Offer access to various disciplines in peer reviewed journals(Does not require password).
Provide a rapid access to quality peer-reviewed journals covering all disciplines widely in life sciences, medical research, chemistry alongside technology and management (Does not require password ).
An online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. It has about 10,529 journals, 2,089,196 articles and 6,443 searchable articles.
Provides links to over 148 000e-books of which 120,000 are free.
Has over 30, 000 e-books available for free.
RESOURCES ON THE INTRANET
eGRANARY DIGITAL LIBRARY
Collection of documents, it provides access to over 30 million internet resources including e-books, e- journals, complete and partial websites, software, presentations, videos and audios to users( It can be accessed through the egranary browser).
This is an online platform where students access their notes and interact with their lectures. Lecture notes on various subjects taught in the university are uploaded and made accessible to students.
This is an offline library that stores content digitally and accessible to all on campus, it has about 7,078 e-books and 1000 e-journals in the database.
This is the University’s institutional repository, it stores and access to research outputs, workshop and so on, of the institution’s activity. Presently, there are about 48 journal titles, 5 books/book chapters, 2 curriculum vitae and 17 presentations.