University Library

About Us
The Federal University of Lafia Library took off in 2011/2012 academic session as part of the University’s academic structure at the take off-site. The Library has its functions and structural organization put in place to enable it achieve its Vision and Mission in line with operational rules governing every Nigeria University. At inception, the Library was headed by Mr. Martins Ikhekhai a Chief Library Officer who was on sabbatical leave to kick start the Library between 2012 to 2013. At the expiration of his leave, Mr. Olumide Johnson Akanmidu assume duty as acting Head of the Library been the most Senior Librarian in the Library at that time up to June 2015. Finally the first substantive University Librarian was appointed and she is Dr. (Mrs.) Rebecca Ape who served from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020 while the incumbent, Prof. Abiodun Olaide Iyoro, officially took over the mantle of leadership from July 1, 2020. The University Library started with about three thousand, five hundred and seventy one (3571) collections which comprises of both books and journals all of which were all donated while the Library as at then have the capacity of accommodating 76 users. The Library started with three (3) Units namely: Circulation, Technical Services and Serials Units. The University Library was eventually moved from the take-off site to the main Library complex at the permanent site, in preparatory for the first academic accreditation exercise of the University in 2015. Thereafter, the Library has since remain at the purposefully built Complex named after the first Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Lafia, Prof. Ekanem Ikpi Braid.
Aims & objectives

· To select, evaluate and acquire up-dated and relevant information materials in diverse formats to meet and respond to the needs of our diverse community.
· To preserve, promote and provide equal access to knowledge.
· To provide accessible, conducive and inclusive learning spaces.
· To support a culture of life-long learning by providing appropriate resources and services.
· To create awareness and advocacy by creating opportunities to collaborate, inform, and support our Library stakeholders.

1. Ask a Librarian We are thrilled to introduce our new “Ask a Librarian” Service – a personalized assistance program designed to support your information needs. Whether you have questions about research, citation styles, library resources, or general inquiries, out expert librarians are ready to help.
2. Digital Library Access Access the library anytime, anywhere! Explore our extensive collection of e-books, e-journals, and databases through our digital library platform. Enjoy seamless access to resources on your devices.

Welcome Address

Dear Students and Esteemed Colleagues, It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I extend a warm welcome to all students and staff of Federal University of Lafia to our esteemed library. As the University Librarian, I am delighted to have this opportunity to address you. The university library serves as the heart of academic life, offering a vast array of resources and services to support your research, learning, and intellectual pursuits. Whether you are here to delve into scholarly texts, access online databases, seek assistance from our knowledgeable staff, or simply find a quiet space to study, our library is here to cater to your needs. To our students: I encourage you to make the most of this resource-rich environment. Explore our collection of books, journals, and digital materials to deepen your understanding of your subjects and broaden your horizons. Our library staff is ready to assist you in navigating these resources effectively. To our faculty and researchers: The library is your partner in academic excellence. We are committed to providing you with the resources necessary to support your teaching and research activities. Do not hesitate to reach out to us for personalized assistance or to discuss ways in which we can enhance our services to better serve your needs. Beyond being a repository of knowledge, the library also serves as a hub for intellectual engagement and community building.

Throughout the academic year, we will host various events, workshops, and exhibitions aimed at fostering a culture of learning and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff. As we embark on this academic journey together, I encourage everyone to take full advantage of the wealth of resources and opportunities available through our library. I am confident that with your engagement and participation, our library will continue to thrive as a vibrant center of academic life within our university. Once again, welcome to the Federal University of Lafia Library. I look forward to meeting and working with each one of you. Best wishes for a fruitful and fulfilling academic experience.

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