Books of Africa Books Of Africa donation to Karatina University

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Books Of Africa donation to Karatina University

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To conserve, create and disseminate knowledge through, training, research, innovation and community outreach.

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Karatina University Main Campus is Situated 15km North off Karatina town at Kagochi, Karatina, Nyeri County

Karatina University Library has once again received books and audio visual information materials from the American Reference Center following a successful utilization of audio books given to the University last year. The books which are in various subjects ranging from entrepreneurship, communication, information and communication technology, library science to history and political science are part of the American Rotating Collection which the University has been hosting for over a year now. In addition to the information materials, the donation also included a 32 inch TV and a DVD player to be used to play the audio visual collection. Presenting the collection, the American Reference Center Director, Mr. George Kamau acknowledged the efforts the University had shown in involving the local community in accessing and using the audio books donated previously and hence the reason the Center decided to enhance the collection in the University. In addition, he promised to work with the University to establish an American Space within the University for Mt. Kenya region. Receiving the donations, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mucai Muchiri appreciated the American Reference Center for their continued collaboration with the University in building the rotating collection. He promised the University would work on a strategic plan to actualize the establishment of the American Space at Karatina University. The presentation of the information materials was witnessed by the University Management, the Librarian and students.




It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Karatina University Library. The University Library is your gateway to information resources that will inspire and facilitate your research and study across all disciplines. We aim to enrich your time spent at Karatina University by providing quality service, comfortable and collaborative study spaces, and world-class collections.

The University Library provides user-centered service, which embraces the use of new technologies as well as traditional learning materials to inform and enable the educational process. 

Karatina University library system comprises of three campus libraries, namely;
.............1.    Main Campus
.............2.    School of Education Itiati
.............3.    School of Business, Karatina Town
Which together with the Schools enable the University to create, conserve and disseminate knowledge through Training, Research, Innovation and Community outreach.

Library services are key and central to enhancing the student and researchers experience through its resources and facilities, and this contributes to developing a skilled, innovative and employable graduate workforce. In addition, the Department aims to foster good relationships with local, national and international library and information services, especially those within the higher education sector to sufficiently meet its clientele’s information needs.

The library provides a high-quality study environment for users, combining collections, ICT and reprographic facilities under one roof; delivered by professional and highly skilled staff. We provide extensive print, electronic and special collections and continually develop our services. We have invested in a Library Management System infrastructure as well as introduced social platforms and improved ICT in information provision. Enquiry points and high staff visibility support our users across all campuses.

The Library Portal is the gateway for users to accessing the information resources the library holds and subscribes to. The federated search facility Custom Search Engine enables resource discovery of the e-library collections. The Electronic Library gives staff and students access to many academic electronic resources, ranging from Emerald, JSTOR to Wiley Online, as well as in excess of 200,000 eBooks and multiple eJournals.

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