Library Services provides a user-centred 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, Kagochi
.............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 SearchEngine 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.

Library staff regularly attend local and national professional meetings and conferences to help support the library plans and projects, as well as their own continuing professional development and interests. All new staff undertake an induction and are closely supported throughout this period. The continuing development of staff is planned, monitored and reviewed as part of the University’s annual Staff Performance and Review scheme. Library Services actively supports continuing professional development, training and opportunities for all staff by organizing short courses, sponsoring staff to attend specialized trainings.

VISION
To be a library of excellence committed to advancement of knowledge through innovative and user-centered resources and services.

MISSION
To support, enhance and collaborate in the instructional, research and service activities of the University community through provision of diverse and knowledge enriched collection and services.

LIBRARIAN  WELCOME MESSAGE

WELCOME TO KARATINA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES

 


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.

Support

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Contacts

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Location

P.O. BOX 1957—10101, Karatina, Kenya.

Tel: (+254) 20 2176 713

Mob: (+254) 729 721 200
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