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.

Exploiting available sources of information has long been a science in its own right and has spawned a worldwide economic sector offering services from which you will be able to directly benefit through the University Library. The flood of information before us is overwhelming and will only increase with further developments in technology. But in today's knowledge-based society we rely on knowing the section of this information that is relevant to our field of work and area of life. However, we can offer you much more than simply the opportunity to borrow literature required for study, teaching and research to providing access to whatever information you need.

We hope you will use the library as a place of learning, information and communication. When you visit the library, you will find rich collection of print resources ranging from books, magazines, government publications, research reports and other materials not available online. You will also be able to access online resources through computers in the e-library or through your own computer via wireless connections.

The University Library continually works to further the development of its services and has a global presence.

We want to help you meet your research and learning goals, and trust the resources and services we provide will prove helpful to you. Please feel free to contact any library staff member if we can be of assistance.

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.

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P.O. BOX 1957—10101, Karatina, Kenya.

Tel: (+254) 20 2176 713

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