South Eastern Kenya University-Kitui Campus Library


Kitui campus is located in Kitui Town, within the Manyenyoni-BLI area, about 600 meters off the Kitui-Mutomo road. The campus library is situated on the ground floor of the main building. Membership is open to SEKU bonafide members on the provision of the university’s ID. SEKU alumni are also welcome to use the library.

Information resources

The library has over 3600 volumes and 2300 titles of books, thesis, and dissertations.
Subscribed to numerous databases with e-journals and e-books that have current and unlimited information.
There is an institutional repository that provides users access to archived scholarly publications created by the university staff and students.

Library Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
Saturday: 8.00am to 1.00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00pm
Public Holidays: Closed

Library services

• Lending services
• Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
• Current Awareness Services (CAS),
• Electronic resources
• Reference services
• Off-campus access to E- resources
• Interlibrary lending
• Computer and Internet services
• Information Literacy training
• Anti-plagiarism services

Library collection

The collection is divided into;
General collection
This collection is located on open shelves. Information materials in this area are borrowed out of the library on long loans depending on the category of library users.

Short loan collection
The collection is located at the circulation desk and has information materials in high demand but in few copies. Lending in this section is on a short loan basis (three hours) and materials are used within the library only. The materials in this section include short loan books, thesis and dissertations, research project proposals, and CD-ROMs.

Reference collection
The collection is located on open shelves. Materials are used only in the library and cannot be borrowed. The materials include; dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, atlases, bibliographies, and other reference materials.

Organization and access to information resources

• The library collection is organized based on the Library of Congress classification scheme.
• A library Management System (KOHA) is in place 
• MyLOFT facilitates access to e-resources off-campus 

Information literacy 

Training is conducted for library users on library services, procedures, and resources. Topics covered in the training sessions include access to e-resources, institutional repository, catalog, and citation tools, among others. 
Training is carried out to new students/staff or on client requests where patrons book for a session.

Library book loan

There are two types of library loans for print materials; the long loan, and the short loan. The duration for each type depends on the category of the library users and the level of demand for specific books.

Borrowing schedule
Category                               Books           Period (long loan)       Period(short loan)
Undergraduate students      4 books         2 weeks                       3hrs
Postgraduate students         4 books         1 month                      3hrs
Academic staff                      4 books          1 month                      3hrs
Non-Academic staff              2 books          2 weeks                      3hrs
Issuing, returning, and renewal of library materials is carried out at the circulation desk where one must be a registered library user. Library registration is done with the provision of a University ID.

The library collection includes;

• Course Texts 
• Reference Materials
• Theses and Dissertations
• Electronic Resources
• Audio and Visual Materials
• Popular Works
• Periodicals and Serials
• Pamphlets

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