Novena University,
Delta State, Nigeria

University Library

The Library is generally accepted as the heartbeat of any academic institution. A Central University Library to seat about 500 students is currently being constructed in addition to branch libraries in all the Colleges and Department and these will be further developed on a continuous basis. The administration of the library is under the University Librarian supported by adequate number of well qualified professional staffs in line with NUC guidelines. The Central Library consists of Circulation and Readers Services Section, Audio, Visual Section Acquisition, Technical Services and Maintenance Section and the office of the University Librarian.

The Library stock comprises texts needed to support teaching and learning as well as specialized texts and journals to support research at all levels. The University Library has a strong reference bibliographical collection and we will continue to constantly improve upon that in terms of quality and quality.

The University Library is fully automated such that catalogue of books by discipline and by author will be fed into the computer to facilitate easy access by students and staff. Similarly, the Library would be connected to the Internet to enable users access academic materials (books and journal) as well as send or receive e-mail.

The University takes full advantage of the service provided by the National Virtual Library to enrich the quality of scholarship. It also has linkages with other universities worldwide to benefit from the vast array of books and journals at their disposal.

The University Library provides binding and photocopying services. The Bindery undertakes the binding of journals and books for the Library as well as students projects, dissertation and other publications within and from outside the University community at specified charges. The photocopying services also attract specified charges.

Aware of the role of the University Library in the attainment of set goals, the University devotes not less than 10% of the total annual recurrent expenditure to the maintenance of the Library. Efforts are also being made to seek out other sources of funds to ensure quality, quantity and currency of books and journals in the Library.