The University Librarian is the overall head of Makerere University Library Services, which comprise of the Main Library and seven specialised Branch Libraries. Five of these are located at the Makerere University main campus (namely: Education Library, Veterinary Medicine Library, I.A.C.E. Library, MISR Library and EASLIS Library) and two off campus (namely: Albert Cook Library at the College of Health Sciences in Mulago; and MUARIK Library at the Agricultural Institute in Kabanyolo). At the centre of the University is the Main Library, situated on Makerere Hill, opposite the Faculty of Agriculture.

Profile

The Acting University Librarian Dr. Helen Byamugisha holds a PhD in Information Science from Makerere University, a Masters in Information Science and Post graduate Diploma in M & E. She is an accredited Member of the Uganda Who is Who Book of Records October 2013 and was awarded the 2013 Pearl of Africa Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution towards social economic transformation of Uganda and attainment of the MDGS in Uganda.

The Library 

The Main Library consists of eight sections namely: Reference and Circulation – whose main functions are to register library users, handle book reservations and issue library rules and regulations; The Africana/Special Collections – the primary depository for Ugandan history consisting manuscripts, newspapers, microfilms, music and photographic collections; The Periodicals – housing print serial/journal publications obtained from a variety of sources; Law – which houses a special collection consisting of textbooks on law, human rights, bound volumes of periodicals plus law reports from Britain and Wales, America, India and Africa and Uganda.

Other sections include: The Book Bank – which maintains a database of acquired books and distributes the new processed books to respective units among other services; The International Development Agency (IDA) – which houses reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, year books, and text books for undergraduate studies; Technical Services – which provides services such as cataloguing and classification, and is out of bounds to library users; Digitisation – charged with converting manuscripts, theses and documents into digital format; and The Microfilming and Photographic section.

In addition to the seven sepcialised Branch Libraries, Makerere University Library serves as a National Reference Library. In this capacity, it is a legal depository of all works published in Uganda, including government publications. It is also the depository of United Nations' publications and related bodies. The Library also boasts of a special collection of information resources, consisting of the University archives, and the history of medicine in Uganda (located in Albert Cook Branch Library). These unique collections are preserved and provide access to interesting information on Uganda's heritage.

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Contact Information

The Acting University Librarian: Dr. Helen Byamugisha
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 533735
Fax: +256 414 540374
Email: universitylibrarian[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug or hbyamugisha[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Reference and Circulation: Ms. Rachel Nakalembe
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
E-Mail: rnakalembe[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Africana/Special Collections: Ms. Rhoda Nalubega
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
E-Mail: rnalubega[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Law: Ms. Carol Ilako
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: cilako[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Book Bank: Ms. Agnes Namaganda Kanzira
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: agnama[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Ms. Caroline Kobusingye

Head Periodicals Section & E-Resources National Coordinator
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: ckobusingye[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug
Head, Technical Services : Dr. Eliz Nassali State
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: state[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Digitization: Dr. Fredrick Lugya Kiwuwa
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: flugya[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

For more information please visit the Library page at http://mulib.mak.ac.ug