Institutional Repository (IR) is a digital service that collects, preserves & disseminates the University’s digital information materials. The (IR) usually includes a variety of materials produced by scholars from a range of units, such as eprints, technical reports, theses and dissertations, data sets and teaching materials.To access PUSpaceRepository Read More
New Arrival books are shelved on the “New Arrivals” shelves for a limited amount of time in order that library users may have a chance to browse new acquisitions & retain them on the “Display Shelves”. To see an online listing of recently added materials in the library please go to your library account and browse “The New Arrivals“ we have within our collections.
Pwani University has a vast collection of information resources that are selected, acquired/subscribed, processed & preserved as guided by a comprehensive development policy to enhance & support university’s academic, research & development.
Logging into your library account enables you to: Self-renew most check-out items, check fines, Cancel requests. Your library account provides information on:-Checked out Items, Status of requested items. Read More
Pwani University students, faculty & staff have off-campus access to many PU Library databases and e-journals. The databases are: E-Resources Database (Ejournals & Ebooks), Catalogue (OPAC) and Institutional Repository (IR) Read More
The main public service point of the library is the Circulation Desk located at the main entrance of the library (2nd Floor East Wing & 3Rd Floor East Wing). At the circulation desk you can borrow information materials, return of loaned items, renewal of materials & payment of fines are also handled at the circulation desks. PU faculty, staff, and students must present a valid university ID card in order to check out (borrow) materials. You are allowed to extend the duration of the material you had borrowed from the library, if no one else has requested it. You can renew an item by logging-in to your library account or by asking from a librarian.
REFERENCE & USER SERVICES
Reference service is available during most of the hours the library is open. Our librarians can provide you with direction to library materials, advice on library collections and services, and expertise on multiple kinds of information from various sources within and outside the library. We provide virtual reference services via the Live Customer Chat Software on the Library Website and also face-to-face reference services at the reference services desk. Please ask at the desk or use the Live Chat link on the website. When the library is closed, or if you’re in need of special assistance, you may send e-mail via library email address or leave a message via the Live Chat Software link on the library website.
Information literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, organize, use, and communicate information in all its various formats, most notably in situations requiring decision making, problem solving, or the acquisition of knowledge. It is a combination of research skills, critical thinking skills, computer technology skills, and communication skills. As information professionals, you can count on us to train you on how to access, evaluate, retrieve, use, reference, and generate information and information products.