Book Donation to PU Library

Book Donation to PU Library

On behalf of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Rajab, Pwani University Librarian Mr. Moses Isutsa flanked by other librarians hands over to Dr. Awadh Ali from Al-Rayaan Charitable Organisation, a consignment of 555 books donation on 02-09-2020.

2019 1St Year Students’ Orientation on “How to Access Our Services”

Library Orientation

Library Orientation

2019 First Year Students’ Library Orientation

Pwani University Modern Library

Pwani University Modern Library

Welcome to Pwani University Modern Library

our services

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 PUSpace Repository 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 browseThe 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

We are pleased to  open our library to all our users for study, research, borrowing & returning of books, access to our e-resources both on & off-campus & references services 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.

References Desk-PU Library


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.