This is a digital online archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the PU Research materials.
Institutional Repository (IR)
Welcome to PU Research Repository, a digital service archive that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material. It preserves the institution's legacy; facilitates digital preservation and scholarly communication.
The library conducts scheduled Information Literacy services or up on request by the departments
The Library conducts training sessions in Information Literacy Skills for users. Such as: how to access the print and e-resources, Referencing methods using reference management tools and Academic Integrity (use of anti-plagiarism software).
MR. MOSES R.S. ISUTSA, MLIS (AKU), (MKLA).UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN'S DESKWelcome to Pwani University Library
Pwani University Library visualizes to provide the highest quality of information and knowledge products and services to the entire university community and our esteemed stakeholders. This is achieved through continuous consultation of University Council, University Top Management, Senate, Lecturers and Students coupled with continuous assessment of existing and emerging resources pertinent to senate approved university programmes.
Keep up to date with new information resources, library inductions, information literacy trainings and more. Get the latest library news from our News & Events page. Find library bulletins, upcoming event information, research news and feature stories covering the PU Library.
PHD STUDENTS STUDY-ROOM!
A dedicated study-space for post-graduate students is available on the 3rd floor West Wing of the PU Library. The room has laptop desks with seats. PhD students can access the room from Monday to Friday 8:30AM-9:45PM. Sat: 9AM-2PM.
Prefer to study with your friends? Does being surrounded by other people studying help you get down to work? Our open plan seating might be your best choice. A large open plan seating area for collaborative discussion is available in the first floor east wing of the library (1FE001) with 24/7 wifi connectivity and power sockets.
The library holds newly acquired information materials. The available books can be brownsed and retained at the NewlyArriaval Dispaly Shelves. Users can also borrow them either on short-loan or long-loan basis.
ONLINE LIBRARY SURVEYUser Satisfaction Survey
The PU library staff regularly conducts user surveys to evaluate services in order to ensure efficient and effective service delivery to users.
Reference management tools allow you to store and manage the references that you gather in the course of your research project. Visit the library for research referencing tools. Web-based referencing tools are also available for free usage online 24/7.
Zotero is a free desktop software platform and browser add-on for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. It has the ability to extract bibliographic data directly from many web pages, meaning that adding a reference to your database can be as easy as clicking a button in your browser.
EndNote allows you to create your own personal database of references, known as an EndNote library. EndNote library provides a way for your to store and manage the references that you gather in the course of the research, and can also be used in conjunction with Microsoft Word, to create in-text citations and bibliographies.
RefWorks is an online tool, you can access the database of your references from any location where you have internet access. PU staff and students can create their free account with their corporate and student email account and begin working with RefWorks immediately.
Mendeley is a free reference tool manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online and discover the latest research.