Strathmore University Library

By | June 13, 2019

Strathmore University Library, To become a world-class scholarly information service provider and a primary partner in teaching, learning and research in the University.

Our Mission: To bring together quality resources, knowledgeable staff and leading edge technology to advance scholarly inquiry, research and life-long learning, fostering human formation and service to society

Our Values

Excellence through the sanctification of work – we strive for excellence and the highest quality output, and the joy of always giving great service
Freedom and responsibility – we respect the freedom of the individual person, with the acknowledgement that with freedom comes responsibility for one actions
Ethical practice – we honor the beliefs, morals and values of our industry and help others to do the same
Personalized attention – we seek to provide a welcoming environment where our patrons and other stakeholders can receive individual and customized services and support
Subsidiarity – we seek to provide solutions at the most immediate level to a need
Collegiality – we respect one another’s commitment to a common purpose and work together to meet the needs of our clients
Life-long learning – we equip our patrons with skills and tools for innovation and adaptability, and contribute to a person’s development of mind and body, intelligence, sensitivity, aesthetic appreciation and spirituality throughout their lives
Service to society – we advance knowledge and strengthen society’s capacity to grow and innovate
Library Rules & Regulations

Library rules and regulations should be followed to enable fair access and use of library facilities by all users. Failure to do so will result in the withdrawal of library rights, suspension of
library rights, or suspension from the university.
1. Students will be issued with a library card at the admissions office. If the card is lost, PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY. A replacement will be issued at a fee.

2. Library items should not be taken out without proper authorization. Theft or attempted theft of library items, equipment, furniture or furnishings is proscribed.

3. All communication gadgets including cell phones, pagers, radios, beepers etc should be put on silent mode before entering the library. No call should be made or received in the library.

4. All bags, briefcases, overcoats etc should be left at the baggage store at the library entrance.

5. The library is a place for silent, private study. Consultations, discussions, group study etc should not be held in the library. The university provides many other areas on campus for this.

6. Smoking and sleeping are not allowed in the library.

7. Foods and drinks should not be taken to the library.

8. Books shall not bemarked in any way e.g. by underlining, writing, ticking etc.

9. Respect the borrowing guidelines for various categories of books.

10. Reference and special collection items should not be taken out of the library.

11. Defacing, mutilating or damaging library items, facilities, equipment, furniture or furnishing or willfully altering or destroying identification marks relating to ownership or location of library items, equipment, furniture or furnishings is not allowed.

12. Users shall not obtain or use a library card under false pretences.

13. Use or possession of items from other libraries that are either overdue or have evidence of having been removed without proper authorization will be confiscated.

Users are encouraged to be vigilant and to report other library users who are breaking library rules to any library staff member.
Report any items in short supply such as books to the staff at the issue desk.
Communication to users is through email, notice boards, continuous user education and point of service areas.
Library Services

1. Lending Service Our Library allows its users to borrow information resources for a specific duration dictated by the user group. Lending facilitates equitable circulation of information resources among all users.
Books from open shelve and reserve are loaned out from the central Issue Desk. Audio Visuals are loaned out from the respective
Lending Regulations and Penalties
Only registered students and SU staff are entitled to borrow materials.
All library users MUST produce their student identification card before borrowing any information material.
Lost or mutilated information materials on loan will be replaced at the market cost of the information materials plus Kshs. 500 /= processing charges.
Information materials borrowed on regular loan and not returned on the due date will be charged Kshs. 5 /= per day per item.
Information materials borrowed from the short loan and not returned on the due date and time will be charged Kshs. 1 /= per minute per item, Reserved books overdue, Kshs. 5/- per hour after 9AM.
Users who inconvenience others in any way while in the library will be punished-see penalties on the library notice boards.

2. Recall old Materials on Loan The Librarian may recall any information material on loan from a user by notice which shall specify return of the same. If a user does not return the item as specified, he shall incur a fine of Kshs. 5 per book per day.

3. Renewals All information materials borrowed from the library may be renewed for a further period which is dependent on the user category provided they have not been reserved by another user. Users are encouraged to do this on their own using the OPAC or anywhere as long as they are connected to the internet.

If however the loan period has already expired, then renewal cannot be effected and will be possible ONLY on personal application by the borrower, provided that any fine incurred is paid. An item can also not be renewed if another borrower has placed a hold (reserve) on it.

4. Reservations

i) If required information material has been borrowed by another user, users may reserve information materials via the OPAC or anywhere even outside campus as long as they can access the library catalogue.

ii) Users should note the due date of the material and check in the library on that date. Reserved information materials must be collected within 24 hours of the notice. *Provide an email address in your personal details for the notices to be sent.

5. Inter-Library Loan Services Strathmore library participates in all the resource sharing initiatives that include library cooperation. These initiatives enable library users to access and use other libraries.

6. Reprographic Services Scanning, printing and photocopy services are offered at the following rates:Printing Kshs. 2 /=Photocopy Kshs. 2 /=Scanning FreeHowever, Strathmore University Library may not be held liable for any infringement and / or breach of Copyright Laws and Regulations perpetrated by the borrower of such materials. Publications borrowed remain the property of the Strathmore University at all times.

5. Electronic Services The library subscribes to e-books and e-journals which can be accessed on campus and off-campus.
These can also be accessed from the library if a user has a laptop through wireless connection.
A link to electronic resources subscribed to can be accessed from the online catalogue by clicking the electronic resources link.
Opening and Closing Hours
Monday to Friday7.00 am – 9.00 pm
Saturday8.00 am – 7.30 pm
Sunday1.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Public HolidaysClosed

Public Holiday

Event NameOpening HoursEvent DateEvent Description
December 2019
Jamuhuri DayClosedDecember 12th 2019, ThursdayJamuhuri Day Closure
October 2019
Mashujaa DayClosedOctober 21st 2019, MondayLibrary Closed
Mashujaa DayClosedOctober 20th 2019, SundayLibrary Closed
June 2019
2019 Graduation CeremonyOpen at 2.00 pmJune 28th 2019, FridayThe main University Library remains closed in the morning
2019 Graduation Ceremony RehearsalClosed 2.30 pm – 4.00 pmJune 27th 2019, ThursdayClosed 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Madaraka DayClosedJune 1st 2019, SaturdayLibrary Closed
May 2019
Labour DayClosedMay 1st 2019, WednesdayLabour Day
April 2019
Easter MondayClosedApril 22nd 2019, MondayEaster Monday
Easter SundayClosedApril 21st 2019, SundayEaster Sunday
Holy SaturdayClosedApril 20th 2019, SaturdayHoly Saturday
Good FridayClosedApril 19th 2019, FridayGood Friday
January 2019
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedJanuary 1st 2019, TuesdayChristmas Break – 2018
December 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 31st 2018, MondayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 30th 2018, SundayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 29th 2018, SaturdayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 28th 2018, FridayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 27th 2018, ThursdayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 26th 2018, WednesdayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 25th 2018, TuesdayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 24th 2018, MondayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 23rd 2018, SundayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 22nd 2018, SaturdayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 2018ClosedDecember 21st 2018, FridayChristmas Break – 2018
Christmas Break – 20187am – 12.30pmDecember 20th 2018, ThursdayClosed at 12.30pm till January 2019
Event NameOpening HoursEvent DateEvent Description