These 7 libraries in Nigerian universities will definitely help you learn quickly (Photos)

libraries in Nigerian universities

The beauty of a standard library is the richness of its archive, contents and other relevant academic reading materials.

Apart from the  availability of  reading materials, a library must have a conducive reading environment to enhance the assimilation process. This article shows 7 of such Nigerian university libraries:

1. University of Calabar E-library


This institution’s library started with a collection of 3000 volumes, including 756 volumes of reference and monographic holdings in 1976. It has a seating capacity of 3,000 readers with 1,600 seats, 16 staffs offices, lighting and ventilation, security and fire extinguisher and generating set.

It was refurbished to an electronic learning centre few years back has made the building to house over one million volumes of book with a total of 22,746 square meter floor space with seating capacity of 2,046 readers.

2. Centre for Learning Resources, Covenant university (CU)

covenant lib

Covenant University’s library, Ota is known as “Centre for Learning Resources” (CLR). It provides 40 state of the art laptops in the E-library for access to electronic resources with high speed internet connectivity, printers, projector webcam facilities, CDROM facilities.

These facilities allow easy access to electronic books, journals, web-based literature, conduct online literature searches for their projects/theses, access collection of other reputable libraries. It also provides opportunity for tele-conferencing and online discussion groups.

3. Nimbe Adedipe library, federal university of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

library-funaabThe magnificent library at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). Photo credit: Buzz Nigeria

The ‘Nimbe Adedipe library has engaged students, colleges, and campus leadership in dynamic, user-centered processes for planning, delivering programs, services, and information resources.

The Library was named Nimbe Adedipe library to honour the first vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Nurudeen Olorunnimbe Adedipe. This  ultra modern library building can accommodate 1000 users at a time, its total collection of books at present is 75,622 titles.

4. Hezekiah Oluwasanmi library, Obafemi Awolowo university (OAU)


The central library is known as Hezekiah Oluwasanmi library, it consists of two multi-storey wings located in the heart of the campus. It has a seating capacity of 2,500 with the availability of internet access to books and journals.

The library collection is over 300,000 titles and 762,000 volumes of monographs, government publications, thesis and audio-visual material, in addition to the subscription of over 1,000 journals in hard format.

Its library’s circulation services are fully computerized, with 297,352 records been converted to electronic format as well as the digitization of its newspaper collection.

5. Nnamdi Azikiwe library, university of Nigeria (NSUKKA)

nsukka library

The university system is made up of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library as the main library in Nsukka campus, as well as other faculties library. The resources in the library consist of  information resources, electronic resources print resources, physical resources and human resources.

More so, the library also has special collection documents published by the various governments of Nigeria, like the Biafrana collection (publications on the Nigeria Civil War) and African Collections.

6. University of Ilorin library


The University of Ilorin library formally commenced its services on October 25, 1976 with a wide range of services.   The library also has hardware facilities for consulting audio-visual and e-resources.

The institution’s  undergraduate students  get detailed instruction in library use as part of the general studies programme while advanced bibliographic courses are for final year students, postgraduate students and staff preparing for long essays dissertations and research.

7. Babcock university library


Babcock university is  one of the Nigerian university library owned by the Seventh-day Adventist  church of Nigeria. The university library is known called Laz Otti memorial liberia.

The library hall is well segmented and well equipped with journals and other academic related materials to aid its student’s means of learning.