Library services

Ardhi University library has computer facilities with internet connections for the library users’ convenience, in a calm and conducive relaxing environment for studying. The facility is equipped with materials and resources that can proactively respond to the current library users’ information needs. These services are offered daily between 0900am – 2200pm except for weekends and public holidays where time is shorten.  

Library collection

The recent status (January, 2016) shows that the library has 10,195 volumes of books titles, 2,048 periodical titles, 8 news paper titles, and 547 local contents (i.e. Thesis and Dissertation). Some of the collections were donated by ITC of Netherlands and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) which sponsors the INASP electronic Journals programme.

Special Reserve

These are materials with high demand needed by library users. Most of these books are dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals, atlases, directories, bibliographies and referral text books. Given such a high demand from the students, these materials are for use within the library only and cannot to be borrowed for home use.

Lending services

The collections in the lending services include all textbooks and other materials with low demand though cover a wide range of all subjects taught at the University. They are in Open Access, arranged on shelves and can be borrow by a library user for home reading under specific library rules and regulations.

Periodicals and Newspapers

The periodicals and newspapers are to be used within the library. Some of the periodical titles have been bound together in single volume to ensure durability. 

Contact Us

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