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The ARU Library is an integral part of the University. The library serves the information needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students, Academic Staff, Administrative staff and neighboring communities within the framework of the existing four schools, Institutes and units. The University library has a rich collection of materials in relation to Land subjects. The broad subject areas covered are Architectural studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Building and Construction Management, Environmental Science, Geomatics and Land Survey, Real Estates Studies, Community Development Studies and Economic related disciplines.

The services offered in the library include borrowing and renewing of library materials; reference, internet, current awareness, selective dissemination and user instructions, user trainings and photocopying. Also there are collections in schools available at ARU which offer specialized materials falling under the respective school. The Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS) has a collection which caters for information needs of researchers in the aspects of human settlements studies.

The Library has a close link with worldwide known books and journals as well as donors such as Book Aid International (London) and ICT. The library collections and resources consist of print, none print materials which are mostly acquired through purchases from the University budget and donations from various organization. Currently, the library has more than 14,207 volumes of books and periodical titles and 7 newspaper titles. The library has computers connected to the Internet for browsing materials from databases. The library has integrated library management System (Koha) which supports library users to search bibliographic information through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

The University Library subscribes to 4 e-books and 4e-journal databases and 46 free electronic journals databases via the Consortium of Tanzania University and Research Libraries (COTUL). Apart from that the Library also provides links to a number of free Journal and books open sources and institutional repository. Library users are also linked to other academic and public libraries like University of Dar es Salaam Library, Central Library, the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Library and the United States Information Services Library as well as visit the Electronic subscribed and open source databases in case of unavailability of some materials within the library.

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