Zetech University Library
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Zetech University Library is an ultra-modern library located in the main campus along Thika Super Highway. A branch library is also conveniently located in the City centre in Pioneer Building at the junction of Moi Avenue and Haile- Selassie Avenue. With a sitting capacity of about 600, the main campus library is a state-of- the- art learning and research centre for the entire university community where scholars create, retrieve and share knowledge.
Structure of Zetech University Library
The Library is fully automated and features a comprehensive, robust ICT infrastructure including a server, Digital Library, Computers, high speed internet connectivity, Wireless internet both inside as well as outside the Library, Security systems, Fibre Optic backbone, IP telephony and e-mail services. The Library has a rich collection of over 5,000 volumes of books catering for the programmes currently being offered which include Business Administration, Information Technology, Mass communication and Media Studies, Engineering, Community Development, Hospitality and Tourism Management. Information materials in other areas will be added as new programmes offerings are made.
In addition, the Library subscribes to a number of e-resources consisting of e-books and e-journals accessible on campus as well as remotely off-campus.
Mission and Vision of Zetech University
To be a centre of excellence in provision and dissemination of information in support of the learning, teaching and research mission of the Zetech University fraternity and become a reliable partner in pursuit of scholarly objectives by adopting contemporary modes of information collection, storage and dissemination.
To support the learning, research and other scholarly missions of the university and create reliable environment for the pursuit of scholarly objectives of the university’s community
collection is strategically built to support academic programmes and research needs in the university. The collection is divided into general stack, short loan and reference section.
Electronic Information Resources
The continued increase in the preference for electronic materials means that the library has to equally reflect this preference in its collection. Therefore the university library has given prime preference to the acquisition of electronic materials such as links to online journals, electronic information in discs, offline databases, e.t.c.
The library target will be to maintain a ratio of two titles per unit and a further ratio of one a copy for every ten students. The acquisition policy will guide further additions to the library. To ease and enable equitable access a few copies will be placed in the short term loan section.
The University Library subscribes to e-journals through the Kenya Library & Information Services Consortium (KLISC).
Magazines and Newspapers
A copy of one main local newspaper and magazines is purchased and preserved. Extra copies may be added whenever deemed necessary to use the publications more widely. For example an extra copy of a selected newspaper is bought and availed to users. Older issues of newspapers are bound and made available for use.
Non Book Media
The library has built a collection of multimedia tools such as film, cassettes, DVDs, CDs, DVD-ROMs and even memory cards. They are made available to library users through the multimedia centre of the library. They serve as supplement to both electronic and digital forms of information resource in the library.
All users accommodated in the library will be required to observe the following rules and regulations cautiously, every time they visit the library.