Departments in Thomas Adewumi University Library
Thomas Adewumi University Library has seven departments working together in harmony to provide a comprehensive range of resources and services to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the library, also to provide support for academic success and research excellence.
- Office of the University Librarian: The Office of the University Librarian is the administrative hub of the university library. The office is responsible for overseeing the overall management and direction of the library, and for providing leadership, strategic planning, and coordination of library activities and services. The University Librarian plays a critical role in ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the university library, and in providing leadership and vision for the library's role in supporting the academic and research mission of the university.
2. Collection Development Department: This department is responsible for selecting and acquiring materials for the library's collections, based on the academic and research needs of the University community.
3. Technical Services Department: This department is responsible for processing and cataloging library materials, making them accessible and discoverable to library users.
4. Readers’ Services Department: This department is responsible for providing assistance and support to library users, including reference and research help, circulation services, and instruction.
5. Special Collections and Archives Department: This department is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and providing access to rare and unique materials, such as manuscripts, archives, and historical documents.
6. E-Learning Centre: This department is responsible for managing and maintaining the library's technology infrastructure, including servers, databases, and software.
7. Elizabeth Ayodele Law Library: The library provides access to a wide range of legal materials, including case law, statutes, regulations, treatises, law reports and law journals, both in print and electronic formats.
To be recognized as a world-class university library that supports and enhances the academic pursuits of our diverse community of learners through innovative services, collections, and spaces.
Our Mission is to provide comprehensive access to scholarly resources and expert research assistance to students, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader community. We strive to foster a culture of curiosity, critical thinking, and lifelong learning by creating welcoming and inclusive spaces that facilitate the discovery, creation, and dissemination of knowledge. We are committed to continuous improvement and collaboration to ensure that our resources and services remain responsive to the evolving needs of our users in a rapidly changing academic landscape.
Services in Thomas Adewumi University Library
The University Library offers a wide range of services to support the academic and research needs of students and faculty. Some of the main services are:
Circulation Services: This is where you can check out and return books, renew materials, and ask general questions about library services.
Reference Services: This is where you can get help with research questions, finding and using databases, and citation management.
Library Stacks: This is where the library's print collections are housed, organized by subject and call number.
Reserve Collections: This is a collection of materials that are in high demand or required reading for classes, and are available for short-term checkout.
Special Collections: This is a collection of rare and unique materials, such as manuscripts, archives, and historical documents.
Interlibrary Loan: This service allows you to request materials that are not available in the university library, and have them delivered from other libraries.
Digital Library: This is a collection of electronic resources, including e-books, journals, databases, and multimedia materials.
Instructional Services: This includes workshops, tutorials, and other resources to help you develop research skills and keep up with the latest tools and technologies.
Study Spaces: The library provides individual and group study spaces, including quiet study areas, collaborative spaces, and meeting rooms.
Events and Programming: The library hosts a variety of events and programming throughout the year, including author talks, exhibits, and workshops.
From the Desk of the University Librarian
It is my pleasure to welcome you to our academic community and to Thomas Adewumi University Library. Our library is an integral part of the university, providing a wealth of resources and services to support your learning, research, and teaching.
Our library collections include books, journals, electronic resources, and multimedia materials that cover a wide range of subjects and disciplines in various formats. We strive to provide access to the latest information and to support a variety of learning styles and preferences.
In addition to our collections, we offer a variety of services to help you navigate and make the most of our resources. Our knowledgeable staff is available to help you with research, reference, and information literacy skills. We also offer workshops, tutorials, and other instructional resources to help you develop your research skills and to keep up with the latest tools and technologies.
Our library is a hub of intellectual activity and collaboration. We provide space for individual and group study, and we offer a variety of programs and events throughout the year, including author talks, workshops, and exhibits.
We are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that supports the academic success of all members of our community. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for choosing our library as your academic partner. We look forward to supporting your academic and intellectual pursuits
Ag University Librarian
Mr Tunde Toyese Oyedokun, CLN (National Diploma Accountancy, B.Sc. Library and Information Science, Master of Library and Information Science and PhD Library and Information Science in View)