AFRICANA / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DIVISION

INTRODUCTION
Africana / Special Collections is a closed section in the library managed by library staff.

Collection
Africana section was set up  in a bid to effectively support the research process, provide for national imprint data, archival information and preservation of rare special collection. Users have access to:

  • Africana publication-works published in Africa with emphasis on Uganda and East Africa.
  • Publications of International Agencies such as the UN and it’s sister agencies,
  • Government documents, such as statutes, laws, reports, ministerial policy documents, Acts, etc.
  • Bound Newspapers
  • University documents / publications, such as council and senate minutes.

Opening and Closing Time.
The section  opens from Monday to Sunday in two sessions a day. The first session begins from 8:30am to 12:45pm and the last session from 2:00 to 4:45pm. The 15 minutes towards the end of  each session are  used by the librarians to shelve back items that have been returned by the users. It is the responsibility of users to return items used within the scheduled time and are supposed to abide within the acceptable use of the library services as guided by the library rules and regulations.

Fines
Items borrowed from this section  are used within the Library and users are never  allowed to move  out with them. If a user returns an item past the closing time, there will be a fine charged in (Uganda Shillings) per day as a deterrent in accordance to library rules and regulations.

For more information,  email us: library@gu.ac.ug