About MU Library

Mzumbe University Library

The Directorate of Library and Technical Services has three departments:

(i)         Department of Reader Services

This department coordinates all reader services within the library and organizes the library stock and coordinates book circulation

(ii)        Department of Library and Technical services

This department is responsible for book selection, acquisition and processing of new library materials. Also it deals with evaluation of book stocks and automation of the library catalogue. In addition, the department provides bindery and audio visual aids services which support the teaching function.

(iii)       Department of Library Science and Information Management

This department is responsible for provision of reference services to readers, selection, acquisition and processing of periodicals/journals, students and staff research reports and theses, reference books and organizing information in the shelves. Other functions include: overseeing library computers and provision of information search training to library users both manually and electronically.

Library collections

The Mzumbe University Library contains one of the best and up-to-date book collections in the fields of Management, Administration, Accountancy, Business, Economics, Education, Law, ICT, Environment, Statistics and Health Service Management. The collection currently comprises about 41,000 book volumes for all three campuses that cater for all the courses conducted at the University. There are about 900 titles of periodicals including journals which provide current information in related fields. The library can accommodate about 750 readers at a time and has 19 study carrels for students‟ use while carrying out intensive study.

The book stock is classified and arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme 22nd edition and catalogued according to the Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) 2nd edition Revised in 2002.

Library Rules and Guide

The library produces Library Rules and Guide as may be required within an academic year. The Guide and rules are for distribution to fresh students during the orientation week and they are required to read and abide by them. In addition there is growing collection of CDs that accompany some new books. These CDs are important because they provide summary of information contained in books in various subject areas.