According to S.R. Ranganathan "Library is a growing organism" “If you want to be a reference librarian, you must learn to overcome not only your shyness but also the shyness of others!” “Every reader his or her book ~ S.R. Ranganathan
Welcome to Anchor University Online Public Access Catalog.
DEPARTMENTS AND UNITS IN THE LIBRARY
The Anchor University Library is segmented into the following Departments in order to enhance systemic synergy and productivity in service delivery via:
Circulation and Reader Services
Technical Services (Cataloguing and Classification)
MONDAY - FRIDAY (9:00AM - 9:30PM)
SATURDAY (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
In its pursuit for excellence, the library in its collection drive, has acquired Six Thousand Two Hundred (6,200) books in its holdings aside from periodicals and electronic software on various courses being mounted in our university.
The Electronic Library:
The Electronic Library The Library Management has set in motion the plan and zeal to establish a workable world class e-library in consultation with the ICT Centre. Our URL is, library.aul.edu.ng. Our clientele or patrons have access to more than seventy million (70m) electronic journals and books. There are eleven (11) functional laptop computers though the e-library has capacity for twenty-six(26) computers.Consultancy is on with FAVIC Communications Channel Ltd. to acquire software applications such as AGORA, EBSCO, Wiley, Wikipaedia, Mc Graw-Hill, UNESCO, NUC Virtual and other portals
VISITORS TO ANCHOR UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
In its short span of existence, the following personalities have officially visited the Library with the following words on marble:
Name Institution Comment
Prof. Marloer Janron Soar University, London . “Impressive Library. Keep it up.” “E ku ise.”
Mrs. T.O. Maleka Deeper Life High Schools ES “Good Progress.”
Prof. Duro Ajeyalemi JUPEB Registrar/Chief Exe.“… Very good provision for students in a very new university. Management of resources is very commendable.”
Prof. Daniel O’Donnel University of Lethbridge , “Interesting to be in a brand new Canadalibrary.”
Dr. Presley Ifutor University of Mmenster, “Good to see what is going on in Canadathe Library.”
Dr. Igwe Ukoha FAVIC Communications, Lagos. "A very good start".
National Universities Commission Verification Team (30 Professors) NUC, Abuja Impressive
INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY (IR)
Plans are under way for Institutional Repository (IR) online for collecting, preserving and disseminating of our intellectual output, such as research dissertations, theses, projects, lecture notes, term papers, course notes, seminar, conference, inaugural lectures and workshop proceedings.
On the whole, the University Library is a fast growing organism. While appreciating the Vice Chancellor's unwavering support, we believe as we acquire, automate and work with the Senate Committee on Library and Publications, ours will be a world-class library to facilitate permanent certification of Anchor University, Lagos by the National University Commission (NUC).
The Library is a repository of classified print, audio-visual and electronic data stored in software and hardware kept in a building for consultation to enhance human developement.
The Anchor University Library came into operation on Monday 20th February, 2017. Situated on the basement of the Administrative cum Senate Building, it has capacity for Two Hundred (200) readers. It is well illuminated and fully air conditioned, a beauty to behold in its serene environment.
VISION AND MISSION
Our Vission is to make it a world class library with relevant current and retrospective information accessible to all our clientele physically and electronically
Our Mission is to seamlessly provide our students, lecturers, researchers and non-teaching staff global best practices in the retrieval of useful information in eletronic databanks, e-journals, e-booksand print documents.
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND STRATEGIC PLANS
Where there is no vision and strategic planning, there is bound to be systemic failure. Hence the operations of Anchor University Library are as follows:
Based on our annual/sessional budgets, selection and acquisition drive are streamlined or dovetailed on all the courses/curricula mounted by Anchor University as regulated by the National Universities Commision (NUC) and other relevant educational agencies
The Library budget should be at least within six percent (6%) of the university's annual budget in terms of collection development
Annual periodical weeding shall be put in place in order to maintain up-to date library collections.
LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Library is a citadel and arena of learning. Hence, it is governed by rules and order as follows: