University Library

Manana N. Herbert
Caretaker University Librarian

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Gulu University Library was established in October 2002 on inception of the University and housed in a single room in the former DFI building currently occupied by the Academic Registrar’s office. However as of now the library has grown starting with the acquisition of a separate Main Library building on the Main campus in Laroo in 2006. Other sites expanded to over the years include: Faculty of Medicine (FOM) branch at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital; FOM Lacor campus; Kitgum campus; Faculty of Law and Hoima campus. Thanks to the ADB HEST programme, a new library building was completed in and launched in 2020.

Gulu University Library is fully associated with the philosophy of the University as prescribed in the vision and mission. The Library is mandated to generate and provide access to wide and relevant information suitable for attainment of the overall University Mission and enhancement of national developmental aspirations. With the University mission to provide access to quality higher education, training, research and innovations for the delivery of appropriate services towards community transformation and sustainable development, the Library has since 2002 expanded services to the greater Northern Uganda through branch libraries, faculty libraries and libraries supporting constituent colleges which are growing to independent Universities. Read More

Vision
To be the leading information and databank provider for community transformation.

Mission
To provide access to quality information resources to meet the growing demand of the University, its stakeholders and promote research and visibility of the University.

Objectives
[1]. To develop library collections
[2]. To deliver relevant and quality information literacy training
[3]. To conduct library marketing
[4]. Integrate ICTs in all Library operations
[5]. To provide professional development training of staff
[6]. To promote Library Research and participate in projects
[7]. To develop and maintain University research outputs
[8]. To Provide for Special Needs and Inclusive information access
[9]. To provide research support services
[10]. To promote copyright and intellectual property management
[11]. Increase and strengthen library collaboration with universities and other research institutions regionally and globally
[12]. Expand the culture of teamwork to empower an innovative and responsive library staff.


Staff Members

Dr. Ongaya Kizito

Senior Librarian
PhD IS (Mak), MSc.IS (Mak), BLIS (Mak) View Profile

Alanyo Betty

Librarian
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Opiyo Solomon

Librarian
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Manana N. Herbert

Librarian
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Onen Walter Yagos

Library Assistant
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Nambuza Halid

Library Assistant
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Wiwo Agnes

Library Assistant
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Asao Christine

Library Assistant
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Bazibu Charles Mark

Library Assistant
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Karemani Arthur

Library Assistant
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Achiro Daisy

LIbrary Assistant
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Ukech Susan

Library Assistant
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Okwera Santo Comboni

Library Attendant
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Asimo Mary

Library Attendant
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Abalo Flavia

Library Assistant
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Olana Christine

Office Attendant
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Lamunu Alice Obote

Office Attendant
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Odongkara Charles Patrick Oyat

Office Attendant
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Adong Cissy

Stenographer Secretary
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Agenorwot Anna

Library Attendant
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Okwera Patrick

Library Attendant
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Ojok Alfred Robbi

Library Attendant
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Ooja Moses

Library Attendant
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Odongpiny Denis Amora

Library Attendant
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Okidi Joyce

Administrative Secretary
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Oketa Benard Oryema

Library Attendant
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Apello Emmy

Library Clerk
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Openy Walter

Library Clerk
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Achana Susan Otto

Library Clerk
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Lama Opok Collins

Library Clerk
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Kedi Joseph

Binder
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Duties & Responsibilities

The University Library shall be responsible for the development, control, management and co-ordination of all library and information services of the University.

E-Resources
Other than print literature, Gulu University Library offers users access to global-quality academic textbooks and other research outputs. The e-Resources section is mandated to coordinate the acquisition, dissemination, and training on the use of management of these vital and expensive resources. Through partnerships with development partners and local initiatives at the national level, the University Library offers access to millions of academic peer-reviewed articles online.

User Services
This is one of the department/section in the Library that deals directly with the Users/Patrons. The services offered range from reference services and information desk services, these:
• General enquiries face-to-face reference services
• Registration of new members,
• Current Awareness Service and Selective Dissemination of Information.
• Reservation of Textbooks.

Africana Special Collection
The department was opened in 2006 as a division of the Main Library. Its purpose was to provide access to National imprint, Government documents, University research outputs and University publications to support research. Africana also provides research support services, and is responsible for the Institutional Repository and digitization of information materials. The section houses the Regional Centre for Legal deposit for Northern Uganda.

Technical, Orders and Systems Division
This Section carries out a number of services ranging from cataloging, classification, indexing, abstracting, compiling order lists for acquisition of information materials. The Department is also responsible for stock-taking (inventory control).Read More


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Contact Details

University Librarian | Gulu University
P.O Box 166, Gulu City.
Tel. (General): +25647
Email: ul@gu.ac.ug
Email [General]: library@gu.ac.ug