The University Library is headed by the University Librarian who is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and coordination of all Library services in the University. He is academic staff who is in charge of all the academic, research and administrative activities within the University Library system.
Objectives of the Library
The objectives of Oduduwa University Library are, among others: to collect the most current materials (print and electronic) in support of learning, teaching and research activities of the university; to disseminate relevant information to clientele; to support the University effort to develop its human and non-human resources; to cooperate with other university libraries in resources sharing through photocopying, inter-library lending and courier services. A University is as good as its Library; no wonder, then that the Library is always referred to as the ?nerve centre?, the ?pivot?, the ?heart?, or the ?core? of the academic life of a university. All academic/non-academic activities revolve around the resources that are stocked and exploited by the University community for all academic and administrative endeavors within the academia.
Hours of Opening
Monday- Sunday 24 hours services
Warning signals are sounded thirty and fifteen minutes before closing time. All desk transactions end fifteen minutes to closing time. The library is closed on National Holidays. Notices will be pasted on the library Bulletin Boards.
University Library E-mail: [email protected]
University Librarian 07032433049
E-mail: [email protected] and [email protected]
Postal Address: Oduduwa University
Historical Background, Physical facilities and Services
Oduduwa University was licensed on 3rd November, 2009 by Federal Government of Nigeria to operate as a private university (certificate number: 38). The University is named after Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race. The University is located at Ipetumodu, a town in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State. The structural developments taking place in the university constitute a cynosure of all eyes for visitors.
Oduduwa University library is a newly completed library complex which, strategically located in the heart of the university, it became necessary so as to cater for the growing students' population as well as growing faculty requirements and also to enable the library fulfill the objectives which is among others: to collect the most current information materials (print and electronic) in support of learning, teaching and research activities of the university. The new library complex which was built with seating facilities for 2000 users, is open to staff and students round the clock (24 hours library service) for usage of the library's information materials. Services offered in the library include: compilation of reading list and bibliographies ;Document delivery; Reference services; Membership of the library ;On line services ; Publishing; Reprographic service; internet connectivity, Referrer services; Readers' advisory services to researches; Binding of students projects; Exhibitions; Current awareness services.
Library collection (Books) which was about 5000 volumes and few journals at the take-off of the institution in 2009 are now more than 65, 000 volumes of Books (Including Reference collection ) and 10, 200 journals and other periodicals. The library information materials are organized on open access collections. The collections are acquired and organized to support the information needs of the two colleges in the university, especially learning and research purpose. The students and the academic staff are free to make use of the library stocks that are relevant to their needs in the library after they have duly registered as bonafide users of the library. It is worthy to mention that all the materials in the library are classified with the library of congress classification scheme.
Over 50,000 electronic resources are available; subscription is made to electronic and online databases such as, ProQuest, ebrary and others (JSTOR, OARE, Hinary, Agora, National Virtual library e.t.c). on regular bases. Access to electronic resources is provided from every corner of the campus; therefore the university has in place virtual library. The electronic library is about the largest in Sun-Sahara Africa, with over 500, computer serving as access point to library electronic information resources. Internet facilities are provided by Globacom, leading internet provider in sub-saharah Africa. The e-library unit is equipped with 500 computer system (HP Envy 23 Touch smart PC, All in one).the library is pursuing vigorously the new millennium integrated library system which will place us first among equals in our sub-region
Admission to the Library
The library is open to all members of the University; it is also open to Alumni/Alumnae of the University. Anyone else with serious reason for using it may also be admitted to use the library for study and reference purposes' only. In all cases, the claims of scholarship and research are given first considerations. It is also normally open to staff and students of other Nigerian Universities who are specially introduced by their University Librarian.
Library Vital Services
The University Library provides other vital services such as:
(i) Internet Services
The Oduduwa University Library have access to on-line journals via ProQuest and ebrary Publishing limited and others. This access does not restrict the number of computers that can connect to the journal site, provided that the subscription period does not elapse. The access runs for 24 hours daily.
The Library receives one copy of every thesis/dissertations for which the University awards a degree. It also collects thesis/dissertations of its academic staff, which are accepted, by other universities for the award of higher degrees.
There is a mini-bindery , The mini-bindery does all the binding of back issues of journals, magazines, newspapers and various sizes of textbooks. It also carries out basic repairs of Library books.
(iv) Orientation Programme for freshers
The university management organizes orientation programme for fresh students, it usually takes place at the beginning of a new session. During this period, fresh students are acquainted with the various sections of the library and its diverse materials so as to prepare them for maximum benefit that can be derived from the materials.
During the orientation, the University librarian addresses the students by exposing them to the library resources and services that the students can enjoy. The orientation programme usually culminates in a guided tour of the library facilities.
(v) User Education
The Oduduwa University library organizes user-education programme for its users, one of such programmes is Use of Library, an aspect of General Studies (GST 105) which is compulsory for all fresh students of the University. The aim is to equip the students, with skills to become better users of the library in particular and other information centers in General.
(vi) Newspapers and Magazines.
There is a Newspaper/Magazine corner at the Reference Unit of the Library. All available newspapers and numerous general interest magazines are displayed for readers benefit. Newspapers and magazines are sources of current topics. They are not borrowable. Similarly, adjacent to newspapers and magazines are an information centre. On display are bulletins from other universities and so on.
(vii) Journals & other Research Publications
A number of journals are subscribed to the library for research purposes. These resources are organized for use by Colleges and final year students and in the near future for the post graduate students. The collections here are strictly for consultation and, users may be allowed to make photocopies of these information materials.
(viii) Circulation Services:
This service is performed by the circulation unit; this Unit is the main service point of the library and it is responsible for the circulation of materials in the library. The staff in this unit is responsible for the registration of readers, charging and discharging, filling issues, shelving of books, shelf-reading. Tidiness of the stock and assistance to readers are also part of the duties performed in this unit as well as ready reference and referrer services.
(Ix) Reference Services
The reference unit of the library specializes in the provision of reference services giving readers advice, and keeping reference materials. Books here are labeled 'for reference only' and cannot be borrowed out; they can only be consulted in the library. Information materials here include; encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals, yearbooks, biographies.etc. On application, lecturers may be allowed to take reference materials as overnight loan if such materials are to be used in the laboratory or in class.
Professional librarians are always on hand to receive enquiries from users and assist them to make use of relevant publications in the library. He/she directs users to the resources of the library. It is pertinent to mention that reference services, especially enquiries are an integral part of library service to users. I.e. the librarian must do all he/she can to meet the information needs of bonafide users of the library exploring all the information resources within and without the library. Where he is still unable to meet the information needs of these users, he directs them to a neighboring academic library.
(x) Letters of Introduction/Recommendation:
Introduces and recommends users to other libraries for the purposes of research work and other library services.
No person may make use of the University Library until he/she has signed the undertaking to observe Library Rules and has been issued a library card. This card must be shown to any official of the library on demand, who may prohibit entry to anyone unable to produce it. Registration must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year. Library cards are not transferable. The use of the Library is normally permitted to registered users only. Registration as a Library user is open to all persons in the following categories:
a. Full and part-time members of the University teaching and research staff.
b. Senior members of the administrative and Library staff members
c. Registered research students of the University.
d. Members of the University Council.
e. Registered full and part-time graduate students of the University.
f. Registered full and part-time undergraduate students of the University
g. Other University employees
Non-members of the University could be permitted to use the Library for reference purposes only. Each prospective reader is expected to fill the membership card before borrowing tickets are given.
(xii) Loan of Books
For every book borrowed for use outside the library, a book card must be signed and handed in at the circulation desk. Then books shall be stamped with the date due for return. The reader signing for book is responsible for its custody and return. All transactions shall be made in person
All Books in the reference section marked FOR REFERENCE ONLY are not for loan and may not be removed from the library Journals, special collections, research materials etc may only be borrowed with the express permission of the university librarian, and only in special cases.
Students are restricted to four volumes on loans at any time and senior staff to six. Penalty will be imposed for overdue, lost or damaged books according to the following scales:
(A) Overdue books, 100 naira per day up to a maximum of 30 days: thereafter 300 naira per week or part of a week. All loans privileges may be suspended after 30 days.
(B) Any book specifically recalled by the university librarian will attract a fine of 50 naira per day after third day from the day of receipt of such notice.
(C) Books lost will be paid for, five times the purchase cost of the book. Readers must report cases of missing books promptly in writing to stop the daily fines mounting. All loans privileges will be suspended until fines or charges are paid.
(D) Estimated cost of repair will be charged for damaged books.
(xiii) Period of Loan
The normal period of loan is 14 days. Provided that no other reader requires the book, a loan may be renewed for further period of 14 days after which it must be returned to the shelves. Long term loan not exceeding 3 months maybe arranged for the academic staff on request
(xiv) Return of Books
All books to undergraduate students must be returned on or before the last Monday of the last week of the semester, or within 3 days of date of recall. All books on loan must be returned before the vacation for annual stock taking.
(xv) Inter-Library Loan
The Library also assists users in getting documents not available in the library within the country and from outside the country. Request for such can be done through the information Desk or through the Reference Librarian. (This may be treated as Inter Library Loan
(xvi) Document Delivery Services
Photocopies of journal articles, papers and other publications held by the Library are made for institutions or individuals provided that copyright restrictions do not forbid the reproduction of such materials. Reproductions of materials not held by the Library may be obtained from institutions holding them. If request are made to the Reference Librarian. Cost is charge to the requesting individual or department.
(xvii) Internet Services.
These services are provided from the e-library,
Internet browsing attracts some fee. Internet services is provided by Global com
The Library has a Bindery Section, for your bindery needs, contact the Head of the bindery Unit.
(xix) Reception & Television services
There is a reception and television for relaxation and information on happening around the world.
(xx) Current Awareness Services
List of new arrival is typed and forwarded to Academic staff; a spiral band copy is kept for user information in the library. Users can also have access to the library holdings online as well as new arrivals.
(xxi)Accessing our physical book collection
1 Identify a book you need from the shelves after consulting
the Catalogue box, through: Author ,Title and Subject
2 Ensure that the book is in good condition and that no page is missing before taking it to staff in charge.
3 show your library Identification card to the library staff on
duty and ensure the book is properly charged before
taking it out.
ACCESSING ODUDUWA UNIVERSITY
You can have access to the Library through the following means:
• From OUI Website, Click on OUI Library.
• Directly through the www.ouielibrary.net
Students should collect their user name and pass word to Internet services at the e-library unit of Oduduwa University library, the internet service is provided by global com leading internet provider in Sub Sahara Africa.
ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC LINKS (ALL Disciplines)
1) Gutenberg project.
2) 4 shared
3. Hinari (Biomedical)
URL: http:// www.bioone.org
Bioone provides a unique aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals;
featuring timely content on a wide-array of today's most pressing topics ,including global warming, stem cell research, ecology and biodiversity conservation.
5. Medline (Science & Biomedical bibliographic information (through… Nigeria
6. OARE (on line access to research environment)
7. Cap Abstracts:
8. Wilson Applied Science & Technology Abstract
9. Encarta (books cover History, political science, biography, memoir, Current affairs,
public policy, religion. etc)
10. Library genesis www.librarygenesis.ac.ru
11. THE FEDERALIST: series of 85 articles or essays promoting the ratification of the United states Constitution.
http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa00.htm, also available at
Https://www.datamonitor.com/360 Market line is a multi-disciplinary database that offers comprehensive and unique collection of company, industry and country information, extending Across more than 20countries and every major industry.
13. PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
14. WILSON WEB OMNIFILE
Http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com/hww/jumpstart.jhtml Covers llb & info sci, Readers guide (current event), social science, legal, humanities, General science, EDUCATION, Applied Sci &technology, Art, Biological &Agricultural Business.
15 Transactions of the American Mathematical Society
MathSciNet is the ONLINE VERSION OF THE ams Publication. Mathematical Review from 1940 to present and current mathematics and statistics.
17. ZENTRAL BLATT MATH
Provides access to journals in Mathematics & statistics
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals in the directory. Currently 708 journals are searched at article level.
19. AFRICAN JOURNALS ONLINE
African Journals online (AJOL) is a service to provide access to African Publishers research, and increases worldwide knowledge of indigenous Scholarship.
20. BIOMED CENTRAL
Biomed Central is a publisher of more than 150 peer-review Open access journals.
21. BMJ PUBLISHERS GROUP http://bmjjournals.com/subscriptions/countries.shtml
BMJ Group Publishers BMJ (British medical journal) a number of Journals covering
major medical specialties and growing number of Online & event products for the health profession.
22 RESEARCH PAPERS IN ECONOMICS
Research Papers in Economics to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics.
Population information online, World largest data base on reproductive health.
E-JOURNALS are part of the World Wide Virtual library. Provides links to world electronic journals
25. ASSR: ARAB SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
ASSR is the network engine of the Arab Institute for Studies and Communication (aisc).Site provides a platform for the AISC'S centre of and pools resources to facilitate social science research in the region.
26. INASP PERI
Http://www.inasp.info/peri/elecronic.html INAS negotiates access to as many required resources as possible with content owners and publishing through the PERI programme.
27. GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK
GDNet supports the generation and sharing of local social science Research by providing a number of web and email based services to help researchers produce, share and disseminate their network.
28 PUBMED CENTRAL
pubmed Central(PMC) is the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH) free.
29 DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF BIOMEDICAL AND LIFE SCIENCE JOURNAL
30. INASP PERI:
INAPS work towards a future where all healthcare providers, educators and policy makers can access and contribute information and knowledge for health and healthcare worldwide.
Below is a List Of Search Engines And Rich Reference Sources (Academic Links, Useful Across Disciplines)
1. Google (it is a large database and an intelligent system of ranking result Hit/return by relevance (popularity)
3 Encyclopedia Britannica Online
4. Nigeria Britannica Online Encyclopedia.
6. AltaVista (search engine that help you find exactly what you are looking for)
7. Northern light
8. Go to Snap
9. Info seek,
10 Lycos, com
14 Web directly.com
18. Free full Text http://www.freefulltext.com
19 Free medical Journals
20 Pubmed central (http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/
21 UWE Library Services. Free Law Journals
22 Law Journals http://library.law.smu.edu/lawrev.htm
23 SciELO (http://www.scielo.org/)
24. Free books for Doctors http://www.freebooks4doctors.com/
25. Free Articles http://www.findarticles.com/
26 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)http://www.doaj.org/
27 Biomed Central
28 Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia)
ODUDUWA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY RULES
1. The student's registration card must be shown to any official of the library on demand, who may prohibit entry to anyone unable to produce it.
2. Registration must be renewed at the beginning of each semester at a cost that will be determined from time to time.
3. Library cards are not transferable and should not be left behind in the library.
4. Pilfering of books and other information materials as a first offender; attracts one semester rustication, plus a fine of five times the cost of the book. Second offender; one academic year rustication, plus a fine of seven times the cost of the book, and publishing of names in OUI Newsletter, then, third offender; expulsion from the University.
5. No book may be marked, defaced or damaged in any way.
6. Readers are held responsible for any damage to books in their charge.
7. Mutilation of library information materials attracts same penalty as stated under number four above.
8. Silence must be observed in and around the library.
9. Ringing and receiving of phone call in the library attracts one week suspension from the library, a second offender will be barred from the library for one semester and the phone seized.
10. Brief case, umbrellas, bags, folders, water proofs, etc, must be kept in the place provided (cloak room) at owners risk. However, money and other valuables must not be left in the bags.
11. Food, Snacks, chewing gum should not be taken into the library.
12. Leave consulted books on the table.
13. Smoking in the library is strictly prohibited.
14. The use of any form of naked light, including candles, is strictly prohibited in the library.
15. All persons leaving the library must show books or papers in their possession to the library security officials /Staff before leaving the library. It is criminal to do otherwise; violators will be punished as in number four above.
16 Reader's Identification cards are not transferrable and all borrowing and renewals must be
made in person.
17 Unruly behaviors to staff attracts three months suspension for first offender, one session
suspension to second offender and a third offender is barred from the library from the rest of his//her stay in the university.
18 The use of flash is prohibited at the e-library, only printing is allowed. However, Users can
copy what they wish to download to their e-mails or download directly to their laptops.