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Online Databases

The library can boast of quite a number of online databases. These include EBSCO, JSTOR, ARDI, Bioline, AGORA, DOAJ, HINARI, OARE, Ebrary, NUC Virtual Library and Science Direct. Ebrary alone provides access to over 400,000 e-books and other documents while others contain over 40, 000 electronic journals across all disciplines.

Escapist Reading

This section is located on the ground floor of the library. It is tastefully furnished and equipped with a large screen Samsung Led television, DSTV, and Air-conditioner. This section provides access to educational documentaries, CNN, TBN and other information bearing networks. It provides a platform for relaxation and learning.

Spiritual & Leadership Development Section

In pursuit of the mandate of the university in raising solution thinkers that would break new grounds in all fields of human endeavour, a section called Spiritual & Leadership Development has been established. This section is fully equipped with books on leadership and spiritual development. This is to further drive the University’s Mandate of producing Total Graduates.

Electronic Library

The libra ry provides 40 state-of-the art computers with uninterrupted connection to the internet in order to facilitate access to our various online databases. The E-library is designated purely for research purposes and it is fully air-conditioned to create an enabling environment that fosters teaching, learning and research.

Wireless Access Points

The library provides wirelss hotspots which enable users connect to the internet using their personal laptops and other devices.

Reserved Materials     

The last copy of every book title especially those on high demand or requested by Deans and lecturers are placed on ‘Reserve’ to allow equitable use of the materials.

Web Public Access Catalogue (WebPAC)

Cataloguing details are digitized and made accessible through several networked computer workstations within the campus and anywhere around the world. CLR uses Alexandria Library Management Software to perform routine activities such as the creation of bibliographic databases, acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, serials control, CAS and SDI services.

Circulation Services

Materials are circulated via the use of barcodes. The barcodes are scanned into the computer system which automatically updates user’s loan file and data. Renewal of books is done either online by intercom or mobile phone or in the library at the circulation desk. Profile of all authorized users and their passport photographs are captured digitally using Alexandria registration module.

Bibliographic Instruction  

We provide training on the use of our WebPac, Online Public Access Catalogue - OPAC and other Electronic Information Resources, as well as other search techniques. Bibliographic details of the library collections which are held in electronic format are made accessible through different computer terminals in the library and remotely from departments and other locations within the campus. This is accessible via the intranet on 10.0.7.20.

Online Renewal of Borrowed Materials

There is facility for online renewal of books that are due. This is done through the intercom or intranet.

Library Orientation/Teaching of the Use of Library

The Library organizes practical orientation for all fresh students and new staff members. The exercise aims at exposing them to effective use of resources available within and outside the library. The Library is also involved in the teaching of the ‘Use of Library’ under the University Wide Courses programme.

Selective Dissemination of Information /Current Awareness Services

Profiles of Professors and Heads of Departments are currently being compiled for Selective Dissemination of Information relevant to their area of research. These profiles are being captured at the point of Library Registration. Relevant materials in their areas of research interest are then being forwarded through their e-mails by the Reference Librarian.

Also, newly acquired materials are duly publicized by routing and displaying tables of content at various departments and strategic notice boards within the campus. This is aimed at sensitizing students and faculty to library holdings of interest.

Photocopying and Printing Services

Photocopying services are available for use by staff and students. Copies are made at a token fee of N5.00 per page. Printing of materials also attracts minimal charge to cover cost of consumables.

Online Reference Services

The library renders online reference services via the intranet through the Tracking System. Every inquiry/request made by students and/or staff, is assigned a unique ticket number with which they can track the progress of their requests online. This service is accessible on http://ticket.lmu.edu.ng. Other reference Services rendered include individual assistance with library usage, online database and CD-ROM searching.

Overnight Loan of Reference Materials and Journals

Overnight loan service on reference materials and journals is available to staff. Undergraduate students are not eligible for this service to forestall careless handling of the materials.