Library Collection and Organization

The library contains Print and non-print formats

Print formats

  • Books
  • Periodicals - Daily local newspapers, Local and international magazines
  • Government publications
  • Charts and maps


Non-print formats

  • E-resources
  • Audio-Visual materials include: Cassette tapes, DVDs, CDs, etc
  • Talking and Braille books for sight challenged users
  • Toys and indoor games


The library information materials are selected and acquired annually based on our collection development policy. Clients’ information needs and suggestions are always taken into consideration.

Organization of library materials

  • Information materials are organized using an internationally accepted set of rules referred to as Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, (AACR2).
  • Information materials are classified using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). The library collection is divided into adult, Junior and mobile, within this sections the materials are arranged into Non-fiction materials, fiction materials, over size, reference and multi- media.

The field of knowledge is categorized in 10 broad classes using DDC Sas follows:

BROAD SUBJECT (CLASS NUMBER)

Generalities (000)

Psychology (100)

Religion (200)

Social Sciences (300)

Languages (400)

Pure Science (500)

Applied Technology (600)

The Arts (700)

Literature (800)

History and Government (900)

Fiction (A-Z)

The library uses open shelf system with signage to guide clients