Kitui Campus

SEKU Campus Libraries

Welcome to seku Kitui campus library

Kitui campus is located in Kitui Town, within the Manyenyoni-BLI area, about 600 metres off the Kitui-Mutomo road. The campus library is situated on the ground floor of the main building. Membership is open to SEKU bonafide members on provision of university’s ID. SEKU alumni are also welcome to use the library.

  • Monday - Friday 8.00am – 7.00 pm
  • Saturday 8.00 am – 1.00 pm
  • Sunday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Public holidays - Closed

Library Services

  1. Lending services
  2. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  3. Current Awareness Services (CAS),
  4. Electronic resources
  5. Reference services
  6. Off-campus access to E- resources
  7. Interlibrary lending
  8. Computer and Internet services
  9. Information Literacy training
  10. Anti-plagiarism services

Information resources

The library has over 3600 volumes and 2300 titles of books, thesis and dissertations.
Subscribed to numerous databases with e-journals and e-books that have current and unlimited information.
There is an institutional repository that provides users access to archived scholarly publications created by the university staff and students.

Information literacy

Training is conducted to library users on library services, procedures and resources. Topics covered in the training sessions include: access to e-resources, institutional repository, catalogue, citation tools, among others.
Training is carried out to new students/staff or on client request where patrons book for a session.


The collection is divided into;

General collection
This collection is located at the open shelves. Information materials in this area areborrowed out of the library on long loan depending on the category of library users.

Short loan collection
The collection is located at the circulation desk and has information materials in high demand but in few copies. Lending in this section is on short loan basis (three hours) and materials are used within the library only. The materials in this section include short loan books, thesis and dissertations, research project proposals and CD-ROMs.

Reference collection

The collection is located at the open shelves. Materials are used only in the library and cannot be borrowed. The materials includes; dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, atlases,bibliographies and other reference materials

The library collection includes;

  • Course Texts
  • Reference Materials
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Electronic Resources
  • Audio and Visual Materials
  • Popular Works
  • Periodicals and Serials
  • Pamphlets

Organization and access to information resources

  • The library collection is organized based on Library of Congress classification scheme.
  • A library Management System (KOHA) is in place
  • MyLOFT facilitates access to e-resources off campus

Library book loan
There are two types of library loan for print materials; the long loan and the short loan. The duration for each type depend on the category of the library users and the level of demand for specific books.

Borrowing schedule

 Category  Books  Period (long loan)  Period (short loan)
 Undergraduate students  4 books  2 weeks  3hrs
 Postgraduate students  4 books  1 month  3hrs
 Academic staff  4 books  1 month  3hrs
 Non-Academic staff  2 books  2 weeks  3hrs


Issuing, returning and renewal of library materials is carried out at the circulation desk where one must be a registered library user. Library registration in done on provision of University ID.