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Bishop Okullu Memorial Library is named after the Late Anglican Bishop Henry Okullu (1929-1999) a legendary outspoken Kenyan on issues of human rights and justice, advocating a multiparty system of governance. Located in the scholarly serene, cool and quite paradise of LIMURU, The Main Campus Library was erected with the assistance of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany and opened in 1996. An extension to the library was opened on 23rd October 2008 by Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi to accommodate the growing number of students and is now a state-of-art one stop information center. 
The library aims to embrace the rapid global changes in ICT, while at the same time seeking to enhance its role in the university’s efforts in realizing its vision and the fulfillment of its mission and institutional values.

Vision
To be a leading Center of knowledge and global information and retain relevance in response to user- needs.

Mission

To acquire current and relevant information resources and provide information access for the development of Servant Leaders.

Objectives

  • To widen access and promote use of Information
  • To develop user-centered information services
  • To enhance information literacy 
  • To maintain the integration of ICT in information harnessing
  • To preserve and conserve information resources

To maintain local and international partnerships


SPU Digital Library

Welcome to SPU Digital library’s unique collection of digitized information resources that represent an outstanding academic, spiritual, historical and contemporary account of St. Paul’s university. In this specialized collection you will find:

  • Doctor al Theses and Dissertations-live links
  • Masters Theses and Dissertations
  • Research Papers and Projects
  • Conference and Workshop Presentations
  • Past Examination Papers
  • Selected Newspaper Articles

Library Guide

Never again will you get lost or not know what to do when in our library. The library guide offers you a peep into how our information materials are arranged in the main library and subsequently in our campus libraries.

a. The Library of Congress Classification Scheme

All Information materials are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification Scheme. The following is a summary outline of this scheme:
A -- GENERAL WORKS
B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
C -- AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
D -- WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
E -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
F -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
H -- SOCIAL SCIENCES
J -- POLITICAL SCIENCE
K -- LAW
L -- EDUCATION
M -- MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
N -- FINE ARTS
P -- LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Q -- SCIENCE
R -- MEDICINE
S -- AGRICULTURE
T -- TECHNOLOGY
U -- MILITARY SCIENCE
V -- NAVAL SCIENCE
Z -- BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL

b. Library Collection 
c. Library Services 

 


E-Resources

The SPU E-Resource Section is our gateway to a world of content rich and valuable electronic information resources. Using federated search tools, one can search from a wide collection of journal databases and e-books to supplement our physical collection.

a. E-Resource Centre
Set aside on the second floor of the Main Library Block for research by undergraduate students, the E-Resource Centre provides ample space with enough computers to serve our undergraduate research needs.

b. Post-graduate research lab
An easily accessible lab endowed with fast computers with good internet connectivity (both wired and wireless) set aside for research by post graduate students.

 

Our Vision

A University of academic excellence based on Christian principles producing graduates in various fields for global service.

Our Mission

To develop servant leaders by imparting knowledge, skills and values through creative methods of education, research and Christian spiritual formation.

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