There are over 10,000 e-books (still adding) available in the e-library to take care of over thirty (30) academic programs currently running in the university.
Brief History of the University Library
Clifford University (CLU) Owerrinta was granted charter on November 22, 2016 by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the ministry of education and the national Universities Commission (NUC).
CLU started its first academic activities at the Ihie take-off campus in March 2017, with the admission of 124 students into three faculties, including faculty of humanities, faculty of social and management sciences and faculty of science comprising of ten departments with fifteen courses. Currently, the faculty of Basic Medical Sciences has been added to mark up to four faculties and ten additional new programs were added.
The university library is named after Dr. and Barrister (Mrs.) Paul Ogwuma, who magnanimously funded the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the library building. Activities commenced fully in the library with the assumption of the first University Librarian Dr. Saturday U. Omeluzor on February 1, 2017. In March 2017, full library services kicked off after the recruitment of four pioneer library staff.
Clifford university library has over 11,000 volumes which are freely accessible to users within the library and to borrow. Periodicals and e-resources are also available to cover the various courses offered in the university among others. There are four service points: the main/central library which is strategically situated at the centre of the university campus, law library, Nursing library and the E-library.
To better appreciate the library and its collection, an understanding of its order or arrangement pattern is necessary. CLU library is computerised and digitally driven with a strong move to attain complete automation and digitization in order to allow for full virtual operation.
The library conducts orientation program for fresh students, as well as information literacy/ enlightenment workshops for users generally. The library environment is conducive and serene with an ambience that galvanizes learning and research.
Dear users, it is important to note that this is an era of continuous change in all spheres of human endeavour, the library remains the stronghold of information. It respond(s) to the needs of its users through the provision of relevant information materials in diverse formats to enhance research, teaching and learning. Information is for use. Learn to make use of the library to maximise perceived potentials and achieve your academic goals. It is also a known fact that knowledge is power.
To wield such power and relevance, you need to know where to get correct, current and relevant information. Library is the place. CLU library’s move is helping to take care of online/resources services that may tend to keep you away from the library. Granted that the university is young but optimistic. This has not doused the university library’s quest to operate as a 21st century academic library. This why it is repositioning itself to take care of emerging changes and innovation.
Therefore feel welcome to the library because it the place for you.
C. Evans Otuza, PhD, FBIC, MNLA, CLN
The main/central library houses collection of about 5000 volumes, 160 reserved books, 693 journal titles and 162 reference materials. Its spacious layout caters for diverse range of users, including students, esteemed faculty staff members (lecturers) and community users.
The electronic library otherwise referred to as e-library is another extension of the main library. It houses e-resources that are accessible online such as EBSCOHOST, AJOL, JSTOR, Research4Life – AGORA, ARDI, OARE/GOALI, HINARI, Nigerian Virtual Library, World Bank Group, DOAJ, Science Direct, Elsevier and other Open Access Database/resources. The e-library also provides access to off-line resources covering all the courses offered at Clifford University. There are over 10,000 e-books (still adding) available in the e-library to take care of over thirty (30) academic programs currently running in the university.
The Nursing library extends from the University Library to the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences to provide information resources that caters for the need of the students, specifically, nursing sciences. The collections in the library is mainly for nursing science program.
Total Collections = 795
Textbooks = 725
Journal titles = 61
Reference Materials = 9
Seating capacity = 64
The Law library provides information resources for Law program. It operates a closed access method of operation i.e. its users (law students, faculty and staff) cannot borrow out text but can only make use of the text while in the Law library.
Total collections = 6015
Textbooks = 713;
Journal titles = 150
Law Reports = 2228
Reference Materials = 171
Statutes = 2753
Seating capacity = 70
It also houses law electronic databases like Hein online, West Law, Legalpedia and Law Pavilion and over 600 electronic version of law books in the e-library.
The following are eligible users of the library:
– Students of the university
– Lecturers/faculty members of the university
– Council members
– Senior members of the university
– Junior staff of the university
– Members of the local community such as professionals, students etc. from other universities authorized by the University Librarian