CAM00088Welcome to JKUAT Kitale CBD Library. Our main objective is to ensure that you get the right information and also have access to various information materials available in both print and electronic efficiently, to enable you achieve your goals. JKUAT Kitale Campus Library is committed to supporting both students and staff in achieving the Mission and Vision of the University, through provision of efficient and effective quality information services.

To create an information system based on state of the art technology to promote scholarship.

To provide relevant information services to meet teaching, learning and research needs of the university.


  • To provide a secure and conducive environment for library resources and users.
  • To recognize the different needs of our users and acquire information materials for their needs efficiently.
  • To enhance user education to maximize use of information resources.
  • To preserve and conserve information resources for posterity.
  • To ensure effective and efficient methods for the retrieval of information both in print and electronic resources for the users.

Hours of Operation

Opening Hours (All working Days)  –  8 am – 6 pm

Saturday – 9 am – 4 pm

Closed on all Public Holidays.


The library provides information services to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and staff.  Services provided by the library include Reference, Loans, Inter-library loan, access to E-resources, Internet services, information searching & retrieval, Current awareness services as well as user instruction/ orientation.

Users are required to observe Library rules and regulation to ensure smooth provision of the library services. The rules are available in the link below:




The JKUAT library has subscribed to 31 journal databases and 3 e-books databases through the Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) The library has also subscribed to Springer e-book database outside the consortium package. The library holds training on request on the use of these resources. The library held training workshop at the Kitale on 14/2/2015.


The e-resources training held 14/02/2015


Dr.Roselyne Mangira the Chief University Librarian talks to the students during the training


Students listen keenly during the training







Access to E-Journals

The library in conjunction with the Main Campus Library provides users with access to a collection of electronic databases and E-books. For more information on Journals available and how to access them please contacts the Campus Librarian.

Access to ScienceDirect e-books

The library has subscribed to electronic books from ScienceDirect. This is a rich database of electronic books in various fields such as Agricultural and biological sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular biology, Biomedical science, medicine and dentistry, Chemistry, Computer science and Energy, Material science and Chemical engineering. You can also access the e-books by going to

For access to the Library Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) click the link below:

Users interested in accessing electronic resources off- Campus can visit the Librarian for more information.

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