Library Department

Vision
To provide information services for technological training and research for global competiveness.

Mission:
To provide Library and information services through acquisition, processing, presenting, disseminating and making available relevant literature to all its users
History
The Kitale National Polytechnic Library came into existence in the year 1984.

Objectives:
1. Seek continually to identify user needs and to provide Library services to meet those needs
2.Build, maintain and sustain Library’s resources
3.Provide information and relevant data for the curriculum at the university
4.Provide adequate reading space for Library users
5. Acquire and conserve Library research materials

LIBRARY SYSTEM

The Kitale National Polytechnic library is automated and library services are offered by the use of the ABN library management system. Users can also access the library database through the online public access (OPAC).

 SERVICES OFFERED IN THE LIBRARY.

  1. Circulation services
  2. Book binding and repair
  3. Electronic resource access
  4. Reference services
  5. Printing and Photocopying services
  6. Selective Dissemination of Information
  7. Current Awareness

 

USER ACCESS 
The library is open to both registered students and staff of the college. Members of the community are also allowed to access the library upon payment of a stipulated fee.

LOAN REGULATIONS 
college Identification cards are issued to all registered members who are allowed to use reading materials as follows:

  1. a)  Heads of departments
    Up to five books at a time for a semester
  2. b) Students.

One book for two days for long loan materials and 1 day for short loan materials.

  1. c)  Other Staff
    Three books for a maximum of four days.

NB: Members of the outside community are not allowed to borrow books for use outside the library premises.

LOAN DEFAULTERS
Overdue material will attract a fine of 5/= per day.

LOAN RENEWAL
Loaned materials may be renewed for a further period provided it has not been requested for or loaned out to another user.

RESERVED MATERIALS

These materials may only be used within the library premises.

LOAN RECALL
The Librarian may recall any material on loan if it is required for special purposes by another user.

Multimedia 
Our libraries provide information in non-book format e.g. video cassettes, audio cassettes, CD-ROMs (accompanying books). These materials may be issued to the users on request.

 

E-Learning section

Our library has an E-Learning section fitted with desktop computers which are used to access online information.