Know Your Libraries
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN: A.B. Ojoade (Mrs) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
READERS GUIDE TO THE LIBRARIES
Course in the Use of the
Library Membership and Use
Borrowing a Book: Where and
How to Borrow a Book
How to Return a Book
Reserving Books in Advance
How to Find a Book
The Public Catalogue
Finding Materials on the
Benue and Plateau States Collection (BBP)
Appendix I Township Campus Library Map Key
Township Campus Library Map
Bauchi Road Library Map
Bauchi Road Library Map Key
Appendix II Library Regulations
Hours of Opening
Eligibility for Use of the
Loan of Books
Period of Loan
Reservation of Books
Care and Use of Books
Appendix III Outline of the Library of Congress
Appendix IV Author Title Catalogue Sample Author Card Entry
Sample Title Card Entry
Subject Catalogue Sample Subject Card Entry
Senior Staff List
The nucleus of the University of Jos Library was established in
February 1972 when this institution remains the Jos Campus of the University of Ibadan.
Located along Murtala Mohammed Way on the temporary town-site of the University. This
library has undergone significant extension to both its building and stock.
Today it houses the Medical Sciences Collection and Bindery.
In December 1976, a branch library, which has been extended and is
still being extended, was opened at the Bauchi Road Campus of the University, some five
kilometers away from the town-site campus. It has now become the main library housing the
Administration, Support Services and Documents Section and serving the Faculties of Arts,
Natural, Pharmaceutical, Social and Environmental Sciences, Education and Law. The
construction of the Central University Library building at the permanent site of the
University is in progress.
Between them, the two libraries occupy an area of about 3355sm, stock
about 138592 volumes of books and bound journals and subscribe to 655 current serial
titles. There has been a drastic cut in current Serial subscriptions because of scarcity
of foreign exchange. Seating accommodation for about 113/717, readers is available in the
Township and Bauchi Road Campus libraries respectively. A few reading stations are
reserved for staff and postgraduate students.
The objectives of the University Library naturally derive from
those of the University it serves. Briefly, the library exists to provide a variety of
resources, book and non-book alike and ancillary services that support and extend the
Universitys programmes of instruction and research. In its attempt to achieve the
above goal, the library sets out deliberately to:
- Ensure a high degree of relevance of its collection to the needs of the University
- Ensure that maximum use is made of the resources and facilities it provides;
- Give qualitative reference and information service to its clients;
- Join its staff with their teaching colleagues in making the use of its resources and
integral part of the educational process.
Organized on subject division basis, the University Library is
divided into two broad units; namely Subject Libraries Department and Support Services
Department. The latter embraces the Bindery and Technical Services, which includes Orders,
Cataloguing, Circulation, Serials and Reprography. This Department is generally
responsible for the procurement and process of all library materials. The Subject
Libraries are essentially service points. Numbering eight, and corresponding roughly with
the number of faculties in the university, the subject libraries seek to concentrate at
one point and for the convenience of the reader, the range of library materials of
interest to him irrespective of their format. For example, in the Social Sciences Library,
all the reference and lending books in that subject are brought together with reading
tables in close proximity.
In addition, each subject library is manned by a librarian; whose
primary duties include: the development of the collection and the provision of reference
and information services to the clientele. You should get to know your librarian whose
name and picture are posted on the library display board.
It should be noted that in addition to the subject libraries, there
exist the following separate collections:
- a general section where books of a general nature e.g. general encyclopedias and
dictionaries are shelved;
- a theses collection;
- a microform collection;
- a documents and government publications section;
- serials collection and
- a conference proceedings collection.
For the location of the various sections and facilities, in the
libraries, see (appendix I).
COURSE IN THE USE OF THE LIBRARY
Consistent with its aims to become a "teaching library," the
University Library offers both formal and informal courses to the students on library use.
These courses which have the sole objective of making the students better exploiters of
the library resources are at present two in number. The Introductory Course, G.S. 001 forms part of
the compulsory Use of English Course offered to first year students.
The other course is designed for the benefit of senior students. It has
been taught to senior undergraduates in most departments. A third course is proposed for
For the present time, postgraduate students are assisted only
informally when they notify the library staff of their bibliographical problems. All other
students are urged to take advantage of this facility by always directing their libraries
related queries to the relevant Subject Librarian.
To assist students in their use of the library, Pathfinders, guides for
research students are available at a fee. These include studies. It is expected that more
will be compiled for individual subjects.
The possibility of introducing seminar-type programmes for the benefit
of interested members of staff is under study.
LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP AND USE
A copy of the regulations governing membership and use of the library
is attached as appendix II.
BORROWING A BOOK: WHERE AND WHEN
All lending and returning of books and related materials are done at
the Circulation Desk during the following hours:
Monday Friday 9.30 a.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
5.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Sunday 5.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Monday Friday 8.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Monday Friday 8.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
HOW TO BORROW A BOOK
- Take the book to the Circulation Desk
- Open the inside back page
- Hand your borrowers ticket (one ticket per book) and show your ID card to the
- The book is stamped on the Date Due slip and the two book cards, both of which are
stamped, extracted by them
- The transaction is over, you can now go with the book.
HOW TO RETURN A BOOK
- Take the book to the Circulation Desk
- Open the inside back page
- The Assistant locates the book cards and your borrowers ticket from the loans file
- The book cards are re-inserted in the book, which is collected by the library assistant
and your borrowers ticket is returned to you.
- The transaction is over you can now go.
Books to be renewed must be brought to the Circulation Desk. They will
be renewed if no other reader wants them.
Notices are normally sent to borrowers, as reminders in respect of
books not returned on the Due Dates. The library is, however, not obliged to do this.
Overdue books carry fines which, if amount to more than N50.00 incurred loss of borrowing
privileges to their borrowers. (See library regulations, para. 14(c)).
RESERVING BOOKS IN ADVANCE
Books, which are on loan to other readers, may be reserved in advance
by filling out reservation forms at the Circulation Desk. The prospective borrower will be
notified as soon as the book is returned to the library. Books are normally held for two
In special circumstances, books not in the University Library can be
obtained from other libraries (within or outside the country) on inter-library loan.
Photocopies of articles in journals not in the library may be ordered upon request and
with advance payment.
A courier service operates between the library and Kashim Ibrahim
Library of Admadu Bello University, Zaria. Inquiries about these services should be made
at the Circulation Desk.
A collection of books and journal articles in great demand is held on
the reserved shelves behind the Circulation Desk. Readers wishing to consult items in this
collection (on two hourly basis normally) could borrow such items at the Circulation Desk
by presentation of their Reserved Book borrowing ticket and ID card. Reserved materials
may not be taken out of the library except they are explicitly loaned for over-night use
(see time for loan under BORROWING A BOOK: WHERE AND WHEN above). Books so loaned must be
returned to the library before 10 a.m. on Monday to Saturday and before 6.00 p.m. on
Sunday. A fine of N1.00 per hour (or part thereof) per book is charged for Reserved Books
not returned at the due time, a list of all materials held on reserve and maintained on
cards can be consulted at the Reserved Section.
Reference books are books not normally read through from cover to cover
but consulted as the need arises. All such books are shelved in the relevant subject areas
at the beginning of the sequence. To differentiate them from borrow-able books, the sign
(Ref) is marked on their spines. There is also another group of non-borrow-able books
comprising mainly rare and art-books which are shelved along with lending books. They
carry the sign (2) on their spines.
Readers are encouraged to refer their inquiries to the relevant Subject
HOW TO FIND A BOOK
Materials in the library are arranged according to the Library of
Congress Classification Scheme, (with few modifications). For a synopsis of this
Classification Scheme, see appendix III.
THE PUBLIC CATALOGUE
The catalogue, located not far from the Circulation Desk and maintained
on cards, enables an individual to establish if the library has a particular item (other
than a serial) whose author or title is known, or books on a particular subject, and the
location of such books. (The call-mark on the spine of the book, which determines its
arrangement on the shelf, also appears on the corresponding catalogue card). The public
catalogue, is divided into two parts namely:
- Author/Title Catalogue: an alphabetical listing of all the books and related materials
(excepting serials) in the library according to their authors and/or titles.
- Subject Catalogue: alphabetical listing of all the subjects covered by the books and
related materials (excepting serials) in the library. Under each subject heading, books,
etc. on that subject are listed.
*There exists a separate list of serials in the University Library.
The author of a publication may be a person or a corporate body. If the
former, the information for a work by him should be looked up under his SURNAME e.g.
ACHEBE, for Chinua Achebe.
In the case of corporate bodies, eg. Institutions, societies,
governments etc. the entry will be made under the first word of the name other than an
article (i.e. A, An, The, and their foreign equivalents); in some cases the entry will be
made under the name of the place where the institution, etc. is located. In the examples
below the capitalized words represent the entry words:
IBADAN, University, Institute dof Education
NIGERIA, Union of Teachers
The ORGANIZATION OF African Unity
The reader is advised to always look up all possible words under which
an entry may be for an author, especially if that author is a corporate body, before
concluding that the library does not stock the publication of interest to him by the given
In regard to titles, the entry is under the first word of the title,
except; that first word is an article. The title "The World of Artists" will
therefore file under "W" for "World" and not "T" for
"The." Entries are, however, made for most distinctive titles, but not for those
that are meaningless by themselves e.g. "Collected Works," "Memoirs,"
"Report," etc. Note that both the author and the title entries are inter-filled
in one alphabetical sequence in the Author/Title part of the Public Catalogue.
As stated above, the subject part of the catalogue consists of an
alphabetical listing of the subjects covered by the books in the library.
The specific headings are determined with the aid of the Library of
Congress List of Subject Headings, a set of which is located on top of the catalogue
Books etc. on a given subject are found listed under the appropriate
subject heading. These books, etc. are arranged alphabetically by author or by the title
where there is no author. It is advisable always to look under alternative subject
headings (cf. BIOCHEMISTRY and BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY or UNITED KINGDOM and GREAT BRITAIN)
before you conclude that the library has no books on the subject of your inquiry. However,
if you happen to have chosen a term not used in the subject catalogue there will be in
many cases, a reference directing you to the correct subject heading.
The rest of the information that the catalogue supplies will be evident
from the catalogue card illustrated in appendix IV.
Entries in the catalogue are arranged in a strict alphabetical sequence
according to a set of rules. This library uses the American Library Association Rules for
filing catalogue cards for this purpose. Of the two basic filing systems "Word by
Word" and "Letter by Letter," the former is in use here. The following
examples illustrate the difference in the two systems:
Words and Phrases Word by Word Letter by Letter
Port Harcourt Port Harcourt Portals
Portrait Port of Calabar Port Harcourt
Port of Calabar Port Said Port of Calabar
Portugal Portals Portrait
Portals Portrait Port Said
Port Said Portugal Portugal
Port Said Portugal Portugal
Please note that where the entry words for an author (personal,
institutional or place name) and titles are identical, the filling sequence would be in
the following order:
- Personal author entries;
- All other entries.
EAST Gordon Personal
EAST N.B. í Author
EAST Rupert entries
EAST African Vegetation
EAST Indians in Trinidad í Other entries
The call-mark refers to the letters and numbers at the top left hand
corner of the catalogue card which represent the subject area of the Library of Congress
Classification Scheme in which the item is classified. This mark may be three or four
The following symbols, found usually above the call-mark of each
library materials and which also appear on the book spine and the corresponding catalogue
cards of each item are used to locate the section of the library where a given material is
REF Reference books in General Reference Collection and at the
beginning of each subject book collection.
FICH Added on serials list for serial publications on microfiche
located in the Documents Section.
FILM Added on serials list for serial publications on microfilm located
in the Documents Section.
- Non-borrow-able books in the Lending Section.
- Serial-Bound issues and loose backsets in the Serials Section.
- a) Microfiche located in the Documents Section.
b) Microfilm located in the Documents Section.
c) Slides located in Documents Section.
- Maps located in Documents Section.
- Bauchi, Benue and Plateau State Collection located in Documents Section.
- Government Publications located in Documents Section.
- These located in Documents Section.
FINDING MATERIALS ON THE SHELVES:
To find a book shelved according to the Library of Congress
Classification system, first check the author/title catalogue entry and find the call-mark
If there is no location mark above the call-mark the item is a
borrow-able one shelved in lending section on book-stacks labeled according to the letters
at the beginning of the call-mark.
To find the exact place on the shelf for a particular book consider the
sections of the call-mark in the following order:
- Check the first group of letters in alphabetical order e.g. A AC AE B BF C D DB
- Check the first group of numbers in numerical order within a group of call-marks
beginning with the same letter e.g. B49 B52.5 B165 B2421 BC108 BD41.
- Check the group of letters alphabetically within call-marks that have similar first
groups of letters and numbers but check in decimal order:
BD241 BD241 BD241 BD241 BD241
.A82 .A9 .C6 .D38 .D383
BAUCHI, BENUE AND PLATEAU STATES
The library has begun to assemble the nucleus of this special
collection that is presently housed in the Documents Section.
Serials consist of periodicals, magazines, newspapers and similar
publications that are published periodically. The library subscribes to over 1000 current titles; about 20,500 volumes of backsets
of some of these are available. Current serials are displayed on the Serials stands near
the public catalogue. In Bauchi Road Library the serial holdings are listed alphabetically
in a list kept near the Serials Section in the extension. In the Township Campus Library a
list of the Serial holdings is maintained at the public catalogue. Serials are arranged on
the shelves according to their call-marks.
The library subscribes to several local and few foreign newspapers.
Back issues of some local newspapers are retained.
The librarys collection is still modest and is housed in the
Documents Section. Under a co-operative acquisition programme involving all Nigerian
University Libraries, this library is responsible for the acquisition of the government
publications of the following African countries: Ethiopia, Central African Republic,
Namibia, Saharawi Republic and Somalia. Readers requiring access to this collection should
apply to the Documents Librarian.
MICROFORMS AND AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS
The library has a small collection of microform materials mainly
microfiches and few slides. The "Readers" and "Printers" for using
these media are housed in Documents Section.
Request for the use of these materials should be directed to the
Theses of the University of Jos and some others have so far been
acquired by the library and these are located in the Documents Section.
The library owns photocopying machines which readers can use for
copying articles in books and periodicals (subject to the copyright law) upon payment of
N1.00 per page. Request for the use of this facility should be directed to the Circulation
The Bindery exists primarily to attend to the librarys bindery
needs. Non-official jobs can be undertaken at the convenience of the library. Request for
this facility should be made at the Circulation Desk.
Current Bindery charges is available at the Bindery.
The library produces the following publications:
- JULIA: (Jos University Library Information and Accessories.) A bimonthly publication
which gives information on recent activities in and acquisitions by the library.
- Know Your Library: Readers Guide to the Library. A short introduction to the
facilities provided by the library for the benefit of the readers, issued to registered
readers at a fee.
- Pathfinders are available at a fee.
- A general one
- Supplements Law, Chemistry, Geology and Mining, Mathematics, Physics, Religious
- Annual Report
Suggestion boxes are located by the library entrances to enable you
pass on ideas and/or criticisms to the library. Suggestions about books that you may wish
the library to purchase can also be dropped into the boxes. Our preference, however, is
that you personally discuss library issues with the University Librarian.
Never hesitate to ask members of the library staff for assistance. Our
business is to help you.
TOWNSHIP CAMPUS LIBRARY MAP KEY
- Assistant Chief Superintendent of Bindery
- Librarian-in-Charge of Medical Sciences
- New Medical Acquisitions
- Medical Serials Backsets
- Medical Books Collection
- Public Catalogue
- Current Serials
- Store Room
- Serials Backsets in storage
- Bags stand
- Suggestion Box
- Security Desk
- Exhibition Area
- Notice Board
- Circulation Desk
- Photocopying Room
- Readers Toilets
- Staff Toilets
- Staff Rest Room
- Medical Audio-Visual Resources Room
BAUCHI ROAD LIBRARY MAP KEY
- Bags stand
- Security desk
- Notice board
- Suggestion box
- General enquiries
- Exhibition area
- Photocopying room
- Readers toilets
- Circulation desk and Reserved Collection
- Head, Catalogue
- Public catalogue
- General reference, abstracts and indexes
- Social Sciences Librarian
- Law Librarian
- Books awaiting shelving
- Current serials
- Social sciences collection
- Law collection
- Subject Librarians office
- Nigerian periodical index
- Handicapped students reading area
- Staff toilets
- Education Librarian
- Arts Librarian
- University calendars
- Arts collection
- Education collection
- Librarian-ship collection
- Documents collection
- Documents Librarian
- Microform readers
- Natural and Pharm. Sciences collection
- Environmental sciences collection
- Pharm. Sciences Librarian
- Natural Sciences Librarian
- Environmental Sciences Librarian
- Serials desk
- Serials backsets
- Serials section
- Head, Serials
- Administrative Officer
- Orders section
- Head, Orders
- Cataloguing section
- Head, Cataloguing
- Deputy University Librarian (Administration)
- Staff rest room
- University Librarian
- Secretary to University Librarian
- General Office
Monday-Friday 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Saturday 8.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Monday-Friday 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 8.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Monday-Friday 8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
The Library is closed on public holidays.
- ELIGIBILITY FOR USE OF LIBRARY
The library may be used by:
- All students, senior staff and families and members of the Council of the University.
- Research workers authorized by the University Librarian.
- Junior and intermediate staff of the University on the recommendation of their Heads of
Departments and the approval of the University Librarian.
- Other persons who need to use the library and are authorized by the University
"Only registered readers or other persons authorized by the
University Librarian can be admitted into the library upon presentation of their ID cards
to the library porters at the library checkpoint."
- Anyone wishing to use the library will first fill out a registration card available at
the Circulation desk undertaking to observe the library regulations. Registration is valid
for the current academic year only and must be renewed thereafter.
- Each reader granted borrowing privileges will be issued borrowers tickets, the
number of which depends on the status of the reader (see paragraph 6 below). The tickets
are not transferable. In the event of loss, a fee of N2.00 (two naira) will be charged for
the replacement of each borrowers ticket.
Staff who, for whatever reasons, will be away from the university for a
period of six or more months as well as staff, students and NYSC members who are leaving
the university finally, are required to obtain clearance from the library.
- LOAN OF
- All registered readers must present their borrowers tickets (a ticket per book)
and ID card at the Circulation Desk before book is issued on loan.
- Books in the library, except as provided in section 9, 11 and 12 below, may be borrowed
after they have been stamped with a date of return.
- Senior Academic staff may borrow a maximum of 10 (ten) books at any time.
- The Head of any academic department may have additional ten books on departmental loan
for one semester at a time.
- Senior non-academic staff, part-time lecturers, research workers and graduate students
may borrow a maximum of 6 (six) books at a time.
- Undergraduate degree students and NYSC members serving the university may borrow a
maximum of 4 (four) books at a time.
- All others may have a maximum of 2 (two) books on loan at any time.
- Readers are held responsible for all books borrowed with their borrowers tickets
for period of loan.
- PERIOD OF
- Lecturers and NYSC members may retain books for 4 (four) weeks.
- The head of an academic department may retain books on departmental loan for a semester
in the first instance and renewable on semester basis, if required.
- Graduate students, research workers, students, junior and intermediate staff and others
may retain books for a period of 2 (two) weeks.
- Books on loan may be renewed once in a semester.
- All books must be returned by the end of the current academic year i.e. not later than
June 30th and no books must be taken out of Jos except with the permission of
the University Librarian.
- All books and related materials are lent on the strict understanding that, after half
the loan period, they may be recalled by the University Librarian, if urgently needed in
the library and must be returned immediately.
- Students shall return all books on loan from the library before they leave for any
vacation. A student may not borrow for the vacation until all the library books in his/her
possession have been returned.
- No student may have more than two books on loan at any time during the long vacation
except as 8 (c) below. A refundable deposit of N20.00 (twenty naira) shall be paid by a
student on account of each book borrowed during the long vacation. Final year students may
not borrow books for the long vacation.
- Students staying back in the university during the long vacation and working for any of
the university departments may borrow books as during the session for the period they stay
in the campus provided:
- They produce a letter of recommendation from the Heads of Departments for which they are
working, stating the duration of the vacation job, and
- They get registered for the vacation.
Serials may not be borrowed.
Readers can reserve books that have been taken out on loan by
completing a reservation form at the circulation desk.
Books in constant demand by readers are removed from the open shelves
and placed in the reserved book section. They may be borrowed on two-hourly basis. The
purpose is to ensure that all concerned have an equal chance to read them. Readers wishing
to borrow these items must use their reserved book borrowing tickets. Accordingly, items
borrowed may not be removed from the library except for overnight use. Such items must be
returned before 10.00 a.m. Monday to Saturday and before 5.30 p.m. on Sunday. A list of
reserved books is maintained on cards and can be consulted at the reserved book section.
Reference books are available for consultation only. They may not be
removed from the library except with the permission of the University Librarian.
AND USE OF BOOKS
- Readers are held responsible for any damage to library books in their charge. This
includes marking, writing in, underlining, cutting, or damaging in any way. Readers will
be required to pay full estimated cost of repair, normally not exceeding the cost of the
books. In case of an irreparable damage, full replacement cost (see para. 17(b) below)
will be paid.
- Borrowers should repot at once the loss or damage of any book(s). In the case of loss,
the borrower will be required to pay full replacement cost (see para. 17(b) below).
- Any student found guilty of cutting, seriously damaging or converting a library book to
his/her personal property shall be punished severely including his/her being recommended
to the university authority to be sent from the university either temporarily or
- Any library user guilty of removing library books without permission shall be punished
severely, including his/her being recommended to the university authority to be sent down
from the university either temporarily or permanently.
- Any other library user found guilty of the same offence shall be reported to the
university authority for disciplinary action.
- Any user of the library who retains borrowed books beyond the permitted period will be
liable for a fine of 50k (fifty kobo) per working day or part thereof for each book.
- Any user of the library who retains books borrowed from the reserved books or serials
section beyond the permitted period will be liable for a fine of N1.00 (one naira) per
book per hour or part thereof.
- A reader, owing more than N5.00 fine will not be permitted to borrow another book until
such a fine has been paid off.
- All outstanding fines must be settled before a readers registration is renewed for
the new session.
NOTE: All fines are subject to review.
- Orderly conduct must be observed in and around the library. Strict silence must be
observed in the reading rooms
- Noise making, footwear and shuffling of feet are disallowed.
- Briefcases, umbrellas and other baggage must be left by the users at the library
entrance at the bag stand at the owners risk.
- Smoking, eating and drinking are not allowed in the reading rooms.
- All readers leaving the library with books in their possession may be required to
present themselves for body search by the library security staff at the entrance of the
- Animals must not be taken into the library.
- Children under eight, unless escorted, are not allowed into the library.
- None-members of the library staff may not enter the library offices except, they are
permitted by a senior member of the library staff.
- Reading tables and chairs must not be moved from their positions.
- Readers shall not reserve seats in the library. Any seats not physically occupied by a
reader may be turned over to another reader by the library staff.
The University Librarian may suspend or exclude from the use of the
library any person who, owing to persistent disregard of these regulations or for any
other adequate cause, is considered to be unfit to use the library. The University
Librarian will report his action to the Library Board.
- In these regulations the word "book" means all books, serials, pamphlets,
offprints, reprints, manuscripts, photocopies, maps, slides, microforms, photographs and
other materials in the custody of the University Librarian.
- Replacement cost is defined as five times the cost of the books.
- Reading rooms are defined as rooms in the library other than staff work rooms.
OUTLINE OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION
The Library of Congress Classification Scheme uses letters of the
alphabet to indicate the general categories into which the subjects of books can be
divided. These letters are not initials of the fields they represent, but are arbitrarily
assigned according to the following table:
- General works e.g. encyclopaedia
- Philosophy and religion
B-BD, BJ Philosophy
- History: Auxillary Sciences e.g. Heraldry, Genealogy
- History: General and all countries excluding Americas DT African History (modified).
EF. History: Americas
- Geography, Anthropology, Folklore, Recreation, etc.
- Social Sciences
HB-HJ Economics (including transport, commerce, finance, etc)
HM-HV Sociology (including Social Welfare, Criminology)
N. Fine arts (including Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, etc)
P. Languages and literature
PA. Classical Languages and Literature
PB-PH Modern European Languages
PJ-PM Languages and Literature of Asia, Africa etc.
PN-PT Literature-General, English, American and European
QA-QE Physical Sciences (including mathematics, physics chemistry, etc)
QM-QR Biological Sciences (including Botany, Zoology, Microbiology etc)
T. Technology (including Engineering, Building Construction,
TN-TR Mining Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemical Technology
TS Manufacturers, Production Management, Operations Management
U. Military Science
X. Books in Arabic
Z. Bibliography and library science
*This notation is not assigned by the Library of Congress
Classification Scheme but is used in this library to indicate books written in Arabic.
AUTHOR TITLE CATALOGUE
SAMPLE AUTHOR CARD ENTRY
SAMPLE TITLE CARD ENTRY
Trade and Politics in Niger Delta Title
HC517 DIKE, Kenneth ONWUKA, 1917
Trade and Politics in the Niger
Delta 1830-1885:an introduction
to the economic and political history
Nigeria. Oxford Clarendon Press,
vi.250, fold, map, tables (Oxford
studies in Africa Affairs)
SAMPLE SUBJECT CARD ENTRY
CONDITIONS Subject Heading
HC317 DIKE, Kenneth Onwuka, 1917
Trade and politics in the Niger,
Delta, 1830-1885:an introduction
To the economic and political
History of Nigeria. Oxford
Clarendon press, 1956.
vi. 250p. fold, map, table (Oxford
studies in African Affairs).
SENIOR STAFF LIST
AB Ojoade B. A., P.G.C.E. (Exter)
P.G. Dip. Lib. (Ibadan)
M.P.A. (Jos) University Librarian Administration
A. Ochai B. A., M.L.S. (ABU)
Ph. D (Pit) Dep.Univ.Librarian Subject/Admin.
P.S. Nedosa B.L.S. (ABU) M.S.I.S.,
Ph. D (Pit) Senior Librarian Education
R.O. Ajao B. Ed. M.L.S. (Ibadan) Senior Librarian Social Sciences
A.V. Ajulo B. Sc. (Ife)
M. Sc. (City University London) Senior Librarian Natural/Pharm.
S.A. Akintunde B. Sc. (Ife)
Dip. Lib. Sc. (Ibadan)
M. Sc. (Jos) Senior Librarian - Systems Unit
N.A. Oke M.L.S. (Loughbourough)
Dip. Lib. Sc. (ABU)
M.P.A. (Jos) Librarian I Support Services
L. Tashi Dip. Lib., B.L.S. (ABU)
M. Ed (Jos) Librarian I Arts
N. Bot B.L.S., Dip. Lib. (ABU) Librarian I Documents
E.I. Alemika Dip. Law (ABU)
M. Sc. Criminal Justice (USA)
B.L. (Lagos) Librarian II Law
R. A. Abimiku B.L.S. (ABU) Asst.Librarian CCE
J.J. Ndor B.L.S. (ABU) Asst. Librarian Documents
B. Dakur B.L.S. (ABU) Asst. Librarian-in-Trg. Cataloguing
V. Lawal B.L.S. (ABU) Asst. Librarian-in-Trg. Cataloguing
J.O. Onuzurike Dip. Lib. (Ibadan) Principal Lib. Officer. Cataloguing
J.N. Enwonwu Dip. Lib. (ABU) Principal Lib. Officer.
D.A. Yunus Dip. Lib (ABU) Principal Lib. Officer. Cataloguing
D. Otuagoma Dip. Lib. (Ibadan) Senior Library Officer
E. Aniah Dip. Lib. (Ibadan)