Faculty of Health Sciences Library,
Aga Khan University Library is committed to supporting the functions of the University in realising quality education and health care. Towards this goal, the library strives to acquire and make available vast current resources in all formats to its users. The library is proud to have rich collection in the health sciences area and will endeavour to make this a better collection and a point of reference for other institutions offering similar courses in Kenya.
As a result of limitations in collection development, emphasis is put in the exploitation of e-resources. The library maintains linkages with AKU library in Karachi and other libraries in Kenya for sharing resources. Through the local consortium, the library benefits from the PERI online resources and the WHO HINARI database. The library also subscribes to e-databases like Up-To-Date, Cochrane and has access to others like Medline.
Inducting users in the use of e-resources is a significant function of the library. The exercise is formally organised and remains continuous. The Library houses a Learning Resources Centre equipped with 10 computers. Similar facilities are made available for our users in the teaching and clinical areas for the medical programme. This arrangement makes access to e-resources most practical.