Inter-Library Loan

The library is a member of consortium of local universities libraries in Tanzania. Through collaboration the library has interlibrary arrangements with several libraries. 

The library also coordinates its services with the sister institutions in Kenya, Uganda and Pakistan.

Learning Re​​source​ Centre 

​Located outside the library, the learning resource centre is equipped with sufficient workstations. It is manned by an ICT Assistant who guides the students and carries out routine maintenance and troubleshooting on all the resource centre machines. The learning resource centre accessible to all students currently registered at AKU-TIHE.

All computer lab equipment is University property. Due to the large number of users accessing the learning resource centre, the following rules and regulations must be followed to ensure a quality experience for all.

Rules - Learning Resource Centre 
  • Members are required to sign in for the use of the resource centre. 

  • Proof of identification may be required for members using the resource centre. 

  • No Internet user will be allowed to download software or watch pornographic material on resource centre machines. The programs installed are to accommodate users with University-related instructional purpose and coursework. 

  • Do not save your work on any of the hard drives. The computers are automatically cleaned and unauthorised files, directories and programmes may routinely be deleted. 

  • Food, beverages, and tobacco products are not allowed in learning resource at any time. 

  • Students with laptops should use the wireless hotspots and AKU takes no responsibility of student property. 

  • Collaborative work and quiet conversations are encouraged, but please refrain from loud talking, laughter, or music. No cell phone calls are allowed in learning resource centre at any time. You must step outside the learning resource centre to conduct a phone call. 

  • Users desiring to listen to music or any audio on the computers must use headphones. If others are waiting to use the computer, please do not use the Internet for recreational purposes e.g. checking mails, playing cards games etc 

  • Students are not allowed to tamper with hardware or software configurations; change the cabling, CPU, monitor and Ups on any of the lab computers and its not reading Study room. 

  • All users must log off the system after they are finished using the computer. To do so, simply click the start button and select "Log Off". Before leaving make sure the system completely logs you off and shows the log on screen for the next user. 

  • All students are liable for damage to equipment due to their own negligence and the learning resource centre and management reserves the right to make any necessary changes.

  • Lending​

  • Books ​are lent out for seven days and only two books can be checked out at a time.

  • ​All loans are renewable once, subject to demand.

  • Books on reserve/short loan may be lent out for overnight or for a few hours subject to demand.

  • Books for overnight loans will be lent out one hour before closing of the library and must be returned by 8:00 am the following morning.

  • Books designated reference and study collections are for use in the library only.

  • Journals and other non-book material will not be lent out.

  • Overdue charges will be levied on books not returned on time.

  • Members may reserve information resources that are already in circulation. Material so reserved will be lent out on first come first serve basis.

  • Members will be informed when reserved material become available and must collect them within 48 hours of the notice.​

  • Photocopy

    Photocopying services are available at a cost. All photocopying is subject to copyright law.​


    Reference services are complemented by trainings, workshops, and information literacy programmes, which provide orientation tours, regularly scheduled workshops on specific tools and topics, and course-related sessions. For additional information please enquire by email: or by phone: +255 22 2122740.​​​​​​​