To Provide an Environment conducive for learning research innovation and teaching through the provision of diverse up-to-date information to help in achieving  TUC core Objectives


To be the leading user center information hub committed to providing quality and timely information service to TUC fraternity.


¨ Professionalism

¨ Integrity, transparency, and accountability

¨ Innovative and creative

¨ Excellence

3.Library Staff& Profile

Name: Sherry Odari

Title: Librarian

Qualification: Master of Library & Information Science (Kenyatta University); Bachelor of Library & Information Science(Makerere University)

Email: sodari@tuc.ac.ke

Name: Nicodemus  Gwaro Nyariki

Title: Library Assistant

Qualification: Bachelor of Library & Information Science(Kisii University)

Email: gwaronic@gmail.com

Name:Irene Maiyo

Title: Library Assistant

Qualification:  Diploma in Library & Information Science(Sigalagala Technical Training Institute)

Email: imaiyo@tuc.ac.ke




Name:Wesley Evayo

Title: Clerical Officer II

Qualification: Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication

Email: wevayo@tuc.ac.ke


Name: Tecla Ejoro

Title: Office Assistant

Email: @tuc.ac.ke


Name: Esther Ekai

Title: Office  Assistant

Email: @tuc.ac.ke


  1. Rules and Regulations

Admission to the library and use of the books is conditional upon a strict observance of the following regulations and ignorance of these will not be an excuse for non-observance.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 8.00 am   – 9.00 pm (Issue Desk-8.00am-8.40pm)
Saturday 8.00 am   – 6.00 am (Issue Desk-8.00am-5.40pm)
Sunday & Public Holiday Library closed






Membership of the library is open to registered students, staff and authorized non-TUC persons.

  • Student details will be extracted from Erp to Library system (Koha)
  • Staff will produce staff Id and will be registered through the Library system (Koha)
  • External applicants shall be granted access to TUC library upon payment of the following daily fees:
    – Students Kshs. 20
    – Non-students Kshs. 100





  • University Librarian reserves the right to demand identification from registered members and may deny access to the library.
  • University identification cards must be shown to library staff at the entrance.
  • External users shall produce National Identification Cards.


  1. Users shall observe silence in the library and its environs at all times.
  2. Unauthorized removal of library property is an offense and appropriate disciplinary action shall be taken against offenders.
  3. Bags, cases, caps, hats folders, etc. shall be left in the designated luggage area of the library at the owner’s risk.
  4. Users shall not be allowed to leave their baggage overnight in the library.
  5. The library shall not take responsibility for loss of personal property or books already signed out to users.
  6. Users shall be required to show all items in their possession to the security officer before leaving the library.
  7. Anyone caught marking, defacing, or mutilating books or any other library material shall pay for the material from the most current edition of the same.
  8. The order shall be observed in the library at all times. For example, placing feet on the furniture, eating and drinking, smoking, sleeping, etc. shall not be allowed.
  9. The use of sound equipment like radios, cell phones, etc. is strictly prohibited in the library and its environs.
  10. Seats in the library shall not be reserved.
  11. Users shall not be allowed to re-shelf books once retrieved from the shelf.
  12. No library equipment shall be moved, modified, or tampered with.
  13. Library staff shall reserve the right to inspect bags or other personal property when users enter or leave the library.
  14. Users who do not follow library rules and regulations shall be asked to leave and may lose membership to the library.


  1. Borrowing shall be restricted to registered members only.
  2. Information materials shall not be taken out of the library unless they are properly issued.
  3. Users shall be held responsible for any damage or loss of library materials in their possession and shall be required to meet the cost of replacement.
  4. Users shall ensure that the books they borrow are in good condition to avoid being held responsible for any damages noted while returning the books.
  5. Lost library books that are recovered, shall be handed to the librarian as they remain the property of the University library.
  6. Users with overdue books shall be blocked from the library system.


Registered members shall be allowed to keep borrowed items for the period indicated below;

  1. University Staff: 2 books for 2 weeks
  2. Post Graduate Students:  2 books for a period of 2weeks
  3. Undergraduate/ Diploma: 1books for a period of one week
  4. User with disability: 2 books for 1 week.


Borrowed library materials not returned after the due date shall attract penalties as indicated below:

a). Students
Long loan Kshs 5 per day and Kshs 5 per hour for a short loan.

b). Staff
Long loan Kshs 10 per day and Kshs 10 per hour for short loans.

c). Library Luggage tag
The lost Library luggage tag shall be replaced at a cost of Kshs 100


  1. Booking or reserving computers shall not be allowed.
  2. Engagement on Face book and other social networking media shall not be allowed.
  3. The use of internet (including transmission or receiving of any material) in violation of the copyright law is prohibited.
  4. Users shall not interfere with or disrupt network uses, services, or equipment.
  5. Internet equipment and software shall be used as installed on respectable workstations of the library.
  6. Users shall not add, delete or modify installed hardware or software, or change settings.
  7. Library computers are strictly for learning and research purposes. Anyone found surfing non-educational sites (e.g. pornographic sites) shall lose his/her right to use the library.
  8. The internet is a global electronic network and the TUC library department shall not be responsible for the accuracy, validity, legality, or usefulness of the information available. Users of such information shall be at liberty to seek guidance on the use of such information.
  9. Users shall shut down the computers after use.


There is a copyright protection law on most of the library materials (displayed in the library reference section). Deliberate infringement on this law e.g. unauthorized copying is a criminal offense. All users of electronic information resources shall abide by the terms of appropriate licenses. However, permissible copying limits as per the Copyright Act may be made for academic purposes. All users of library materials shall observe these limits in the library premises or elsewhere.


All registered members of the library shall clear with the University library at the expiry of their membership.

For More Information, Please contact:
Website: www.tuc.ac.ke

Tel : 0701018344,0701018319

Email: library@tuc.ac.ke

P.O BOX 69 Lodwar


  1. Membership of the Library is open to registered students, Staff and authorized non-TUC persons.
  2. External applicants shall be granted access to the TUC Library on the production of recommendation letters from the relevant officers from their places of employment or other regional libraries. In addition, they shall pay the following fees:

    Student Kshs. 20 per day

*      Non-Students Kshs 100 per day

  1. Registration of TUC students shall be done within the first month after admission in the first year subject to undergoing Library orientation

Library Services

v  Information Resources

v   Circulation/Reference services

v  Current Awareness Services

v   Knowledge Management

Library Sections

Research and User Services

The section is committed to helping users meet their specific informational needs. We are similarly mindful of the fact that no library in the world can claim to be self-sufficient. In the event that a user is unable to find what he/she is looking for they are free to consult our information service desks for research assistance. Our competent librarians are there to provide timely responses to user academic and research needs.  The users are free to come with their laptops and enjoy wireless network access. I invite you to explore our website and trust that you will find our resources useful in meeting your academic and research information needs.




The circulation section is the main service point for all library clientele.  Apart from charging and discharging library materials, it provides customized services and attends to general user information needs or inquiries. It is also charged with the following functions among many others: registration of users, the orientation of new patrons;  monitoring materials for material damage and routing them to the appropriate section for repair or replacement; manage overdue fines, and clearance of students and staff exiting the university.

Library ICT and Innovation

The section manages ICT services in the library. All sections of the Library have been connected through LAN to cater to various needs of the users. The Library computer database has been created using the Library Management Software (KOHA). The section is also charged with the responsibility of maintaining hardware and software, e-resources access services, coming up with innovative digital products, improve and maintain a robust Institutional Repository.

Technical Services

The section is dedicated to delivering, high quality, up to date, and innovative information resources that contribute to the successful learning, teaching, and research of the University and community. The section continually works to further the development of the library collection both in print and electronic resources.