Mission, Vision & Objectives

Vision of the Library
To be a centre of excellence in the provision of library and information services to Kenyatta University and the global community.

Mission Statement of the University Library
To provide a dynamic and quality user centered library and information services that enhance teaching, learning and research while inculcating life-long learning skills and fostering human development.

Our purpose
The Library brings high quality, scholarly information resources and services to the Kenyatta University Community.

The Library acknowledges and is committed to the values of Kenyatta University: truth, excellence, self-reliance, innovation, professionalism, quality and relevance. In demonstrating this commitment we ensure that:

  • Our clients are at the core of all we do
  • We distinguish ourselves through service excellence that recognizes our clients’ needs and diversity
  • Our staff are a valued resource
  • Together, we pride ourselves on our ability to accept challenges and deliver results that enhance quality of service

Objectives of the Library

  • Selecting, acquiring and organizing relevant and up-to-date information resources in all formats appropriate to the information needs of the university.
  • Establishing, promoting and maintaining a wide range of services and dissemination strategies that support the academic programmes of the University and encourage optimum exploitation of the resources of the library.
  • Continuously conduct information literacy and orientation to users through a variety of methods in order to provide guidance on use of the library’s collection and inculcate lifelong information skills
  • Developing and retaining qualified, experienced and dedicated professional library staff who will offer high quality services to the users of the library.
  • Adopting technologies that will make information resources accessible to the University community in an equitable, efficient and effective manner.
  • Organize and preserve locally produced knowledge within KU and provide access anywhere and at any time.
  • Provide a secure and conducive learning environment for use of library resources.