Parklands Campus Library

PARKLANDS KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF LAW LIBRARY

Introduction
The library provides, for all academic programmes varied, authoritative and up to date information resources, which facilitate teaching, learning, research and community information service for all categories of its users.

Location
The School of Law library occupies 3rd and 4th floor of the new building. On the 3rd floor is the main library with a computer resource center while on the 4th floor, it’s the reading area, special need centre, study room and the carrels. This is to facilitate private study as well as an ideal environment for group discussion

1. Opening Hours
Day opening time closing time
Monday- Friday 08:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday -0800:am 10:00am
Sunday- 09:00am 05:00pm

2. Staffing:
The library has five members of staff, headed by the campus librarian in-charge.

3. Clientele:
KUSOL Library has a total of 1000 undergraduate students taking law. However, the library is open to all KU students and staff, both teaching and non-teaching.

4. Library Service
Library offer the following service to the users: Lending services, Current Awareness Services, Selective Dissemination Services, Online and offline searches, references services, Orientation of new and old students and information Literacy.

OPAC
The Library has four computers that are designated for students to access the online Catalogue. This section is an adjacent circulation desk, hence users can be guided on how to use and access our catalogue as well as the  E-Resources by our friendly staff at the circulation desk.

a) Information Resources
The KUSOL Library contains a total collection of 15,000 Law books. To support the teaching, learning and research programmes of the campus, the library boasts of a collection of key legal texts, law reports series, printed books, journals, E-journals, magazines, daily newspapers, indexed articles as well as past exam papers, among others.
The library also subscribes to the Kenya Gazette and Nairobi Law monthly. In addition, KUSOL has subscribed to several online resources such as LexisNexis, the Law Africa Reports Online Service, JSTOR and EBSCO.
To enable users to access our collection with reasonable ease, the collection has been divided as follows

b) Short loan section.
These are books on high demand are placed on the shelf behind the circulation counter, can be borrowed and read within the library for a short period of 3hrs. Overdue fines are charged for books not returned on time the charges are indicated in the library regulation.

c) References section
KUSOL Library has several reference materials this includes Dictionary, Encyclopedia, World book, Law references, Halsbury Law of England reports, All England Law report, East Africa Law Report, Kenya Law report and Laws of Kenya.

d) Thesis and project
The library is well stocked with LLB Dissertations by our own alumni from 2012 to date.

e) Information references
Our staffs are ready to assist you in all aspects of legal research. They are committed to provide the students with efficient legal materials. Reference assistance is available in person through email as well through our Facebook page.

f) Information Literacy
Kenyatta University library system conducts information literacy training to all users as indicated in the Information literacy link

CONTACTS
Email:

library.parklands@ku.ac.ke

Facebook: Kenyatta University School of Law Library

NO POSSESSION CAN SURPASS, OR EVEN EQUAL A GOOD LIBRARY, TO THE LOVER OF BOOKS.
~ John Alfred Langford

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