The University Library was established at the inception of the university in 1994, following the promulgation of Decree No. 48 of 1992. It provides materials to support teaching, learning, research and extension services. The library aims at helping the university develop as a centre of academic excellence in the provision of agricultural literature and other reading materials for national development. To achieve the above objective, the university library co-ordinates all library services in the university for the benefit of staff and students. The university library also co-operates with other libraries within and outside Nigeria in the provision of learning and information management resources.
The mission of the University Library of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike is to provide access to qualitative, sufficient and current information resources in print and electronic formats and in a conducive atmosphere needed for high quality practical training of students to become professionally competent, confident and capable of self-employment. The University Library has the additional mission of providing timely information needed to develop environmentally friendly people, sensitive to technologies and to enhance the well-being of the people through extension and other interventions.
To build a world class University of Agriculture Library that would be a reference point first in the sub-Saharan region and eventually in the world. The Library aims to provide current information needed for generating knowledge through which food production and security will be assured as represented in the University’s Motto: “Knowledge, Food and Security“.
The MOUAU Library offers a wide range of library and information services which includes:
- Loan (Books) services
- Reference and Information service
- Current Awareness service
- Indexing/Abstracting services
- Documentation services
- Bindery and Reprographic services
- Inter-library loan services
- Document Delivery services
- Scholarly database search and retrieval
- Book reservation services
- Library Orientation
- Writers Resort
- Wireless Hotspot