May I very heartily welcome you to Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Library, Abia State. Formerly known and called Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike. The Library came into being in 1994 when academic activities of then newly established university took off. MOUAU Library shared facilities and information resources with the then Federal College of Agriculture now relocated to Ishiagu, Ebonyi State. Like every other academic Library, MOUAU Library was established to lend information materials support to the academic activities of the university in relation to teaching/learning, research and community services.
The University Library building, Library Phase I, is located in two buildings, the Main Library (One Storey Building) and the Annex in (one bungalow apartment) which she moved into in 2011 and 2013 respectively. The MOUAU library has two divisions, ten departments and many units, which are all geared towards providing effective library services to the university community. The university library operates a collegiate system with branch libraries in the eleven colleges of the university in order to engender grassroots library services (taking library services to the faculty and students at their various colleges and even departments).
In addition to general library services provided by other departments of the university library, users are also welcomed to the ICT department, which provides information technology support to the library and entire university community with over 200 functional computer systems and laptops. Users have the privilege to access online scholarly resources like AGORA, OARE, HINARI, ARDI, and EBSCOhost, among other online resources and databases. The latest TEEAL offline database for researchers in Agriculture and related disciplines is also available for our teeming users. Computer services involving desktop publishing, printing, scanning, and photocopying are provided at affordable rate.
The university library is poised to provide a World-class state-of –the –art library services. Thus users are encouraged to avail themselves of the opportunity of becoming ardent users of the library resources and services so as to become lifelong readers.
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 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.
The MOUAU Library offers a wide range of library and information services which includes: