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 the academic activities of the 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 the 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 rates.
The university library is poised to provide 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.