Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please contact the library staff at the enquiry or issue desk for assistance and guidance.

The university’s main library is located approximately 100 meters behind the administration block. The Medical library is located on the ground floor of the Public Health building.

Please refer to the Opening & Closing hours

Please contact us at library@lirauni.ac.ug

Please refer to Rules & Regulations

To search for an item in our libraries, search our library catalog. The library catalogue link is available on the Library website or access it here; Catalogue

All borrowings take place in the library at the circulation / issue desk. After identifying your book of interest, present your library identification card at the issue desk and you will be helped.

You can borrow most of our items such as books, for use outside the library except for a few that are only used in the library like news papers, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reserved items.

All our users are allowed to borrow out six books at a time for a period of two weeks. Renewals for borrowed items are allowed in most circumstances

Renewal can be done once directly at the issue desk in the library or online through your account. NB. The Library may reject a request for renewal for several reasons. Remember fines apply for overdue books

All borrowed books should be returned at the library circulation / issue desk

Fines are 500 Ugandan shillings per extra day. We really encourage you to avoid fines by asking for renewal if you still need to use the book

At the moment the library only offers silent reading zones. Discussions are not permitted in the library.

At the moment the library only offers silent reading zones. Discussions are not permissible in the library.

While some wireless networks are not key protected and can be accessed on instant connection, others will require product keys and passwords. Wireless keys and passwords are printed and put on all lab notice boards. Also contact a member of the section whose wireless you wish to connect to or ask a colleague.

Currently the library does not offer printing and photocopying services.

You can search the library collection through our library catalogue You can also search from the library website, click on library catalogue and you will be able to search the library collection

Search the catalogue using your subject area terms as the search terms e.g. Management, “Business computing”, etc.

Books are arranged according to the Dewey decimal classification scheme (DDC) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification which allocate numbers to subject areas. The arrangement follows the smallest number to the biggest number and a “LEFT TO RIGHT TOP TO BOTTOM” arrangement on the shelves. All shelves are labeled with subject labels and numbers for guidance.

Please refer to our E Resources link

Provide your user details at the main Library Circulation desk. These details are name and email address. Alternatively, these details can be sent to library@lirauni.ac.ug or sent through the Ask Librarian Portal.