Marist International University College has a state of the art library which is the nerve center of the academic activities in the college. The library which was set up in 1986 and later moved to a new building has continued to strive to live up to its vision of becoming a center of excellence in terms of provision of up-to-date quality information resources and in a timely manner. Currently, the collection stands at over 43,141 volumes of books, over 130 different journal titles, more than 300 video titles, over 200 DVDs and a couple of educational CD-ROMs’ among other information resource materials. It also subscribes to 38,000 academic e-journals and 7,000 e-books.
To broaden our information resource base, the library is a member of Kenya Religious Inter-library Committee (KRIC), a consortium that has a combined collection of over half a million volume of books. Currently, the consortium is made of institutions such as Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Tangaza University, Hekima University, Consolata Institute of Philosophy, Apostles of Jesus Seminary, ST. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Don Bosco Utume Theological College, Chemchemi Ya Uzima Institute, African Jesuits Aids Network and Contemplative Evangelizers. To facilitate interlibrary loaning, an electronic union catalogue has been prepared that shows the materials held by each sharing partner, thus enabling library users from these institutions to know what is available in the other libraries.
The library also offers internet facilities through wireless connections for users who would wish to use their own gadgets such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. As a way of improving efficiency, all the library functions are automated. To increase our visibility, the library has an
Institutional Repository where most of our intellectual output in terms of research projects have been uploaded and indexed to facilitate better storage, access and retrieval.
The library is also in the frontier of facilitating exploitation of information resources by imparting information literacy skills such as library skills, Information search strategy and information ethics. The library works closely with the faculty to ensure that its activities are in harmony with other academic programs. It is our appeal to both students and the faculty to make use of this vital facility.
MIUC library provides computers for research work. You can also have access to other media like VCD and DVD for both educational and entertainment. Wireless connectivity -The library has wireless network. One-time registration allows your computer to be automatically recognized to use the wireless connection.
Involves loaning information materials, reserving information materials and charging overdue fines. Library clients will be asked to present their college ID in order to borrow materials from our collection.
Directing users to source of information and answering referencing queries.
Library patrons are kept abreast with current information resources and information that is of relevance to them.
Interlibrary loan is intended to support the academic research needs of MIUC faculty, staff and students. Marist Library has established Interlibrary Loaning collaboration with other libraries to enhance its client’s access to information resources. These libraries include Catholic University of Eastern Africa library; Tangaza library; Chem Chemi library; Hekima library, Consolata library. The lending library’s rules and regulations apply.
The library provides commercial printing and photocopying at a subsidized rate. Consult the library for help and charges. Copyright laws apply.