The library maintains a comprehensive collection of information materials in various formats including books, e-books, Journals, Magazines and newspapers for use by all faculties at the university. The library has also established and populated an Institutional Repository which is online all the time in an Open Access basis.

Library Services include lending of books, Current awareness Service (CAS), searching and retrieval of online and offline information, Reference service, reprographic service, Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI).


The Library has implemented the following policies:

  • Collection Development Policy
  • ICT Policy
  • Reprographic Policy
  • Institutional repository Policy and
  • Information Literacy Policy

Library Opening/Closing Hours

The Chuka University Library shall be opened/closed to clients as follows:

(a) Open: Monday to Friday: 8.00 am – 10.00 pm; Saturdays: 9.00 am – 10.00 pm

(b) Closed: Sunday and Public holidays

(c) Opening differently may be arranged upon special request and availability of staff.

Services are offered to library registered users who include: -

  • Undergraduates
  • Postgraduates
  • Academic Staff. 
  • Non-academic staff, and
  • External users (As stipulated in Chuka University Library Policies).