Wednesday, December 20, 2017

From the Library Archive - Season's Greetings!

Nnamdi Azikiwe Library - Old Building

Wondering what building this is? This is from the library archive. It's the old library building which is located behind the new building. Tracing back to history, the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria is the second oldest University Library in Nigeria. The University Library opened in October 1960 occupying temporarily two tiny rooms in the Faculty of Education building. The University Library started from scratch without inheriting a previously organized collection. It was largely nurtured during its early years by generous donations, notably from the first chancellor of the University the Right Honourable Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, whose donations totally well over 12,000 books, parts of journals and pamphlets on many subjects.

New Library Building


In-house Seminar at Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

An internal seminar was held in the library on 23rd Nov., 2017 at the MTN Digital Library. The idea was to for all library staff (professional and para-professionals) who have been to a training/workshop within and outside the country to come unleash their knowledge to colleagues in the library. This involved staff from Enugu Campus too. Below are some of the pictures:


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Leave a Message for the Reference Librarian

Visit our blog and click on the chat box that pops up from the bottom right of this blog (Follow the red arrows in the pictures below). Type in your name, email and message. Your queries will be replied as soon as possible. You can ask any research-related question. Thanks.


"Why I love Reference Section"

Mrs Ozioma Eneasoator (Reference Section)
This is featuring Mrs Ozioma Eneasator of the Reference Section as she shares a brief information on Reference services.

            Library is basically a place where information is organized, stored and is accessible to users on time.  The major functions of libraries are defined in these three roles. Libraries acquire information, organize that information for quick and easy retrieval , and disseminate the information the library has acquired to the appropriate users . Reference section is very important and crucial in the library because it houses majorly research materials that cannot be found in any part of the library. Reference materials are very important that they are not meant to be taken away from the library. In Nnamdi Azikiwe Library , University of Nigeria ,Nsukka , the section is directly under the public services division of the library which means it has constant interaction with students on daily bases .Current and factual answers are readily given at the Reference Desk of the section .
A snapshot with users
A good research provides an avalanche of information that will help take a nation to the next level. It can provide information on how to tackle so many national development like food scarcity ,physical security ,national security and health well of the nation. Reference services include promoting quality research by the provision of an enabling environment, reference materials such as encyclopedia-general and specific, Dictionaries –general and specific , the WHO IS WHO’s in Africa, World books , world Historical sites and locations ,Guinness books of records and indeed so much more are available for your research, internet services, user education, Online referencing, university databases, open access journals, university repository are available through the use of internet services available at the section of the library.

 Visit us today@ Reference section, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka   and have rewarding research time.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Beyond Pictures: Watch the Reference Librarian speak about reference services.

We earlier posted pictures of the Reference Librarian speaking to Internship students about reference services in the library. Here is the video from Youtube. Click on the icon and watch. Please leave your comments in the comment box below. Thanks.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Ask A Librarian

Welcome to Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria Help Desk. Do youWhatsApp need answers to your queries regarding access to any of our resources, how to get about your research topic and related queries? Chat up the Reference librarian via WhatsApp! Check below for the number.
To download WhatsApp, follow this link or Click on the WhatsApp download icon below:


The Reference Librarian teaches Internship Students

Today, the Reference Librarian - Dr. Mrs Justina N. Ekere took the intern students through reference services in Nnamdi Azikiwe Library. It is in the habit of the library to welcome every student on industrial training from within and outside the University of Nigeria, into the library system by having them go round each section under schedule. 

The Reference Librarian introduced the reference services to the students and gave them examples of reference materials such as dictionaries, gazettes, maps, encyclopedias, etc. She added that the reference section is the first port of call for every student seeking information for conceptual framework of a study. 

According to Dr. Ekere, the section serves various categories of users - undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and staff, and external users. She defined reference materials as materials that are not meant to be read from cover to cover. She also made mention of e-referencing where users are being served via the Internet. She introduced the WhatsApp number where users can chat up the Reference Librarian. For more information on chatting up the Reference  Librarian, click HERE!

See more pics below: 


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Visit to UNN Library by the First Secretary, Embassy of Japan

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 On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Federal Republic of Nigeria and his team, paid a visit to the library after a courtesy call at the Vice Chancellor's office. In the company of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), they were welcomed by the University Librarian, ably represented by the Deputy University Librarian (Administration), and other Deputy University Librarians.
During their chat, a lot of things regarding the library was discussed, especially collaboration issues between the library and the Japan system. The visitor mentioned that hopefully, the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library will benefit from a book donation project powered by the Japan Embassy.

More pics:


Library Services to the Physically Challenged, University of Nigeria Nsukka

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Welcome to Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. As we have various branches and sections of the library, this is to bring to your notice, that we have a section for our physically challenged students. For the wheel-chaired students, the red arrow on the picture is your way into the library which is at the basement, adjacent the MTN Digital library.

The Librarian in charge of the library is our Award-winning Librarian,  Dr. Ngozi Osadebe whose passion is to take care of the physically challenged group. She has worked with her team to help these special students overcome the past computer-based examinations. See pictures below:

Dr. Mrs Ngozi E. Osadebe

Mr. Arinze Ojionuka, helping a blind student understand the examination process

Dr. Mrs Okore, Dr. Osadebe and other library staff  in charge of the Physically Challenged group

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


You are invited to the first-of its-kind 'Open Access Week' to be held in University of Nigeria, Nsukka on 24th October, 2017. The Theme of the event is "Open in Order to Increase Visibility in Teaching and Research". The event is being organised by a group of Open Access Advocates in UNN to mark the International Open Access Week which is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world.  

Event  Breakdown

Date: Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Venue: MTN Digital Library, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, UNN

Time: 9:00am- 9:30am -Radio Call-in Programme at Lion FM    
         11:00am - 1:00pm  - Workshop at MTN Digital Library

Please Note: 

* The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek. 

* The UNN Open Access Week event hashtag is: #OAweekUNN 

* You are invited to use the hashtag #OpenInOrderTo to start an online conversation about the benefits of an open system of communicating scholarship.
*UNN Open_Con Satellite event comes up in November (Details to be announced during OA Week event)

To register for the event, click here to  fill the short online form

*Attendance is not restricted to the number of online registrants. 

To learn more about the UNN Open Access Group, visit our blog:


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Laptop Assemblage Commissioned in University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Laptops (Lion Computers) are now being assembled at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. This project was commissioned on 6th October, 2017 during the 57th Founders' Day event at the University of Nigeria. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin C. Ozumba is really striving to restore the dignity of man, as this is the first of its kind among Nigerian Universities and beyond.

Meanwhile, the complex was commissioned  by His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammmad Sa'ad Abubakar III. CFR, The Sultan of Sokoto who was the Dignity of Man lecturer. He spoke on: " Restoring the Dignity of Man: Education as a Veritable Tool".

Education is now technology-enhanced and with this project, the sky is just the beginning for Nigerian students.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

International Day of Peace

Together-graphic-close-upThe International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
2017 Peace Day ThemeTogether for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.
LEARN MORE about this year’s theme and the UN’s TOGETHER campaign.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Researchers from The United States Visit Nnamdi Azikiwe Library

More recently, the University library has been getting lots of researchers, especially foreigners who deem it fit to visit our library for the rich resources therein.. Some of these researchers come unannounced, while some write to the library first, to establish contact before visiting. 

Today, these two researchers officially announced their presence at the Library by paying visit (courtesy call) to the University Librarian - Professor Chinwe N. Ezeani. See pictures after the cut...
The Univ. Librarian (Prof. C. N. Ezeani) and the Deputy Univ. Librarian (Vin Ekwelem), posing with the foreign researchers

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Prof. Chinwe N. Ezeani welcomes the Pro-Chancellor to UNN Library

Chief Mike Olorunfemi, the Pro-Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka officially donated 3050 books to Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria Nsukka. This event occurred on 11th July, 2017 at the library. The University Library, Prof. Chinwe N. Ezeani, welcomed him and the Vice-Chancellor, with the Council members to the event. See pictures after the cut...

Friday, June 30, 2017

TEDx UNN holds on 1st July, 2017

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TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community.
Our event is called TEDxUNN, where x = independently organized TED event. This is the first ever TEDx event in UNN. At our TEDxUNN event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TED program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.
Date: Sat. July 1st 2017
Venue: Niger Hall, University Guest House, UNN
Time: 08:00 am prompt


Saturday, June 24, 2017



The Library Management wishes to invite all staff, students and researchers, to visit the newly upgraded Institutional Repository of the University, herewith referred to as UNNSPACE. The Repository has been upgraded from 3.0 to 6.04, and running on Ubuntu Linux which has also been upgraded from 12.0 to 16.04 LTS

Friday, June 23, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

A University of North Carolina Ph.D Student Visits University of Nigeria Library

Mark Reeves
Mark Reeves is a Ph.D candidate at University of North Carolina whose research focuses on the global history of anticolonialism in the 20th century, especially intersections between anticolonialism and various forms of internationalism. He recently visited University of Nigeria, Nsukka library to further embark on his research topic tentatively titled: “Lost Horizons: Anticolonial Internationalism, 1930-1970,” compares the careers of four anticolonialists from different regions: Shukri al-Quwatli (1892-1967), the first president of Syria; V.K. Krishna Menon (1896-1974), the Indian diplomat and Minister of Defense; Carlos Romulo (1898-1985), the journalist and diplomat from the Philippines; and Nnamdi Azikiwe (1902-96), activist editor and first president of Nigeria.” (Click to learn more).
In connection with his research title, he visited the Africana Section of the Library, and paid a special visit to Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe’s house located at Onuiyi, Nsukka. Mark was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Charles Igwe. His contact person in the library was Mr. Vincent Ekwelem, Deputy University Librarian (Technical Services).
See pictures after the cut...

Today is World Environment Day!

Today June 5, 2017 is World Environment Day. Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment talks about his place that matters in nature and encourages everyone to connect #WithNature this 5th of June #WorldEnvironmentDay. Watch the video to learn more! 

In this light, we urge our students to join in this trend by taking a selfie  outside to show how they are  #WithNature 

Friday, June 2, 2017


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The attention of the University of Nigeria Management, has been drawn to a certain advertorial calling for purchase of admission forms for a “Proposed Take-off” of Sandwich and Evening Degree and Diploma Programmes of the University of Nigeria. The unsuspecting members of the public have been advised to purchase admission forms from the office of the Registrar-UNN or from the Ondo State Form Collection Centres at:  

i.                Akure liaison office
ii.               Owo Liaison Office
iii.              Ore Liaison Office
iv.              Akungba and Ifori Liaison Offices and
v.               Ifedore Area

Federal College of Education Eha-Amufu To Affiliate With University of Nigeria

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Image may contain: 1 person, sitting and indoorPlans are underway by the authorities of Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Enugu State to affiliate with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) for its degree programmes.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Vice-Chancellor’s Best Blogger Awards

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The Vice-Chancellor has instituted “Best Blogger Awards” for deserving members of staff and students who excel in blogging. Deans of Faculty, Directors of Institute, Heads of Department and Units are requested to encourage their staff and students to participate in this exercise.

Friday, May 26, 2017

EBSCO Ebooks: Building and Growing Premium E-Book Content for Student Research

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Building and Growing Premium E-Book Content for Student Research
Over the course of the 2017 fiscal year, EBSCO eBooks™ added more than 215,000 titles, hitting the one million e-book milestone marker. Now we offer you more high-quality, in-demand content from high-value academic publishers than any other aggregator. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Globethics, MSD Vet Manual and Transplant Library

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This is to inform the University Community that we have new online libraries- “Globethics, MSD Vet Manual and Transplant Library. is a global network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers access to a large number of resources on ethics, especially through its leading global digital ethics library and facilitates, collaborative web-based research, conferences, online publishing and information sharing.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NUC Resource Verification, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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Library Exhibition Area
On May 11, 2017, the NUC Resource Verification Team visited the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the Library was among the places visited. The team went through the library's collections for new departments in Faculties of Education, Agriculture and Vocational Teacher Education. Click on Read more, to view more pictures. 
The University Librarian, posing with NUC Team and others


Saturday, May 6, 2017

How to Choose the Right Journal for your Research

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Research and publishing is not really an easy task, but with the right knowledge needed, one can a lot of impact. As a researcher, it is advisable to choose a target journal before you commence on your research. One might ask: 'what is a target journal'?


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The University of Nigeria Agricultural Project Limited has in stock, 25kg and 10kg bags of UNN branded and DESTONED LONG GRAIN LOCAL RICE – “LION RICE”, for sale to interested members of the University community at:
Location:            Farm Operations Office, Faculty of Agriculture, UNN
Time:                  8.00am –  4.00pm. Monday – Friday.
Contacts:            07036882177; 08037764947; 08034024251; 08036419427

Friday, May 5, 2017

Lecture Free Day on Monday, May 07, 2017.

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The University PRO shared publicly to all staff, that the University Administration has declared MONDAY, MAY 08, 2017 from 8.00am – 2.00 pm, LECTURE FREE DAY with respect to 2017 International Conference of the School of General Studies on the theme, “General Studies in the 21st Century African Development”.

The Lecture Free Day is necessary to enable 100 and 200 Level Students of the University (ALL WHO OFFER GENERAL STUDIES’ COURSES) to participate fully in the Conference.

All Deans of Faculty, Directors of Institute/Centre and Heads of Academic Department are hereby directed to ensure STRICT COMPLIANCE to this directive.

Venue of the event on Monday, 08/05/2017 is Princess Alexandra Auditorium by 9.00 am.

117th UNN inaugural lecture by Professor Barr. (Mrs.) Florence O. Orabueze

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Professor Barr. (Mrs.) Florence O. Orabueze (Professor of English & Literary Studies) of the Department of English & Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka is going to be the 117th inaugural lecturer of the University. It is on this note that, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba invites members of Senate, staff and students of the University of Nigeria as well as members of the public to this great 117th Inaugural Lecture of the University.

The event commences at 1:00 pm at Princess Alexandra Auditorium Nsukka Campus of the University on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Submission of Blog Addresses by Students and Staff

For all our students and staff that participated in the blogging training, please send the blog link which you created before or after the training (with your name and department ) to us by commenting on this post. Submit it in the comment box for this post or submit to: with the subject as: "Submission of blog address". Remember, there will be an incentive for the best blog as the Vice Chancellor said. Keep updating your blogs by creating UNN links on them. Tell our story on your blog. Happy submission! Please follow the blog using your email. Thanks.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

ART Exhibition in UNN Library

The Art exhibition tagged: ‘NKOLI KA’ which will hold in three cities in Nigeria including Nsukka, commenced yesterday, 27th April, 2017. The other cities are Abuja and Lagos and our library is proud to be the venue for this great event. Below are some of the art displays at the University Library basement. More to come... 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ROAR Nigeria Hub: Special Guests and other Guests

The event was a successful one, with the Princess Alexander Unity Hall and Auditorium filled to the brim. It was attended by great personalities such as:

Special Guest of Honour, His Excellency, the Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria
Guest of Honour - His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State – Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, ably represented by the Comissioner for Science and Technology
Charles Emembolu , the Director for BOC Innovations
Mr. Aniedi Udo-Obong , Developer Ecosystem Program Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Gooogle (Guest Speaker, event guest speaker)
Mr. James Agada, Chief Executive Officer, Computer Warehouse Group (Guest Speaker , Presentation of 1st Cohorts of ROAR Nigeria Hub)
Dr. Sven Thore Holme, Founder of Ideon Science Park (Guest Speaker, Student Impact: Call to action)
Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director General (NITDA) National Information Technology Development Agency (Guest Speaker, Student impact: Call to action)
Exhibition Panelists
Chukwuemeka Afigbo, Head of platform Partnerships, Middle East and Africa Facebook
Olayemi Joseph, Solution Architect, Huawei Technologies
Abdul-Hakeem Olasewere, Chief Executive Officer, Bayshare Technologies Nigeria Limited
Ogechukwu Udeagha, Manager, Media and Communications, Exxon Mobil
Professor Joy Ezeilo, OON, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria – Former United Nations Special Rapportuer on Human Trafficking Founder Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL)
Dr. Collins Agu, Director of Infrastructure and Technical Support Services (ITTS), National Technology Development Agency
Prof. Emma Ezeani - Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, UNN (on red cap), spotted with others

The Vice Chancellor Speaks

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