Welcome to University Library, FUTA!
The University Library, Federal University of Technology was established in 1982. In her over 30 decades of service to the university community and her environs; the Library has grown in size, scope of operation and social responsibility.
The University Library started off in the Old Library Complex located at Oba kekere (Mini campus), by April 2006, it moved to its permanent ultra-modern building which covers a floor space area of 1,614.74sq.m and can sit 500 readers at a time. The building is a two storey building of imposing size designed to accommodate the variety of resources, facilities and services the Library has to offer to her user community.
The University Library, under the able leadership of the University Librarian, Dr. B.O Gbadamosi, has continued to fulfill its mandate of delivering effective service in the areas of supporting teaching, learning, research and scholarship. Endowed with a team of qualified professional, support and technical staff and state-of-the-art facilities, the University Library continues to provide excellent, resourceful and user-oriented services to her user community.
The branch libraries located in all the seven schools are managed by experienced librarians. The total current collection of monographs and books stand at about 68,000 volumes, while the current and back files of the journal collection contain about 1,500 titles. The Library has been able to actively subscribe to a large array of e-journals and online databases including ScienceDirect and TEEAL. Computer systems in the E-Libraries located in the main Library and branch libraries support the students by providing access to electronic resources. The availability of e-libraries (computer laboratories) with free, accessible and internet-ready workstations in the Main and Branch libraries contribute to reducing the digital divide within the University Community; this is in addition to multimedia and audiovisual resources which abound to satisfy the various information needs of members of the Community.
The five reading rooms which are currently available in the University Library are comfortably furnished, well- ventilated, well-lit and adequately supervised to give users maximum comfort. The 100KVA generating set supports the provision of power supply. Internet service is guaranteed by the strong network signals from the University Computer Resource Centre. CCTV and other modern equipment support the well-trained security personnel to ensure the safety of staff, patrons and library resources within the Library, and decorum within the reading rooms
The second phase of the University Library building is at the finishing stages of construction and when completed, it is hoped that it will sit over 2000 readers at a time. It is a modern library building designed around the provision of electronic services and support of e-learning. Provisions will be made for a fully equipped postgraduate research unit and teleconferencing serviceswithin the extension.
With the open, welcoming and yet professional atmosphere of the University Library, we are ready to partner with our students, researchers and faculty to achieve excellence.
To be an excellent University Library with high quality service and support for the academic programmes for the University.
To provide up-to-date information resources, technologies and facilities in a conducive environment that promotes teaching, learning and research for technological development.
Federal University of Technology, Akure
P.M.B. Akure, Ondo State
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Library Opening Hours
During the Semester
8.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Saturdays
10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Last Saturday of every month)
4.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. Sundays
Public holidays - Closed
8.00am to 6.00pm Mondays to Fridays
Saturdays and Fridays - Closed