The Ag. University Librarian

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Katsina University Library for a conducive and peaceful reading, research & study environment. The Al-Qalam University Library provides information resources (books, journals, reports, monographs, electronic based materials etc.) in support of its teaching and research mandates. Pursuant to the actualization of this responsibility, the University maintains a central Library System as the main library or arrow head of the library and information service provision. As a back-up to all these plans, the Library has two major divisions, the conventional and electronic library divisions.
Library regulations
Every library usually has rules and regulations governing effective utilization of their materials and services. These rules are usually enforced and often shown at the entrance door. Users should be acquainted with the regulations before entering the library.
The regulations also are the useful instrument used in maintaining good conduct and good library environment in any given society; it also protects the materials from theft and abuse. Some of these rules suitable to our library includes the following:

> Admittance to use the library is based on showing evidence of registration or identification card of Al-Qalam University Katsina.
> personal textbooks, journals and magazines are not allowed into the library without permission
> Materials belonging to any other library are not allowed into the library
> Silence should be maintained
>Readers are not allowed to bring into the library edible things, inflammable, harmful materials, animal or pets.
> Users are not allowed to come into the library wearing noise making shoes.
>Quarreling and fighting are prohibited.
> No user should have access to the restricted areas of the library without due permission.
> All forms of abuse of the library materials such as folding, underlining, writing on library materials, detaching, tracing etc. are prohibited
> No user should intentionally or negligently tear or cause damage to any of the library book or property.
Penalties for a breach or infringement of any library rules and regulations may be one or a combination of the following: Suspension, imposition of fines, blacklisting, seizure, prosecution, expulsion etc

Library Services

The university library like any other academic library offers both professional and user services. The user service so far includes reference and information service, Current Awareness Services (CAS), Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), Referral services, Inter-library cooperation as well as reprographic service. The library also assists users in getting documents from within and outside the university. Request for such can be done through the information desk or through the reference librarian.

Library major Departments

Administration Department
Technical Service
Readers’ Service
Electronic Library/Virtual Service
Library Staff

1. Sule Wada Rafindadi
2. Abdul-Wahid Usman MLS, BLIS, DLIS, cert. in Computing, ALO, CLN Librarian II
3. Nasiru Sa’ad ND, ADPA S.E.O
4. Auwal Danbaba ALO
5. Lawal ya’u A.L.O, A.L.O.
6, Asiya Abdullahi Jariri L.O., A.L.O.
7. Nura Sani SSCE, A.l.O
8. Sani Usman SSCE Library Attendant
9. Aminu Magaji SSCE Library Attendant
10. Abdul’Azeez Ahmad SSCE Library Attendant
11. Sanusi Tinau SSCE Driver
12. Sani M. Sanusi J.S.S.C.E Office Attendant

Opening hours
Monday – Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 2.00pm