The library department in Uganda technical college –Bushenyi is an established academic library and steadily growing, It mainly manages information in the field of engineering courses though other collections also exist to a small extent, the department has two permanent staff, that is the librarian and the assistant librarian.
HOW THE LIBRARY OPERATES
- OPENING HOURS
- 1.1 Day session
- 1.2 Night session
- 1.3 Weekend session
The library is always open from 8:00am up to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
The library is opened from 7:00pm up to 10:00pm for the night session.
Plans are under way for the library to operate during weekends for the higher diploma students.
The library at Uganda Technical College –Bushenyi has a number of information materials which include:
- Text books
- News papers
- Examination banks
- Compact disks
The above collection is divided into different sections, these sections are achieved after cataloguing and classification of engineering materials, they include:
- Mechanical engineering section
- Civil engineering section
- Electrical engineering section
- Maths section
- Information and computer technology
- English and humanities section
- Periodical section, this caters for news papers, examination banks, journals etc…
The library department offers a range of services ranging from students, to the administration and the community at large, these services include:
- 3.1 Reference service
- 3.2 Information access and retrieval
- 3.3 Current awareness service
- 3.4 Internship programmes
This mainly involves providing relevant references to the researches and answering any query about a specific research problem.
This service ensures that users get the right information of their choice in the shortest time and easiest way possible. This is done by opting for open shelf method of accessing an information material.
This service is offered to alert and inform users about new information materials brought in the library so that they can make use of them.
This service is offered to undergraduate students to enable them acquire practical skills of operating a library before they are a warded their certificates.
The department has the following future projections
Setting up a printing ,binding and photocopying sections
Affiliations with both national and international libraries with the aim of sharing information for global development.