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The Library comprises the Main Building, opened in 1954 and the Research Library which is an extension to the
i Main Building,
Opened in 1968. The Main Building has a basement, a ground floor and four other floors, occupied as follows:
ii General Reading Room
Undergraduate reference collection; current issues of journals on display; latest issues of newspapers; general reading collection; recent accessions; University calendars and prospectuses. The General Reading Room is mainly for consultation of reference work and reading of current work, current journals and newspapers. It seats 68 readers.
iii. American Studies Collection Room
The former Reserved Book Room, which is entered through the General Reading Room, now houses the American Studies Collection. Kenneth Dike Library is privileged to be selected as one of the sixty Libraries worldwide to receive the American Studies Collection from the United States Government. The collection, which is designed expressly for University Libraries outside of the United States of America, is made up of authoritative reading materials intended to provide foreign students, teachers and scholars the opportunity of increasing their understanding of American life and institutions, past and present. The collection is a Reference Collection. Ibadan University is the only recipient of the collection in Nigeria.
GROUND FLOOR – WEST
Circulation Desk, Catalogue Hall, Exhibition Gallery.
East West L.C. Classmarks A-P Except Bliss Classmarks A-AJ, AL, CC, GN and L (Arts, Social DQ, DR, DT, I, K, L-O (except Sciences and Law) LA) (Arts, Social Sciences and Law) – It seats 223 readers
East West Bliss Classmarks P-T VV-YH Bliss Classmarks HJ-HL, J, (Arts, Social Sciences Language and Law) YI-YY (Education, and Literature) L.C. Classmarks L, Z (Education and Library Science) – It seats 149 readers.
East West L. C. Classmarks CC, GN, University Librarian’s Office NQ, R, T, U, V (Science, Technology, Pre-Clinical Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy). – It seats 136 readers
East West Bliss Classmarks AK, AM-AZ, Maps and Prints Manuscripts B-H, LA, U, V-VUZ (Science, Arabic Collection Technology, Pre-Clinical Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine). L.C. Class marks S (Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine) – It seats 75 readers.
iv. Research Library
This is open to Senior Staff, Research and Postgraduate students, and to other readers with special permission. It has a basement and two other floors occupied as follows: BASEMENT – Bindery
Serials stack, rooms, Microfilm Reading area, General Office.
Reference stacks, Main reading area of Research Library, Control Desk, Reference Librarian’s Desk, Bibliographic Hall, Cataloguing Section, Computer Application Unit, Africana and Publications Ordinance Collections, Carrel rooms, theses and rare works collections, old newspapers, Government documents, Abstracts and Indexes Collection. 5. The Library Collections The University Library contains approximately 700,000 volumes of books, and receives over 6,000 separate journals and other serials. However, current acquisitions have declined significantly due to shortage of funds. There are two main categories of collections:
The Main Collection
The Special Collection
The Main Collection
The main collection of books and pamphlets is located on open-access to readers in the upper floors of the main building, i.e. the first to fourth floors. Journals are, however, shelved on the ground floor of the Research Library.
These are mostly research materials shelved in the Research Library and in other parts of the Library:
Materials from the Special Collections can be consulted on application at the Control Desk of the Research Library.