The Engineering Library at the Faculty of Engineering, Busitema is located 183 km along Kampala-Tororo highway, Busia District. This Library is a state-of-the-art building located a few meters from the Main gate leading to the Busitema University's Main Administration/ Central Administration Block. Constructed with funding from the African Development Bank, the Library is a two-storey building measuring 1,400 square meters of space with a seating capacity of 800 users. The Library architecture and design symbolizes a place of learning, gathering and exploring - responding to the evolving information-seeking behaviors of users in academic environments, interdisciplinary scholarly communication practices, information technology, and online pedagogy. Busitema Campus library is an academic cornerstone in incorporating silent open reading spaces, individual and group study and discussion rooms, collaboration and interactive technologies, digital learning spaces, staff welfare and workrooms/ offices, inclusive places of convenience, and daylighting. The Library is headed by Ms. Naggayi Eva and is open 07:00 am to 08:45 pm, Monday to Friday; and 08:00 to 06:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays, with no breaks.
The Engineering Library has several public service points: The Reference and Information desk located at the entrance, and adjacent to the right is the bag storage/ Cloak room while on the left is the entrance to the University Librarian Office, Pantry, Board Room, Deputy University Librarian/ Campus Librarian Office and the Staff Sanitary services. Beyond the entrance is the reading space designed with a Hallway stretching up the 2-storeyed floors. The Reserve Textbook collection is shelved at the Circulation point and at Closed Access points at each level; the Open Shelves run between the reading space; and opposite is the Technical Services and the Digitization Sections.
The First Floor has open reading spaces, a Closed Access collection, Group Discussion rooms, the Archival and Periodicals Section. The Second Floor has the E-Learning Center with 30 Desktop computers connected to the internet; a wall-mounted projector for presentation and conducting trainings for staff and students. There is also collaborative group discussions rooms and a closed access collection.
Please take note that Level - Two of the Engineering Library is reserved for the Information Literacy Workshop on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm. The E-Learning Center will also be closed to all students to allow this workshop to take place. You're advised to use other computer labs on campus as well as our WiFi that is accessible in and outside the library building. Please seek assistance from the library staff at the Reference Desk for any questions. We regret the inconveniences caused!
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