RODE CECIL IBRU LIBRARY
Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) library is known as Rode Cecil Ibru library.
The library was named after the youngest son of the founder and co-founder of MCIU, Chief (Dr.) and Dr. (Mrs.) Ibru. As the central research and information Centre, Rode Cecil Ibru Library serves the students, staff, faculties of MCIU, and external researchers. It is the basic and significant bibliographical organ of support to the academic programs of the University. It serves as a support not only to teaching but also to research and development activities.
As a provider of scholarly information resources to the MCIU community, the library works with faculty members and students in the discovery, use, and management of information that support their research, teaching, and learning.
As a major player in an academic community like MCIU, we develop unique collections and programs that directly support intellectual activities. We advocate for open and enduring access to resources; are dedicated and responsive to the needs of our community, and partner with users to drive innovation and advance scholarship to address grand challenges.
We also strive to reflect our community by embracing the diversity of people and ideas. To achieve this, we remove every barrier between information resources and users. We provide equitable access to well acquired and organized information in an atmosphere that is conducive for research and intellectual development.
The main library is well arranged and accommodates 200 students at a time. To cater for different categories of users’ information needs and embrace the changes in the ICT, Rode Cecil Ibru Library acquires information and materials in both print and electronic formats.
This is also done to cater to the preferred choice of information formats by the users. At present, the library holds 20,150 volumes of collections, and still growing, as a living organism. These collections are made up of both reference and non-reference materials.
Presently, the library has the following Sections: Technical Section, Circulation Unit, Reference and Serials Section, Reserve and Special Collection Section, and E-library Section. After registration, users are allowed to borrow books for specified days.
To ensure easy accessibility and retrieval of information resources from the shelves, the library uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification Scheme. Other electronic information resources may be accessed through the library database; Ebscohost, Proquest, Hinari, Ardi, etc. and on Moodle Learning Management, a centralized e-learning management system that enables the students and lecturers to store data, manage and track assignments, imparting training, accessing the online courses anytime and anywhere.
This service affords users the opportunity to access and download various electronic materials like e-books, journals, and videos.
The library also subscribes to e-resources/databases to ensure research is well supported within the university community.