Crawford University Library became operational immediately the University started in 2005. It is a central academic organ with the primary aim of supporting all academic programmes of the University as well as facilitating research by members of the University community and its immediate neighbourhood.
The Library, since its inception has acquired over 60,000 titles cutting across all academic disciplines particularly on sciences, social sciences and humanities where the University programmes are mainly focused on.
Crawford University Library is seated on a two floor ultra-modern edifice with over 600 seating capacity. Aside the main library we also have college libraries in our colleges, which are:
- College of Natural and Applied Science (CONAS) Library
- College of Business and Social Sciences (CBSS) Library
- College of Postgraduate studies Library.
The main library and the three college libraries are fully air conditioned.
These college libraries are serviced and maintained by the main library.
LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
The Library opens on:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
SECTIONS WITHIN THE LIBRARY
Presently Crawford University Library has four main sections. These are:
- Collection Development Section
- Technical Service Section
- Readers Service Section
- Reprographic Section.
This is the bibliographical records of all the library resources in a computerized form. It provides access to the rich collections of the library. Two computer work stations are dedicated for this purpose. They are located within the two floors in the readers’ services section. Access to the library holdings are through these work stations, otherwise locating resources by merely browsing through the shelves may amount to waste of time and efforts.This unit is situated in the ground floor. Nigerian indigenous publications, publications of corporate organizations and postgraduate and undergraduate thesis are stocked in this unit.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY
The services offered by the Library are:
Lateef Elizabeth Bukunola (Mrs.)
Ag. University Librarian