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Public libraries are libraries that are initiated/started and funded by government. Community libraries are libraries that are started and funded by the communities where they are located.

With the enactment of the Local Governments Act, 1997, public library services were decentralized to urban and district councils. When the National Library Act, 2003 was passed, the National Library of Uganda was established. It was charged with the roles of developing policies, technical support, and inspection to ensure that these libraries adhere to standards. (See the National Library Act, 2003)

The National Library of Uganda helps the public and community libraries by stocking them. The books are donations from charity, others are purchased using donor funds under different projects e.g. Local Book Purchase project, Intra-Africa Book Support Scheme and the Book Trade project, all funded by Book Aid International. An application userfiles/Application form.pdf form can be downloaded to apply for books.

Staff from community and public libraries are trained and oriented to running of their libraries. Workshops have been organized to give them skills in how to market and run the libraries better.

The authorities have been issued with guidelines on how to start community libraries, and also a manual on how to run a public/community library has been issued.

LIST OF PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY LIBRARIES

 

A. PUBLIC LIBRARIES

No.

Library

Contact person

Postal Address

Location

1.

Arua Public Library

Geoffrey Azandu

P. O Box 255 Arua

Avenue road, Arua Town council

2.

Bileafe Public Library

Aluma Joachim

P. O. Box 35 Arua

Bileafe Sub-County Headquarters

3.

Buhimba Public Library

Nkaheebwa Dorothy

P.O. Box 2 Hoima

Hoima

4.

Busia Public Library

 

P. O. Box 1 Busia

Busia Municipality Headquarters

5.

Entebbe Public Library

Eron Nantumbwe

P.O Box 34 Entebbe

Portal road plot 61-62 Entebbe opposite the Children’s park

6.

Gulu Public Library

Godfrey Loum

P.O Box 188 Gulu

Gulu

7.

Hoima Public Library

Geoffrey Tumwesigye

P.O Box 110 Hoima

Rukurato road Kwebiha near the Omukama place

8.

Ibanda Public Library

Kamugabirwe Godfrey

P.O Box 54 Ibanda

Mbarara road opposite Caltex petrol station near the Town council offices

9.

Jinja Public Library

Kobusingye Olive Rose

P.O Box 720 Jinja

Next to Kakindu stadium

10.

Kabale Public Library

Alex Baingana

P.O Box 765 Kabale

Kabale

11.

Kabarole Public Library

Bernard Muhangi

P.O Box 28 Fort Portal

Malibu road Fortportal town

12.

Kabwoya Public Library

Rasito Kasigwa

P. O. Box 2 Hoima

Hoima

13

Kagadi Public Library

 

P.O. Box 28 Kagadi

Kagadi Town Council offices

14.

Kampala Public Library

Rosemary Nambalirwa

P.O Box 4466 Kampala

KCCA Town hall

15.

Kamuli Public Library

James.F. Boyi

P.O Box 127 Kamuli

Kamuli

16.

Katwe Kabatoro Public Library

Assimwe Christopher

P.O. Box 99 Kasese

Katwe Town Council

17.

Kiboga Public Library

Christine Nakiganda

P.O Box 1 Kiboga

Kiboga

18.

Kisoro Public Library

Hatega

P.O Box 1 Kisoro

Kisoro

19.

Kitoba Public Library

Fredrick Mwanga

P. O. Box 2 Hoima

Hoima

20.

Lira Public Library

Atim Deborah

P.O Box 335 Lira

Town Council premises

21.

Masaka Public Library

Josephine Nakafeero

P.O Box 201 Masaka

Edward avenue opposite Centenary

22.

Masindi Public Library

Lydia Katushabe

P.O Box 192 Masindi

Masindi Municipal Council

23.

Mbale Public Library

Kintu

P.O Box 972 Mbale

Plot 51-50 Republic street, opposite Mbale Municipal Council offices

24.

Mbarara Public Library

Ninsiima Agnes

P.O Box 290 Mbarara

Stanley road, Kamukuzi division, Mbarara Municipality

25.

Moroto Public Library

Stephen Okurut

P.O Box 36 Moroto

Moroto

26.

Moyo Public Library

Muzuri Christopher

P.O Box 33 Moyo

Marindi road

27.

Mubende Public Library

Mariam Nagawa

P.O Box 48 Mubende

Mubende

28.

Nakaseke Tele Centre

Peter Balaba

P.O Box 1051 Nakaseke

Nakaseke

29.

Nebbi Public Library

Emmanuel Awachokane

P.O Box 13 Nebbi

Nebbi

30.

Paidha Municipal Library

Nikuma Mercy Collins

P.O Box 1 Paidha

Paidha Town Council

31.

Teso(Soroti) Public Library

Akia Mercy

P.O Box 61 Soroti

Soroti

32.

Tororo Public Library

Opio John Peter

P.O Box 258 Tororo

Tororo – Malaba high way


B. COMMUNITY LIBRARIES

NAME

DISTRICT

CONTACT PERSON

ADDRESS

1

Adumi Community library

Arua

 

P.O Box 1

2

Bileafe Community library

Terego/Maracha

 

P.O Box 1

3

Buikwe Community LIbrary

Mukono

 

 

4

Bwindi Learning Education Centre Community Library

 

 

 

5

Bukunja Rural Women Association Community Library

Mukono

 

 

6

Kaberamaido Community Library

Kaberamaido

 

 

7

Kasangati Resource Centre

Wakiso

 

P.O Box 19005

8

Rwenzori Resource Centre

Kasese

 

 

9

Kijura Community Library

Kabarole

 

P.O Box 445

10

Kitengesa community Library

Masaka

 

P.O Box 1745

11

Kyabutaika Community Library

Luwero

 

P.O Box 162

12

Nakaseke Multipupose Community Centre

Luwero

 

 

13

Nazigo Community Library

Kayunga

 

 

14

Pakwach Uganda Pioneer’s Association Community Library

Packwach

 

 

15

Uganda Literacy and Adult Learners’ Association Community Library (ULALA)

Kampala

 

 

16

Zigoti C ommunity Library

 

 

 

 

 

A MAP SHOWING DISTRICTS WITH PUBLIC/COMMUNITY LIBRARIES

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INSPECTION & EXTENSION

  • Library Inspection
  • Support for Public Libraries
  • Training of Librarians
  • Library Research

INFORMATION & RESEARCH

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