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National Library of Uganda Collection

The library holds a large collection in the world of material which ranges from earliest work to most current publications. These include: books,magazines, pictures, photographs, maps and much more stored in many parts of the National Library. 


National Collection

The National Library is responsible for collection of all publications published in Uganda, on Uganda and by Ugandans as legal deposits. By so doing, the National Library preserves its national heritage through safeguarding the works of Ugandans for historical and cultural value. This is a reserved section and information materials there can only be accessed through the reference librarian.

The Africana Collection

This consists of materials on the rest of Africa with special reference to East Africa. They include materials on all subjects in the humanities, economical and social sciences.

General Reference Collection

The documents in this section consist of encyclopedia, dictionaries, directories, atlases, yearbooks and other materials of introductory nature to various subjects. It consists of a large range of resources to support our reference services and includes print and electronic resources covering all subjects.

It is important to note that items in this collection may only be used onsite at the library’s reading room. 

Special Collection

These consist of collections on specific areas or by specific institutions in special formats and are maintained for purposes of promoting research and scholarship.

These materials include:

  • Library and Information science.
  • Publications of international organizations.
  • Electronic information tapes, diskettes, CD-ROMs and the web/internet.
  • Serials and magazines (holds current & non-current editions).

Asian Collection

This was a collection developed as a result of a donation received from The Nippon Foundation- Japan which consisted of one hundred (100) titles. These are on social, economical, literature and inter-relations of Japan with other countries.


It is important to note that items in the library collection are only used onsite at the library’s reading room.

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