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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.

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

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 October 2011 09:18 )  

National Library of Uganda hosts students from Uganda Christian University (UCU)

National Library of Uganda hosts students from Uganda Christian University (UCU)
National Library of Uganda (NLU) hosted the students of Uganda Christian University (UCU) main campus on the 19th June, 2015 who had visited NLU for a hands-on training on digitization.

The students under the leadership of Mr. Ezra Kalule were welcomed by the NLU Director, Ms. G. K. Mulindwa who thanked the University for such an arrangement. She briefly took students through the functions of National Library of Uganda and she also challenged them about where they were going to apply the acquired knowledge. She further tasked the students to appreciate the new technologies with emphasis on tailoring library services to all the various categories of users such as children that many don’t seem to pay keen attention to. She encouraged students to look at this area especially when carrying out their re...

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National Library of Uganda hosts students from Uganda Christian University (UCU)

National Library of Uganda hosts students from Uganda Christian University (UCU)
National Library of Uganda (NLU) hosted the students of Uganda Christian University (UCU) main campus on the 19th June, 2015 who had visited NLU for a hands-on training on digitization.

The students under the leadership of Mr. Ezra Kalule were welcomed by the NLU Director, Ms. G. K. Mulindwa who thanked the University for such an arrangement.


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Masaka Public Library gets support from MTN Uganda.

Masaka Public Library gets support from MTN Uganda.
Masaka Public Library was the happy recipient of twelve Internet – connected computers from MTN Uganda under MTN’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. As part of MTN’s annual ‘21 Days of Y’ello Care’, MTN also repainted the library and added more stock to the children’s library. The handover of the computers and the Internet routers was done at a colourful ceremony on Monday 15th June 2015. Masaka is added to the list of public libraries where any member of the public can access digital content because of the availability of Internet.



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Sanga is born on World Book and Copyright Day 23rd April 2015

Sanga is born on World Book and Copyright Day 23rd April 2015
This year’s World Book and Copyright Day saw the launch of the Ugandan adaptation of the Dutch Children’s book “Miffy.” Launched by the Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands to Uganda, the book titled “Sanga is born” was adapted by a group of Ugandan authors, illustrators and designers and has been written in English, Luganda and Langi.


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Kampala holds debate on Books and Their Use

“Books take you places” was the theme of this year’s celebrations of World Book and Copyright Day, 23rd April.  This was also the topic of Fagil Mandy’s contribution to the public debate on books and their use, organized by the National Library of Uganda.  Mr. Mandy, an education consultant, talked about how books take you places in your mind and therefore expand your outlook in life.  He pointed out that he is what he is, an educationist, a consultant, a motivator because of reading widely. 

Another speaker at the event, Mrs. Victoria Ssekitoleko a former Food and Agriculture Organization representative to China, whose passion for reading has made her establish community libraries in the Busoga region talked about “Books preserving our heritage.”  She pointed out that books ...


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