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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 )  

UgCLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015

UgCLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015

The National Library of Uganda participated in the 5th Annual Conference for the Uganda Community Libraries Association which was held from the 18th to the 20th of January 2015 at Kitengesa Community Library in Lwanunda Masaka. The theme for the conference was “Community Engagement; Libraries for Community Empowerment”. The library was represented by the Director; Ms. Gertrude KayagaMulindwa and the IRES department staff; Ms. Jenifer Nalwanga and Mr. Amanyabyona Raymond. Mr. Amanyabyona and Ms. Nalwanga made presentations and remarks on the importance of some of the key library service skills that librarians should take into account like stock taking, accession register, record keeping and other ideas on library activities for their users.

The Director made remarks on the funding received for public ...

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CHILDREN'S SPACES IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES RECEIVE MORE SPACE

CHILDREN'S SPACES IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES RECEIVE MORE SPACE

National Library of Uganda(NLU) ushered in the year 2015 with good news. In the department of the Inspectorate Research and Extension Services (IRES) one of the NLU partners; Book Aid International successfully secured funding from the Headley Trust in the UK to extend the project “Changing libraries for children in Uganda” by creating children’s corners to 10 more Public/ Community libraries. This will make the total of 27 children’s libraries established countrywide through this project.


BAI has also managed to secure funding to digitize 10children’s libraries. The project will see an upgrade on the already existing services provided as a result of the “Changing libraries for children in Uganda” by introducing the use of ICTs for Children. The libraries will receive e-readers/ tablets from World Re...

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END OF YEAR PARTY 2014

END OF YEAR PARTY 2014

The NLU staff ended the year in style as they held their first of a kind end of year party on the 19th of December 2014 at Jeliza hotel on Bombo road in Kampala. This party was one of a kind as all the staff members got a chance to interact freely, exchange presents and play various games that promoted interacting and getting to know one another more. We even had the people’s choice award of Mr NLU who was Jonath Nsimenta and Miss NLU was chosen to be the Director; Ms. Gertrude KayagaMulindwa.

Other highlights included remarks from the Director and Deputy Director Mr. Adoniah Katungisa. Some of the remarks made were about the success of the NLU Sacco and its smooth running through the year, the good things that happened for the staff in 2014; including Ms. Daisy Ashabahebwa who welcomed a bouncing ba...

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Christmas bonanza at the National Library

Christmas bonanza at the National Library

Christmas came early in 2014 as we were lucky to receive a donation of 100 books from Ms. Amani Mbale from the UN Village Nakasero and Mr. Ismail Ibrahim from UNDP on the 12th of December 2014. We are really grateful for the lovely children’s books donated to us and we are sure the children will be delighted to read them come the DEAR day and Book Week festivities among others. We also extend our gratitude to Isabella who gave us some of her favorite books within this collection.

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Mbale Library Committee Visits the National Library of Uganda on 17th December 2014

Mbale Library Committee Visits the  National Library of Uganda on 17th December 2014

The Mbale Library Committee braved the Kampala Christmas season traffic to pay a visit to the National Library of Uganda and hold discussions on the future of Mbale Public library.


The visiting committee members were Mr. Cornelius Wekunya, the Committee Chairman and representative of the Senior Citizens, Mr. Fred Kusolo, the Deputy Chairman and representative of the youth, Mrs. Norah Naomi Aryada, a retired teacher and representative of Women, Mr. James Nampandu, a representative of the farmers and Mr. Gideon Kintu, the Librarian. They were met by Ms. Gertrude Kayaga Mulindwa, NLU Director and Mrs. Stella Nekuusa, the Principal Librarian and Head of Department, Inspection, Research and Extension Services.

They discussed, among other things the many achievements that they have attained over...

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