The Library has a collection of approximately 100,000 volumes, which includes books, journals, audio visuals and other non-print information materials. It is the policy of the Library to acquire 5 copies of each printed title relevant to the University's academic or research objectives. The collection is divided as follows:
General collection materials: This collection comprises of mainly text books and other books. They are located on the open shelves section of the Library and may be borrowed for use outside the Library premises for a duration determined by user category.
Audio Visual / Special collection: This collection includes text books, periodical articles, Strathmore University’s past examination papers, press cuttings, newspapers and audio visual materials e.g.. Cassettes, CDs, video tapes, audio tapes. Most of these materials are meant for use within the library a part from audio visuals which may be loaned out.
Reference collection: Reference materials are for use in the library ONLY. This collection is used to answer quick reference questions and comprises of dictionaries, encyclopedias, who’s who, year books, almanacs, gazetteers, encyclopedias etc.
Reserved (short-loan) collection: This section comprises of books selected by lecturers in consultation with the library staff. These books are considered to be in great demand and too few to satisfy the heavy demand of users. They may however also be borrowed in the evening i.e... For overnight use and returned by am following morning.
Thesis, dissertations, projects and past examination papers have been digitized hence users can now access them online on-line. Click here to access CPA revision kits.
Organization of library collection: Information materials in the library are arranged using the Library of Congress classification scheme (LC). Classification refers to grouping of library materials in a systematic order for the benefit of those who use the materials and also those who manage the materials. The main essence of classification is to bring together information sources of related subjects.