UON Library

Introduction

Vision:

We aspire to be a dynamic learning partner of the university dedicated to knowledge and information management for effective life-long learning of the participants.

Goals:
  • To provide state-of-the-art infrastructure and other facilities required for the proactive delivery of library services and resources.
  • To nurture a skilled and motivated workforce which can provide excellent information sharing services and ensure that the users remain the locus of library planning and policy execution.
  • To select, acquire, organize, and maintain knowledge, information and other resources required to support the instructional and research oriented needs of the UON community.
  • To impart and foster information literacy skills that support teaching, learning and research oriented skills of our faculty and students.
  • To collect and share information about indigenous knowledge and local research products in order to facilitate indigenous researchers striving to provide local problems with an indigenous solution.
Library Collection:

UON library accumulates books and other learning resources of an excellent quality to fulfill learners’ intellectual curiosity, demands of their curriculum and provides access to information that can be utilized in all spheres of academic as well as professional lives of its users/patrons. The aim is to foster lifelong learning, cherish innovation and creativity, promote knowledge generation and improve the decision making process. The library has more than 11000 books. Including required readings and other learning materials on various academic disciplines and matters of general interest.

 

General Collection:

The general collection comprises approximately 9000 circulating titles. It serves a wide range of interest shown by our patrons in various fields complementary to their academic and research interests.

 

Reference Collection:

UON library maintains a comprehensive collection of reference material which includes both general reference material and subject related reference material. It also incorporates basic research tools such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs and bibliographies on several topics and subjects as well as the directories of associations, reports and demographic data.

 

Text Book Collection:

There are a small number of copies of textbooks prescribed by UON faculty to their students available in the library. They are usually reserved and their borrowing time is limited. As a matter of course, the textbooks are consulted within the library which also contains read-outs and photocopies of newspapers and journal articles recommended as course readings.