General Information

University's Library History

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri was established in 1981 so was the Library. The current sitting capacity  is 1632. The following are the branches of the University’s Library:

  • Institute of Erosion Studies Library (Erosion Library)
  • School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology Library (SAAT Library)
  • Department of Petroleum Library
  • School of Environmental Science Library (SOES Library)
  • Postgraduate School Library

Semester Time - Library Open Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 09:30am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 09:30am – 2:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Public Holiday: Closed

Vacation Time - Library Open Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 09:30am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 09:30am – 2:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed


  • User Services Unit
  • Acquisition Unit
  • Processing Unit
  • ICT Unit
  • Serials Unit
  • Research Training and Statistics
  • Rare Collection
  • Innovative Services Unit
  • Bindery/Reprography Unit
  • Document Unit
  • Gift and Exchange Unit
  • Institutional Repository Unit
  • Bibliographic Services Unit
  • Embedded Unit


  • Reference and user services
  • Bibliographical services
  • Electronic library services using TEEAL, OnePetro, OPAC
  • Internet services
  • Embedded library services
  • Reprographic services
  • Bindery services
  • Social media services
  • Innovative services – game area and relaxation area



  • Students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri are welcome to use the library which encompasses postgraduate; undergraduates and research students.
  • Research students outside the universities can apply to use the Library for reference purposes; for such researchers/students coming from other University must present a referral letter to the Reference Librarian before he/she will be allowed to use the Library.
  • Students must be registered before they can make use of the Library.
  • Every reader on registration with the library will be issued with a borrower’s card, which he/she is required to bring along whenever he/she comes to use the Library.
  • Registration is valid for the current academic year only and must be renewed thereafter.
  • In case of loss, a fee will be charged for the replacement of borrower’s card after due process



Your borrower’s card is the only thing that qualifies you to borrow books from the library. In borrowing books from the library observe the following steps;

  • Identify the book (s) you want to borrow
  • Remove the cards inside; one pink/blue and the other white write your name and identity number in the first available space of each card.
  • Present the book, the two cards and your borrower’s card to the assistants at the loans counter.
  • All three cards and the book will be stamped with the date on which the book should be returned.
  • When returning a book, present both the book and your borrower’s card, the date stamp will then be cancelled on these and on the two corresponding book cards. Your borrower’s card will be returned to you.


  • When a book is borrowed in the above manner, it is considered to have been charged out.
  • Senior Staff and Postgraduate Students: a maximum of four (4) books at any one time for a period of three (3) months,
  • Undergraduates: a maxim m of two (2) books at any one time for a period of one (1) month.
  • Junior staff: two (2) books for a period of one (1) month.


  • Do not attempt to remove a book from the Library without first having it charged out.
  • Do not enter the library with bag and also surrender yourself for search before leaving.
  • Eating and drinking is prohibited in the library.
  • Indiscriminate pulling down of books from the shelve is not allowed, leave all consulted books on the table, do not shelve them back.
  • Do not write or make any mark in a book.
  • Do not wear noisy shoes to the library.
  • Switch off your hand set or place on silent mode while in the library.
  • Dress decently while coming to the library