History of the Library
The Federal University of Technology, Yola was established by law in 1981, as one of the seven Federal Universities of Technology, which were brought by the change in Education policy towards technological self-reliance. The Library began in a temporary building up to 3rd October, 1990 when the present Library building was completed and commissioned. The Physical building is capable of accommodating 50,000 volumes of Books; 100 titles of Journals, 750 readers and 50 staff. The total staff strength as at 2010 stands at 37, comprising 7 Chartered Professional (Academic Librarians) and 29 supporting staff. Currently, the library has a stock of 30,000 volumes of books and subscribes to 56 titles of foreign and many local journals.
These goals, which are tied to the mission of the Library, are to
- Liberalize and democratize access to recorded knowledge both in print and electronic formats as well as on the internet.
- Ensure that books find their readers and vice versa. In other words, to provide the right book to the right reader at the right time.
- Keep the resources up to date and adequate in terms of quantity and quality.
- Achieve equitable circulation and dissemination of the resources through short term (Books on reserve), long time lending systems, and even special overnight lending.
Support the teaching, learning, creative and research activities of FUTY through the:
Systematic acquisition and organization of books and journals.
Rational distribution of books and journals among the academic programmes on the basis of need. The need to be determined by the population of students per academic programme, vis-à-vis available financial resources.
OBJECTIVES OF THE LIBRARYi. Provision of adequate materials in support of the learning process; that is for students background reading for essays, term papers and projects.
ii. Provision of relevant materials to meet the requirements of faculty specialist, postgraduate students and researchers.
iii. Provision of core materials to assist the library user in his/her self-development.
iv. Cooperation with other University Libraries with a view to developing a network of academic library resources, which are at the disposal
of all students and teaching staff.
The Library is operationally divided into six divisions, namely;
1. Administrative Division
2. Collection Development Division
3. Technical Services Division
4. Readers Services Division
5. Serials Division
6. Online/Media Cyber café Division
The University Library is currently headed by Professor Benki S. H. Womboh. His mission reads; My mission at FUTY Library is to democratize and liberalize access to recorded knowledge for the benefit of lecturers and students, as well as the entire University community. The aim will be to provide the best library and information resources to the University community so that the objectives of the University will be achieved. For these to be achieved, all must be actively involved.
OPENNING HOURS AND SERVICES
Monday – Saturday 8am-10pm
Monday – Saturday 8am-6pm
Sunday and Public Holidays Closed
STAFF LISTProfessor Benki S. H. Womboh University Librarian LS, BLS, MLS, Ph.D (ABU) MNIM View Profile
Alhaji Baba L. Ndagana Deputy University Librarian BLS, M.Sc (UK)
Mr. Godwin A. Onoh Snr. Librarian BLS, MPA
Mal. Dahiru Y. Bello Leave of Absence BLS, MLS
Mr. Christopher John Snr. Personal Secretary OND, HND
Mal. Isah Sali Song Asst. Librarian BLS, MLS
Musa D. Bassi Graduate Librarian BLS, MLS
Mal. Tukur Abba Librarian II BLS, MLS
Mrs. Hapsatu B. Aliyu Asst Librarian BLS
Mrs. Biani J. Merimon Asst Librarian BLS
Mrs. Norah S. Yusuf Computer Analyst/Prog. I B. Tech Info Tech
Mr. Joshua Dauda EO (Admin) I B. Tech Info Tech
Mr. Moses T. Kussiy Technologist II ND, HND, Computer Sci. CCNA1
Mr. Babangida U. Babayi Graduate Librarian BLS
Mrs. Ibada S. Yaduma Library Officer II Diploma Library Science
Mrs. Nimfa E. Kungwa Library Officer II Diploma Library Science
Mrs. Zainab Yahaya Library Officer II Diploma Library Science
Mr. Sani Jumba Library Officer II Diploma Library and Info Mgt.
Mr. Mohammed Abba Library Officer II Diploma Library Science
Mr. Mohammed M. Ibrahim Asst Library Officer Diploma Library Science
Mrs. Luri I. Mathias EO (Admin) Diploma Public Admin.
Mrs. Calista C. Muoneke Senior Typist Diploma Info Mgt Tech.
Mrs. Hauwa Sajo Asst Chief Typist Diploma Info Mgt. Tech.
Mr. Abdulhamid Umar EO (Admin) Diploma Public Admin
Mr. Bartholomew Fere’fula Snr Library Asst Diploma Info Tech
Mr. John Jantiku Chief Library Asst SSCE
Mr. Abubakar Gidado Chief Library Asst Diploma Public Admin
Mr. Yakubu B. Danjuma Snr. Library Asst Diploma Library Science
Mrs. Sarah Kusa Snr. Library Asst SLTTP Cert.
Mrs. Favour C. S. Oije Chief Library Asst SSCE
Mal. Bashiru Usman Chief Libray Asst GCE
Mal. Bala Mohammed Chief Library Asst Diploma Library Science
Mr. Abdulrahman Idris Jimeta Library Asst II SSCE
Mal. Sa’ad Chubado Library Asst II SSCE
Mr. Wilson Elisha CareTaker SSCE
Mal. Sale Musa Head Cleaner Adult Edu. Cert.
Mr. Musa Audu CareTaker SSCE
Mal. Saidu Buba Driver II Trade Test I (Grade I)