Welcome to library



The College Library took off from what was left of the former Yaba Higher College collection comprising mainly of books left after the better part of the defunct Yaba Higher College Library had been transferred to the University College, Ibadan, in November 1947.


In March 1950, Mr. L.O. Akinyele was appointed as the first trained library staff. He was one of the five Nigerians who attended the one-year Library training school at the Achimota College, Gold Coast (1944-45).


The Library moved to the first floor of the old administrative building in 1963 after being housed at the former Engineering building which is currently housing the Technical Teachers’ Training Programme (TTTP) and the Consult Unit of the College.


In 1966, the library had a book collection of 4,000 volumes of books and journals that served a student population of about 2,600. The book collection has grown as at 2010, to over 73,000 volumes.


The problem of inadequate space to accommodate the collections of the Library and seat Library users conveniently got to a disturbing level in 1972. Attempts at solving this problem led to the allocation of the store attached to College Hall for reprographic services in 1977, in 1978, a room on the ground floor of the management block was allocated for Audio/Visual services, the walk way between the Library and the Engineering block was also converted to the Cataloguing Workroom.


In 1976, the then Deputy Librarian, Late Mr. S.O. Ishola, wrote the Governing Council of the College about the persistent problem of space affecting the library, and the Library got approval of five million naira (N5m) for the construction of a new Library complex and the contract for the project was awarded to Taad Construction (Nigeria) Limited in February 1987. The project was completed and officially opened by the then military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on 15th November 1988.


The present Library complex seats on 2,900.62 square metres; it has capacity to seat 1,200 readers and can house 250,000 volumes of books asides periodicals.



To measure up to the technological advancement in the globe, the College Library has improved on her existing holdings in the underlisted areas:

  • Over 73,000 volumes of books excluding journals
  • There is the addition of the E-Library comprising; E-journals (EBSCO-HOST, AGORA, and JSTOR ), E-Book (EGranary and Myilibrary)
  • Internet facilities and E-Resource centre with the provision of Fifty (50) computers that can be put to use simultaneously
  • Audio Visual materials



The Polytechnic Librarian’s Office

This is the administrative centre of the Library, where all Library activities and operations are directed and coordinated. All Library communications with the College Management and outside pass through the desk of the Polytechnic Librarian.





Is the public relations unit of the Library, their responsibilities and duties include; registration of all eligible Library patrons (students and staff), in the College community; takes care of all charging and discharging of Library books; shelving, and shelf reading of all books consulted. Keeping and maintenance of all reference and Audio Visual materials and making them available to Library users as and when needed.



Is responsible for the sourcing, acquiring, processing and disseminating all Library books as well as repairs of all defective library books and journals and contributing to the National Union Catalogue of Nigeria. Generating computer work sheets for the ICT Department, production, filing and maintenance of catalogue cards.



Is in charge of sourcing, acquiring, processing and disseminating periodicals both physical and electronic, hence, the College Library with the approval of the College Management subscribed to the EBSCOHOST database (ebscohost.com) which gave us access to current subjects related E- journals.



Is in charge of computerization of Library operations.  This department is responsible for managing all the computers on Local Area Network in the library. The department uses the Lib-Plus Library Software Package to carry out its functions. The department oversees the Computer Laboratory (E-Resource centre) equipped with fifty (50) flat screen desktop computer systems. This Laboratory is used by staff and students for lecture, and research.



Is the advanced research section of the Library by virtue of its collections.  The unit acquires, preserves and makes rare documents available and accessible to users; assists in the research works of staff and students. Keeps Gazettes, Editorials, Legal documents,  Building plans Convocation speeches, Lectures, Seminar papers, past question papers etc for reference purposes.



1.       Books are not to be taken out of the Library without the due process of charging.

2.      All books borrowed should be returned on or before the date due.

3.      Library identity cards are not transferable.

4.      All borrowings and renewals must be done personally.

5.      The Library identity card must be brought to the Library and produced upon demand

6.      Submit all books to the porter for inspection when leaving the Library.

7.      Fines are paid at the rate of N200.00per day when a book is overdue.

8.      Books lost or damaged should be reported immediately and paid for at the estimated cost of replacement as determined by the Librarian.

9.      All cases of stealing, mutilation    or defacing of books will be dealt with severely.

10.   All Library materials must be treated with great care including the reading tables and chairs.  .

11.    Seats should not be RESERVED in the library.

12.   SILENCE must be observed in the Library at all times.  

13.   Bags, briefcases, umbrellas, etc should not be brought into the Library.  They must be kept in the pigeon holes provided for such at owner’s risk.

14.   Smoking, drinking, eating and sleeping are not allowed.

15.   Use of any form of naked light such as candles is prohibited.

16.   Respect all Library staff on duty.



Monday - Friday      9.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m. – during session

Saturdays                  9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Examination Periods          8.00 a.m. -  5.00 a.m. 22 hours








Mrs.  T. O. Adebowale

Poly Librarian

B.A., MLS, Cert in Comp. MNLA


Mr.  F. A. Fijabi

Deputy Poly Librarian



Mrs. A. A Sokoya









Adebowale Tayewo Olayinka,

Polytechnic Librarian,

Certificate in Basic Computer Studies;

MLS – Masters in Library Studies; B.A. (Hons)


DIRECTOR library

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