Circulation and Customer Services


Library users intending to borrow materials from the library’s collection must register to become members at the library.

Non-members can only use other services provided by the library.

Undergraduate students can borrow up to 10 books at any one time for 4 weeks. Post Graduate students and Staff members  are allowed up to 15 books.

External Members

External borrowers are those institutions which are affiliate members of the library. They are registered in the Library database as Inter-library Loan patrons. As the Inter-library Loan is a ‘ library to library service’ these patrons are regarded as Institutional borrowers.

Book Reservation

A library item that is currently on loan to a patron can be successfully placed ‘on hold ‘ using the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

How to place a reservation/hold

Search and Click on the title of interest in the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). The bibliographic details  and holdings will be displayed. Browse results will appear on the right hand of the displayed screen. Click on ‘Place hold’ and follow through with the reservation. The borrower will be informed when the borrowed item is returned.

Reference and Readers’ Advisory

Library users needing assistance finding and locating library resources can seek help from the Circulation and Customer Services Desk.

All readers’ inquiries and general help for information are handled here by friendly staff.

Help can also be sought here through live chat, email and phone.

Tawk Chat: 

Phone: 4734358

Email: or

Inter-library Loan

Inter-library loan is the reciprocal sharing of information resources between libraries. No library can contain all information, therefore, libraries share resources to fill the information gap. When information is not found in the library,  Matheson Library places  Inter-library Loan requests with other libraries for assistance within the country or abroad.

Research Help and Support

Research is supported by providing information and consultation through the interview process to ascertain the availability of appropriate information sources and access both for Post Graduate and Undergraduate studies.

A mini computer lab is available at the American corner for a 2 hours booking daily.For mediated research help, contact us on: 4734361 or by email.

Copy | Print | Scan

Apart from providing library services, the library assists students in printing, scanning, and copying documents, at a minimum cost. Term papers and projects can also be bound if required. Cost is minimal.

This service enables students to copy library reference materials that cannot be borrowed otherwise.

Electronic Resources

For greater use and ease of access to information,  the library also provides the gateway for e-resources for its users.Information can be sought from subscribed databases and open access sources

Database access

Information can also be obtained from several databases that the library subscribes to. Some databases require login credentials that are provided by the library. Registered members of the library can use their current password to access the databases.


Click the link on the Public Access Catalog (OPAC) to access electronic books.

Online Catalog

The Matheson library Online Pubic  Access Catalog (OPAC) is available at:

American Corner

American Corners, or also commonly referred to as American Spaces, exemplifies the U.S commitment to a core tenet of democracy: the citizen’s right to free access to information. With over 700 spaces worldwide, American Spaces provide access to the latest, in-depth information about the United States, connecting Americans and host country citizens in engaging discussions on U.S. policy, society, culture and values.

Open Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8am-10pm
  • Friday: 8am-4pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Public Holidays: CLOSED