The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive health Innovation (CERHI) library through the funding support of the World Bank, was established in 2016 in line with the Centre’s mission which is to promote and support teaching, learning, research programmes and other academic activities to its users (students and staff) within the university community. Its primary aim is to collect relevant information resources in print and non-print format in the core areas of discipline run by the Centre which includes Community Health, Health Economics, Nursing and Obstetrics & gynecology. At present, the library is adequately equipped and has been facilitated to subscribe to various electronic databases with which it is able to complement its print collections. This has apparently impacted the improved quality of research, teaching and learning of staff and students within the community and outside. With the support and intervention world bank and Centre leader, Prof. F.O. Okonofua, CERHI library has received great boost in all aspects to its functions and services to its immediate community and its Library is ranked favourably in the comity of libraries in Nigeria. CERHI library building besides existing facilities, has an Electronic library which houses over 40 systems with full internet access, multimedia facilities with uninterrupted power supply for the promotion of a conducive learning and teaching environment.
CERHI library is equipped with over 3,000 volumes of book titles in print, 5,000 Electronic book and Journal titles on reproductive health in her collection and offers conductive reading space with state of the art reading tables and chairs for up to 80 users at a time. The library has over 40 computer systems for internet based research and communication, with various scholarly databases fully subscribed to with access to over 200,000 E books and Journals in reproductive health to aid research for its users. The library automation, Evidence Based Reproductive and Family Health services, digitization are fully in place.
PRINT RESOURCES: CERHI library houses over 3,000 book titles in print in the core areas of discipline which includes, Community health, Health Economics, Nursing and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
ELECTRONIC BOOKS AND JOURNALS: The library has over 5,000 Electronic books and Journals on reproductive health in her collections which are easily accessed through springer. PDF versions are made available to its users on request.
ELECTRONIC DATABASES: CERHI library is subscribed to the various databases:
DATABASES URL ADDRESS
- EBSCOHOST search.ebscohost.com
- HINARI login.research4life
- SCIENCE DIRECT www.sciencedirect.com
- SPRINGER https://link.springer.com
- WILEY Onlinelibrary.wiley.com
CERHI LIBRARY SERVICES
REFERENCE SERVICES: This services ensures that users queries are been attended to with swift response at all times. The librarian ensures the continuous work with users to solve academic challenges beginning from locating a material or where to find a particular piece of information within or outside the library.
REPROGRAPHIC SERVICES: CERHI library offers photocopying services, printing to its users as materials available in the library and basically for consultation and not for loan.
CIRCULATION SERVICES: This services includes registration of library users in order to gain access to its collections, reserving of materials for users on specific demands. The library ensures only duly registered users are allowed into the library.
INTERNET SERVICES: CERHI library offers internet services to its users with uninterrupted power supply and a conductive environment for academic research purposes.
TRAINING: The library offers trainings, seminars and workshops on information resources usage and retrieval techniques for students, staff and other researchers within the university community.
SPECIAL SERVICES: CERHI library offers data analysis and reporting services through STATA at a subsidized rate to researchers within the university community.
LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
MONDAY-FRIDAY : 8.00AM- 4.00PM
The library is closed on weekends and public holidays