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College Library

About The Library

It is imperative to know that the history of the College cannot be well said without reference to the College Library. The college library was established along with the college in 1958. It is on record that the Library has changed site twice since its movement into the college. The former Library was earlier housed at today's AOCOED International School (AIS), Ijanikin.

On Monday 22nd, October  2002, the Library moved from its old building to the new College Library complex of 750m2 with a sitting capacity of 305 built by Educational Trust Fund (ETF) in the heart of the College. Due to the constraint of space to facilitate other library services, the college approached and got financial support from TETFUND to construct the newly completed 650-seater Library extension commissioned in June, 2018 during the tenure of the immediate past College Librarian Mrs. Omotayo Oluwole. The College Library had been headed by three different professional Librarians; namely the immediate past College Librarian Mrs. Oluwole. O. (2006-2019), Mrs. Olaide Amole (1986-1999), Late Miss. Adunola O. Tella (1999-2006). The College library is presently headed by Dr. Towolawi, Kuburat Oluwakemi, as the forth substantive College Librarian who assumed duty on the 15th January, 2020.

The Library is described as the centre of the College where knowledge and other research breakthrough is domicile.


To create a learning environment where access to useful and current information rich materials are easy and open for retrieval and to provide such information rich resources to all categories of users at the quickest possible time.


The vision of the library is to provide access to current and resourceful print and non-print materials in a conducive environment and to provide adjuvant services which are priceless in supporting the college library programmes.


The scope and responsibility of the library include staffs, students and members of the community and all lovers of information and knowledge seekers. The Library is a centre which all users are expected to related with and equally patronize. In performing this central role, the library offers all traditional contemporary library functions. Apart from this, the library has continued to explore the advantages of information & communication technology applications in rendering its services.

The Library supports a number of academic programmes: Sandwish Degree, Regular Degree, Part-Time and full NCE totaling about twenty-eight thousand (28,000) students. Apart from encouraging users to participate in the book selection, the library organizes regular lectures, seminars, training on information retrieval etcetera.

Books which have been classified using the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) are kept on open-access

In the drive to improve the services of the library and take its resources closer to the users, the college established its e-library in the year 2010 and has been upgrading its facility since then.


The College Library has a collection of 39,828 volumes of books and 287 titles in 1161 volumes of journal.


The college library offers the following services for our numerous patrons/clientele

  1. Circulation
  2. References and Bibliographic
  3. Research and current Awareness Services & Selective Dissemination of Information
  4. Reprographic such as bindery, lamination and photocopying services
  5. Internet search strategy
  6. Inter-Library
  • library co-operation introduce users to other library and sources of information
  • Reprographics services
  • Provide references and bibliographic services to desiring users
  • Current Awareness Services (CAS) and Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
  • Proper documentations of college records- speeches, lectures, seminars, staff publications etc.
  • Covering and documentation of all college activities in print, pictures and videos format
  • Library orientation and guide tour of the library to all users
  1. Display and documentation of newspapers cutting on educations, sciences and other topical issues
  2. Loan services; the under-listed types of loans are offered. Namely;
  • Normal loan
  • Weekend loan
  • Short and long vacations loan
  • Vacation loan


For the library to function effectively and optimally, it requires an established complement of staff to support its activities and services: The Library services and activities are chain-like in relation to the functioning of the different departments. The library has 5 (Five) effective and functional departments

(i)  Collection Development Department  Resources Development Department which comprises of three units:

  • Information request unit  click for subject books titles
  • Acquisitions Unit
  • Gifts and Exchanges

(ii) Technical Services Department

  • Cataloguing Unit/Classification Unit/ Indexing Unit
  • Data Management and Maintenance Unit

(iii) Users Services Department

  • Security Unit
  • Circulation Unit
  • Reference and Bibliography Unit
  • Reserved Books/Materials Unit
  • Reprographics and Bindery Unit

(iv)  Serials Department

  • Acquisitions  click to suggest journal titles
  • Gifts and Exchanges  click to donate
  • Serials Materials academic/professional; Newspapers, Magazine and
  • Viewing Centre
  • Indexing Unit

(v)Electronic Library

  • Research;
    • E-Reference Service
    • E-Research/SDl


  1. Books on the open shelves:-Includes a vast array of materials on the open shelves; these materials are readily available for all categories of users.
  2. Reference Books:- Including dictionaries and encyclopedias, handbooks, Annuals, gazettes, biographies- essential for basic background information to all subjects Available in the REFERENCE section
  3. Journals: Magazines and periodicals on the shelves to complement the electronic resources available. Journals are located in the REFERENCE section.
  4. Electronic Resources: robust electronic e-journals can be accessed through our various electronic databases. The list of titles to which the library provides access can be accessed via the libraries homepage. These databases provide access to robust full-text journals on user PC or handheld devices.
  5. Documents: Classified relevant full-text, legislation, treatises, and statistical material published by international and local organizations, government agencies, professional bodies on teaching and pedagogy, such as
  • Association of America Colleges and Universities (AACU)
  • Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Council of International Schools
  • Council On International Education Exchange (CIEE)
  • Educational International (EI)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • Experiment in International Living (EIL)
  • Global Partnership on Education
  • International Bureau of Education (IBE)
  • International Development Agencies and Education (IDEA)
  • Modern Engineering Pedagogy Worldwide (MEPW)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)
  • National Mathematical Centre (NMC)
  1. Archives:-It provides relevant documents and materials in retrospect concerning the College and other international bodies, though, the college Library is still populating its archives.
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Open Edition
  1. E-Library

The college offers virtual services to students and staff. This would give all our users the opportunity to access robust international and local resources. The library subscribes to various online databases

Reprographic Services

The college has a reprography Unit that handles reprographics services such as photocopying, bindery and laminations etc

Automation of Library Operations

The college operates an automated system for easy access to information services using library software. This allows resource sharing.

Staff Members

In view of the important role of the college library, high quality staff are on board. The library has the following staff members.

Table of library staff

1.Dr. TOWOLAWI, K.OThe College
2.Mrs. OLUWOLE, O.AImmediate Past College Librarian08033339230

3.Dr. JINADU, IChief
5Dr. Lazarus G.NChief
6Mr. OJU-ARE, M.AChief Librarian
7Mr. ADEOGUN S.ALibrarian
8Mrs. AWOTOLA, U.CLibrarian
9Mr. OLOWOLAGBA, J.ALibrarian
10Mr. KEHINDE O.A.Administrative
11Mrs. OYENEYIN SolaConfidential Secretary
12Mr. KOLEDOYE F.A.Chief Clerical
13Mrs. ALAGBE I.Executive
14Mrs. IGBORO R. O.Executive Officer08088773110———
15Mr. WUSU R.Library
16Mr. KAREEM S.OLibrary Officer09095198533———

The current level of staff has been able to maintained, sustained an effective level of library operations and services;

Operating Hours

The college is open from 9am-6pm on weekday and it remains closed during the public holidays. However, shift services/ operation for more functional and effective services will soon commence.

  2. Mon-Fri 8:30am - 8:30pm
  3. Saturday 10am - 4pm
  4. Sunday 2pm - 7pm


  2. Mon- Fri 9am -2pm
  3. Saturday & Sunday closed


  1. Closed during all public holidays

Other Database

Library Materials

Library materials are arranged using the Library of Congress (LC) scheme

Type of MaterialsLocation of the Materials
Circulating BooksMain Reading room
Reserve MaterialsMain Reading room
Reference BooksReference Unit
PeriodicalsSerials Unit
CD-ROMSMultimedia Unit

AOCOED Programmes