To meet the study, teaching, research and outreach information needs for sustainable national and regional development.

Makerere University Library
Makerere University Library


Makerere University Library comprises of the Main Library and seven specialised Branch Libraries, five located Makerere University main campus and two off campus. The library is adjacent to the freedom square, opposite the Faculty of Agriculture.

In addition, Makerere University Library serves as a National Reference Library . In this capacity, it is a legal depository of all works published in Uganda, including government publications. It is also the depository of United Nations' publications and related bodies. The Library also boasts of a special collection of information resources, consisting of the University archives, Africana materials, manuscripts and photographic materials (all located in Africana section); and the history of medicine in Uganda (located in Albert Cook Branch Library). These unique collections are preserved and provide access to interesting information on Uganda's heritage.

The library collections are accessible through its Online Catalogue. It also provides web-based access to a broad variety of electronic databases viewed as abstracts and full text. 

About the Librarian

Click here for more details on the Office of the University Librarian

Opening Hours

Semester Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 - 23:00 hours
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 - 18:00 hours

Examination Period

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 - 23:00hours
  • Saturday: 8:30 - 21:00 hours
  • Sunday: 9:00 - 21:00 hours

Recess Term

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 - 21:00 hours
  • Saturday: 9:00 - 18:00 hours
  • Sunday: 9:00 - 13:00 hours


  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 - 21:00 hours
  • Saturday: 8:30 - 21:00 hours
  • Sunday: CLOSED


Makerere University Library ,
P. O. Box 7062, Kampala.
Tel: 256-41-540375
E-Mail: universitylibrarian@mulib.mak.ac.ug
Website: https://mulib.mak.ac.ug