The Library’s mission is to support the university’s educational and research programs, to empower students with information literacy skills and to serve the local community through the services provided by its Central Library, a number of specialized branch libraries, and its digital library portal. We include:

  • The Central Library
  • The Science & IT Library (SITL)
  • The Law library
  • The Engineering Library
  • The BTC Library
  • The College of Health Sciences Library (CHSL)
  • One electronic library: http://www.ac-knowledge.net/uobv3/
  • There are also a number of smaller libraries at the English Learning Centre, the French Studies Centre, the American Studies Centre, and the Centre for Traffic and Road Studies (CTRS).
Library Hours
   Sunday to Thursday:
  • Central & Law: 7:00 – 19:00
  • SITL & Engineering: 7:30 – 17:00
  • BTC: 7:30 - 19:00 -
  • CHSL: 7:00 – 20:00
  • Times may vary during the student holiday periods.
Library Facilities
  • Study rooms: 17
  • Study places: 1727
  • Student PCs: 217
  • Public Access Catalogues (PACs): 28
The Collections
  • Hardback books (print) 310,000
  • e-books – over 170,000
  • e-journals – 27,000
  • e-theses, 1.5 million full-text
  • A sizeable collection of AV materials
  • Maps
The Services
  • Book loans (borrow/return from any library)
    • Students: 5 books for 4 weeks
    • Post Graduates: 10 books for 4 weeks
    • Faculty 25 books for one semester
  • Inter-library loan & document delivery (24 hour service)
  • Photocopying
  • PC Lab
  • Reserve books
  • Reference service
  • Information literacy & library instruction classes
Library guides
Please see the following brochures that explain more about the services that the library provides to its users: