OVERVIEW

Pioneer International University Library system seeks to provide all patrons with a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment that promotes free intellectual exploration, research, and learning. The library and its staff are committed to provide quality services in a conducive environment to our academic staff, students and other stakeholders of PIU by supporting teaching, research, diverse learning and community service through selection, organization and preservation of information resources in various formats to satisfy the learning, recreational and information literacy needs of our users. The libraries of the University offer well-managed, diverse collections of library resources and a knowledgeable and helpful staff.

VISION

To be user centered and a leader in academic library services

MISSION

Our mission is to serve PIU students, faculty, and staff, as well as researchers and alumni. Members of the community are also welcomed to use Library facilities, consistent with our Circulation Policy and our Access to Databases Policy.

  1. Provide a conducive learning environment for users
  2. To acquire relevant information resources and provide information services to the University community
  3. To impart information literacy skills to users to enhance maximum utilization of information resources
  4.  Establish communication and cooperation with other libraries and organizations to promote information sharing
  5.  Employ and retaining qualified, experienced and well dedicated professional library staff who will offer high quality services to the users of the library,
  6. Promote technological competence by providing access to information available in non-print formats through acquisition of appropriate online databases, increasing the number of patron computers with web access and continually upgrading our systems to keep abreast with the rapid growth of technology.

Integrity

Teamwork

Innovation

Inclusiveness

Respect

The library shall be opened from Monday to Saturday

Monday-Friday 8.00 am – 5.30 pm

Saturday 9.00am -1.00 pm

The library shall remain closed on Sundays and all Public holidays

The library users must produce their University identification cards when borrowing any information materials.

Books and other materials will only be taken out on loan after they have been issued properly by the library staff.

All serials which include periodicals, magazines, journals, newspapers are for reference purposes only. Their use is restricted to designated sections in the library.

Library patrons are allowed to borrow books for a period of one week as long as there are enough copies of the same. Books on high demand will be issued on short loan. This will either be overnight or two hours per day.

The loan is renewable only once in case it is not required by other users.

The library staffs have the right to recall any materials out on loan.

The library allows renewals of most materials through:

Email librarian@piu.ac.ke

Request at the Library service desk.

Materials that may not be renewed:

Items that have been recalled from you (i.e. requested by someone else)

Users who have a need for material currently checked out can place a recall on the charged item. Recalled items must be returned within 10 days of the recall notice. Recalled items accrue overdue fines at a rate of ksh10.00 per day.  Once the item is returned, the requesting user will be notified and the item will be held at the library’s service desk for 7 days, after which it will be re-shelved or circulated to the next waiting user.

When materials are returned late and fines have accrued, the user will receive notification of the amount and reason for the fines. Overdue items accrue overdue fines at a rate of ksh10.00 per day. When materials are not returned and become long overdue, the user is billed for replacement cost and library privileges are suspended. This includes use of reserve Collections. Student fines will be referred to the University finance department for collection as part of the university’s centralized billing system.