The library offers several services as listed below

1. Photocopying

Tangaza University College offers photocopying service in both libraries at a cost of Ksh2/page. The procedure requires the patron first pays a minimum of Ksh100 at the finance office before photocopying.

2. Internet Workstations and WIFI

The Mary Immaculate library has 12 computer workstations that offer access to the Electronic Library and the Internet. All workstations are available to Library users on a first-come-first-served basis. Wireless LAN is available in the Library for accessing the Internet with your own mobile devices.

3. Circulation


Tangaza University College Library users must have the College’s ID card in order to access the library and borrow materials. A lost ID card must be reported immediately and replaced. In Mary Immaculate, all books may be borrowed except for Reference Books and New Books on Display. Nuru and MIAS libraries are for reference only.
A book once borrowed must be returned on (or before) the date stamped on the Due Date slip in the book except when renewed. A fine of Ksh. 25 per day is charged for late return of a book or failure to renew on time. (See user category and borrowing duration)

NB: Students and staff of the Tangaza university college are required to have the ID cards while borrowing Library materials. Circulating materials are issued at the Circulation desk by a library staff. Library users can return their loan items to the Circulation .

Overdue and Losses

Borrowers are responsible for returning their loans on or before the due date. Late return of Library materials is subject to an overdue fine of Ksh 25/day/book for the long loan book and Ksh 25/day/ for the reserve books.
For lost or damaged items, borrowers are liable and are required to purchase the latest edition of the lost book.

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A book can only be renewed twice either online via accessing Tangaza University college library website or presenting the copy to the circulation desk in person. However, this is only possible when the account has no overdue fines accrued.
Library materials cannot be renewed if:
i. The items concerned are overdue OR
ii. Maximum renewal limit has been reached OR
iii. Items are being reserved by other users OR
iv. You have a fine exceeding Ksh300.

4. Reference services

Information Desk is located at the circulation desk or visit the library reference librarian for assistance. It includes the following range of activities:

 assisting patrons to locate information materials in the library, answering general questions about knowledge in various subject areas
 We provide instruction/training on how to access, retrieve and apply scholarly information appropriately in academic work
 We assist patrons in retrieving exhaustive literature on the subject of your research needs from databases
 Provide with tools for retrieving relevant books and journals for research and reading from the library: e.g. catalogues and indexes, bibliographies.
 Providing access to wide range of information sources (printed books and journals, e-books and e-journals, theses and dissertations, newspapers to fulfill your research needs in different disciplines

Inter-library loan services

 Any eligible Tangaza University College library patron can borrow library materials through interlibrary loan request. The user should fill an inter-library loan request form and submit it to the Circulation Librarian for processing.
 The Tangaza University College Library does not accept responsibility for any reading materials a borrower borrows from another library.
 Any library patron who fails to return a reading material borrowed on the inter-library basis by its due date forfeits all his/her borrowing privileges. The same patron is subject to the rules, procedures and regulations of the lending institution.

5. Research services

This provides TUC students, staff and lecturer’s quick access to information and tools to plan, conduct, and disseminate their work. This will involve:-

·         Search tools Discover and access library and archival materials, data, and e-resources beyond the library catalogue.

·         Specialists Advanced research assistance in dozens of subject areas.

·         Topic guides Library resources selected by subject specialists to focus your research on a topic.