College of Humanities and Social Sciences

CHUSS libraries comprise of the following;

  1. School of Women and Gender Studies and School of Social Sciences Library (SWGS & SSS) located on ground floor Women and Gender Studies building

Social Sciences Dissertation Library located at School of Social Sciences

  1. Former Arts Library serving the School of Liberal and Performing Arts and the School of Languages, Literature and Communication

Mass Communication Book bank

  1. School of Psychology Library
  2. Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

The primary users of CHUSS Library and book bank collections are staff and students of the College. However staff and students of Makerere University plus registered external users can also access the CHUSS collection. External users have to register with the Main Library at a fee in order to be served at the College Library.

Library catalogue

Makerere University Library Catalog (use this integrated library catalog to find items in Makerere University Main Library as well as all the college libraries).

Online Library

Makerere University subscribes to a number of online journals and books which are useful to teaching, learning and research. Please visit the library website at to view all online resources.


  • Reader services
  • Loan services
  • User Education
  • Information Literacy training


  • Current Awareness Services (CAS)
  • Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
  • Outreach services (Document Delivery Services)

Rules & Regulations at the Libraries

The Library space is meant to provide a conducive and enabling environment for academic activities so all users are expected to adhere to the guidelines as stated below.  

Please adhere to the Rules & Regulations:

  • Observe silence in all library areas.
  • Smoking and consumption of food and drinks are forbidden in all parts of the library.
  • Mobile phones are not allowed in the library. A fine of 5000/= is charged for use of mobile phones within the library.

Opening Hours

Library Morning Afternoon Saturday Sunday
Social Sciences 8.00 am – 12.30 pm 2.00 pm – 9.00 pm Closed Closed
Gender 8.00 am – 12.30 pm 2.00 pm – 9.00 pm  Closed Closed
Former Arts 8.00 am – 12.30 pm 2.00 pm – 9.00 pm  9.00 am – 4.00 pm 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Psychology 8.00 am – 12.30 pm A2.00 pm – 9.00 pm  Closed Closed
MISR 8.00 am – 12.30 pm 2.00 pm – 9.00 pm  9.00 am – 5.00 pm Closed

Team Leader contact

For further information contact:

Miss Patience Atim, College Librarian