College of Computing & Information Sciences

The library serves the schools of Computing and Informatics Technology and the East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS). The Collection was merged in August 2012 to form a fully-fledged College Library, under one roof in a designated place at the School of Computing & Informatics Technology, Block B, Ground floor. 

 Initially CoCIS had 2 Bookbank Libraries in 2 different premises (i.e. School of Computing & Informatics Technology, Block B 2nd floor and School of Library and Information Science at EASLIS premises). However, for students’ day to day practical exercises, EASLIS still maintains a small collection of its frequently used teaching tools in the Teaching laboratory at their premises.

Library Collection

  • Text books for various teaching programs of the College
  • Dissertations (Undergraduate and Postgraduat)
  • Journals (in print and subscribed e-journals)

Borrowing period

Textbooks with multiple copies can be borrowed out for some days and books with few copies can be read within the library.
Dissertations are strictly not borrowed out.

Service to Users

  • Issuing of books to users
  • Receiving borrowed books from students and lecturers
  • Issuing Clearance forms to final year students
  • Sensitizing Teaching Staff in book selection
  • Training students in the use of Online Catalogue and subscribed databases for e-resources.

Staff routines/Core Tasks:

  • Receiving & registering of new reading materials
  • Cataloguing and classification of reading materials
  • Spine labeling the materials for quick retrieval
  • Record keeping of borrowed reading materials.
  • Stocktaking
  • Annual report writing

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

Days Morning Afternoon
 Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 12.30 pm 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Saturday 8.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m Closed
Sunday Closed Closed
Recess Term 8.00 am – 12.30 pm 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Public Holidays Closed Closed

Team Leader contact

For further information contact the college library team leader:

Carol Ilako