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The College of Natural Sciences Library collection is housed in various locations that is;

College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) Library

Located at the extension of the Mathematics Building and accommodates books acquired by purchase through Book Bank system, donations, gifts, exchange and dissertations deposited by graduate students. It houses books of Mathematics, Chemistry and allied sciences, Zoological sciences /animals, Plants, Earth sciences, and Life science (physiology, biochemistry, physiological systems of plants and animals, genetics and evolution, ecology, natural history of organisms, microorganisms fungi and algae).

School of Biosciences Book Bank

Located in the Department of Plant Sciences; Microbiology also houses books on Zoological sciences /animals, Plants and life sciences.

Physics Book Bank located at the Physics building houses Physics books.

Sports Science Book Bank located at Lincon Flats, Makerere University houses sports Science books

Library hours:

The Library is open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.


The CONAS library management and service delivery is handled by one (1) Librarian and three(3 ) Library assistants

For inquiries contact:

Ms. S. N. Maka – College Librarian

Email: / /



The borrowing regulations on this page apply to current registered Makerere university user community (staff, students and researchers-external users). The library lends books and other documents from its collection for study and research purposes

Lending regulations

The library is a depository for information materials and has responsibility of acquiring information resources to aid instruction and research, organizing and making accessible information materials, and distributing Knowledge to enhance dynamic and effectual use of the resources obtained.

The borrowers accessing the Library’s services require a Makerere University identity card. The card can be used at all the various collection locations. Note that registered users can borrow books from any of the Makerere university libraries using the Makerere University ID.

Books may normally be borrowed for a period of two weeks. The loan period must be observed. The loan period can be reduced for books on reservation lists. Special rules apply for textbooks. Loan restrictions are imposed on certain kinds of material. Overdue books on reserve must be returned immediately. Other loans may usually be renewed. Loans must be returned during periods of extended absence. Lending library material to a third party is not allowed.

If overdue books are not returned after two overdue notices, borrowers will, be bound to pay a fine.

Lost and Damaged Material

When library material becomes lost or damaged, it is costly and disruptive to the library and its borrowers. Borrowers are responsible for lost or damaged material. Marking text or writing in library material, tearing, staining, is considered damage. Lost item or replacement fees cover the cost of replacing and/or processing lost or damaged items.  Replacement fees are therefore charged to the most recent borrower when problems are discovered. If you receive an item in a damaged state, you should report this when taking it out, to avoid being charged a fee. 


The Document Delivery service complements the journal subscription to supply full-text journal articles through its partnership programmes. This service takes a period of 2 – 7 days.


New acquisitions of books and journals are always displayed on the library notice board.


The library provides a free literature search service from the several Electronic databases (see e-resources).


The library offers training to all first year Science students, and other new users, as a way of introducing them to the library resources and regulations.

Periodically, the library carries out training to update its users, both students and staff of the College.

Literature search and reference management sessions are also carried out by the library staff. For more information about the continuous library training, please contact the

E-resources collection of online databases of journals and other content. Under the PERii Programme, access is provided to a number of databases including; Academic Search Premier, eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), ERIC, Green life, eBook academic collection (TRIAL) etc., that can be searched individually or in groups by selection. University Library CatalogThe library catalog will help to search and browse the library collection and to know the physical location library material (books, papers, journals, archives, etc.)
HINARIOne of the Research4Life programs. It provides access to major journals in biomedical and related sciences to non-for-profit institutions in developing countries. Hinari is an initiative of the World Health Organization, publishers and other organizations. access to articles from several publishers, using a single user interface.
ZLibrary e-books and e-journal articlesThe world’s largest scientific articles store with over 70,000,000 articles and over 4,000,000 books for free. Not that downloading more than six documents at once is prohibited. is the official Institutional Repository (IR) of Makerere University. It is a depository for all scholarly output by researchers, staff and students of Makerere University, comprising scholarly articles and books, electronic theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, technical reports and digitized library collections.
Wiley InterScienceThis package provides access to over 800 journals in the Sciences, Technology and Medicine

In case a required article is not available please do not hesitate to request from the college librarian that you can get document delivery services




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