The College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) Library was formed as a result of an operational merger between the former Faculty of Economics and Management (FEMA) and the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ISAE). One section of the Library is located at plot 51, Pool road and housed on Block B, ground floor; and the second section is located at former ISAE building opposite the Main Library. The library has a sitting capacity of about 76 chairs at ISAE building and 14 at former FEMA.
To meet the study, teaching and research needs of the College for informed policy and sustainable development.
CoBAMS library collection consists of print books and periodicals in economics, statistics, business, management and population studies. It also consists of the book bank collection, theses, dissertations and research papers. It also has publications donated by various projects such as African Capacity Building Foundation, African Economic Research Consortium and the Joint Japan and World Bank projects. Government publications especially from the Ministries of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Education and Sports and Uganda Bureau of Statistics are also part of the collection. The print collection is beefed up by the broad variety of electronic resources provided by the University Library and accessible online at http://projects.mak.ac.ug/muklib. Through the Document Delivery Service also provided by the University Library, users who fail to get full-text articles from the available databases can make requests for the articles at no cost.
Books with multiple copies are loaned out to students and staff for a semester and those with few copies are loaned out for 2 days. The Reserve collection consisting of periodicals, students’ research papers, theses and dissertations is only used within the library. Library users can also access the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) to get information about the college collection at www.makula.mak.ac.ug:8080
Information literacy training.
Tailored training on how to access library e-resources can be conducted by the librarian of the College on demand.
Library users who have personal laptops can access wireless internet services within the College library premises. This is in addition to the ICT facilities provided by the College.
The College Library is run by 1 Librarian and 5 Library Assistants.