The Federal University Gusau Library took off at the University Permanent Site on 4th January 2015 with little over 782,510 volumes of Books; 37,173 volumes of Journals, and 15,689 others (local and international). The collection is largely donations from Book Aid for Africa and Sir Emeka Offor Foundation and later from Prof. A. D. Forbes & Allen Forbes, Gusau Institute, and some other prominent groups and individuals.

At the moment our Main Library is located in the Newly built Multipurpose Hall near the Faculty of Humanities & Education and the University Medical Center. The Library is serving three Faculties and Seventeen Departments in the University. Even as a baby Library, we boast of a collection of about twenty one thousand six hundred and eighty six (21,686) volumes of books and about one thousand five hundred and fifty five (1,555) volumes of periodicals/serials, this is made up of local and foreign journals, newsletters, magazines, bulletins etc. We also have a sizable collection of Newspapers. At first we started with just one National Daily and currently we buy two different National Dailies, we hope to add more titles in the near future. The Library will very soon automate its operations and services which will give our users a campus wide access to the resources of the Library. Our Library is on open access.

There is also a functional e-library with about fifty (50) Desktop computers located at the top floor of Classroom Block A, Rooms 15 & 16 with a reasonable quantity of e-resources in both online and offline databases. Our databases are:

  • OARE
  • CALIBRE (offline)
Library Opening Hours
During School SessionsTime
Monday – Thursday8:00am – 4:00pm
Fridays8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays8:00am – 4:00pm
During VacationsTime
Monday – Thursday8:00am – 4:00pm
Fridays8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays9:00am – 4:00pm
The Library is closed on Sundays and public Holidays
To be a University Library of excellence in supporting the University for the advancement of humanity.
To build and provide access to relevant and current information materials in all reasonable formats to the University community for knowledge creation/generation, management, preservation and utilization.
A Strong conviction that our rich cultural heritage and values will guide our quest for the provision of the right information materials to the right persons and at the right time.
Core Values
  • Honest and dedicated workforce
  • Excellent service delivery
  • Good staff user relationship
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Good collaboration with various units of the university and community partners
  • Accessibility
  • Preservation and conservation of conscious staff
  • Upholding intellectual pursuit without compromising intellectual property Laws
Our Services
  • Book Lending
  • Inter-Library Loan
  • Current Awareness Services (CAS)
  • Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
  • Reference Services
  • Photocopying Services
  • Research and Bibliographic services – coming Soon
Our Resources
  • Library Card Catalogue
  • OPAC
  • Newspaper Index
Dr Aliyu Gadanga Tsafe CLN, The Librarian

Profile of the Librarian

Dr. A. G. Tsafe was born in 1962 in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State. He had his Primary School education at Waziri Ward Primary School, Sokoto and Maru Teachers’’ College, Maru. He later went to Federal College of Education, Abeokuta for his NCE and thereafter proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria for his Bachelor in Library Science (BLS). Had his Master of Library Science (MLS) in Bayero University (BUK), Kano and his PhD also in Library Science from University of Maiduguri. He joined the services of Usman Danfodiyo University Library, Sokoto in 1994 and rose to Senior Lecturer (Principal Librarian). He is a Chartered Librarian of Nigeria (CLN); Member Nigerian Library Association (NLA); Member Association of University Librarians of Nigerian (AULNU). Dr. Tsafe is currently the Ag. University Librarian of Federal University Gusau. He has 20 Journal articles, 2 book chapters and several conference papers to his credit.