Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

University Library

The University Library started in 2011 and is as old as the university itself. Its purpose is to assist the University to achieve its mission of Teaching, Learning and Research. The Library also shares in FUDMA's Vision of 'building a World-Class, ICT-Driven' University. Hence ours is a modern library, which recognises the advent of Information and Communication Technologies ICTs in the lives of our users. Consequently, FUDMA Library has the following:

Library Sections

Apart from the eLibrary UNIT mentioned above, the Library has other sections as follows:

How to Join the FUDMA Library

As a staff or student of Federal University Dutsin-ma you are entitled to the services of FUDMA Library. However, you must be a member to make the best use of the Library's resources. To become a member you MUST register at the Information DESK with your University ID Card. You will then be given a Library ID Card and a Username & Password for use on the OPAC. The iDesk staff would also issue you Borrowing Cards and, if required, show you around the library's UNITS.

Rules & Regulations

Every institution has a set of rules meant to guide users and ensure fair use. Our Rules include:

Arrangement of Library Books

FUDMA Library uses Library of Congress (LC) system of arranging materials on its shelves, Here's a general explanation of LC call numbers:(Don't Panic! You DO NOT need to memorize them!)

A General Works -- includes encycolpedias,  almanacs, indexes
B-BJ Philosophy, Psychology
BL-BX Religion
C History -- includes archaeology, genealogy, biography
D History -- general and eastern hemisphere
E-F History -- America (western hemisphere)
G Geography, Maps, Anthrop., Recreation
H Social Science
J Political Science
K Law (general)
KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
KE Law of Canada
KF Law of the United States
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts -- includes architecture, sculpture, painting, drawing
P-PA General Philosophy and Linguistics, Classical Languages, and Literature
PB-PH Modern European Languages
PG Russian Literature
PJ-PM Languages and Literature of Asia, Africa, Oceania, American Indian Languages, Artifical Languages
PN-PZ General Literature, English and American Literature, Fiction in English, Juvenile Literature
PQ French, Italian, Spanish, Port. Lit.
PT German, Dutch &Scandinavian Lit
Q Science -- includes physical and biological sciences, math, computers
R Medicine -- includes health
S Agriculture
T Technology -- includes engineering, auto mechanics, photography, home econ.
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography, Library Science

Useful Internet Addresses

  1. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  2. OCW (university courses, syllabi, exams)
  3. FUDMA Virtual Library
  4. Nigerian News & Newspapers

Library Contact Addresses & Emails
LIBRARIAN's TEL: 08032965114
EMAIL: librarian@fudutsinma.edu.ng