History of T. Y. Danjuma Library

The Library is the most important organ in any citadel of learning. It serves as a support, not only to teaching but also to research and developmental activities. The academic health, intellectual vitality, and effectiveness of any institution depend largely upon the state of health and excellence of its library. The library is the engine room and the powerhouse where information is collected, stored, processed, and retrieved for usage. A visit to the library is a journey to discovery.

The Library in Ajayi Crowther University Library is known as T.Y. Danjuma Library. It was constructed and donated by Rtd. Gen. Theophilus. Y. Danjuma in the year 2010. The Library which assumes the hub of academic activities is an edifice with three floors including the ground floor. It is centrally located to serve the information needs of the students, faculties, staff and researchers across board with its up-to-date stock of information-bearing resources in all formats. The Library was constructed with a clear vision of the future in mind for expansion. It has three floors but currently using the ground floor and the middle floors. It is indeed a great facility for a good academic library in the 21st century for its architectural masterpiece.

The Library has two divisions: Technical and Readers Services divisions. The Library has another branch, which is known as Justice Babasola Ogunade Law Library. It is located at the Faculty of Law. The entire Library system has a total of 32 staff members, both professionals and para-professionals. Automation of the Library is ongoing using KOHA, an Integrated Library Management Software. The Library has electronic facilities that are connected to the internet, which makes it possible for users to access online resources.

The Library provides a comprehensive information service to serve the need of teaching, learning and research. The Library is well equipped and stocked with a large volume of over 25,000 books and 3,000 journals/periodicals with 2,000 seating capacity. The library subscribes to numerous electronic resources to complement the print resources. The security of users’ belongings is guaranteed. The Library provides cloak areas made up of 80 cabinets with locks where library users can keep their valuables.