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Hoima Public Library

The Hoima Public Library is  the only one stop centre for information seeking in various fields of knowledge for various categories of people in the community i.e children, teenagers, working class, students and senior citizens among others.

 

Library Staff

LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

Monday – Friday …………….. 8:30 am – 5:00pm

Saturday ………………………. 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday …………………………. Closed

 

LIBRARY SERVICES

  • Lending out books
  • Physical space for reading
  • Outreaches to schools and local communities
Community Outreach
  • Internship for students in higher Institutions
  • Secretarial services(Photocopying and scanning)
  • Internet (WIFI) free to the Public
  • Computer training in basics such as word-processing, excel and power point
  • Newspapers (New vision and monitor)
  • Government and NGO’S reports and publications
  • Research for students in higher institutions and other scholars
Students from institutions of higher learning

AREA SERVED

  • Hoima City
  • Kikuube District
  • Buliisa District
  • Parts of Kyankwanzi and Kiboga Districts
  • Greater Kibaale region
  • Parts of Masindi District

 

USAGE

On average, Library receives 284 users on daily basis, these include:-

  • Students – 70% (secondary and higher Institutions) doing their research
  • Coorporates – 15%
  • Business community – 5%
  • Senior citizens – 5%
  • Politicians – 2%
  • Others – 3%

LIBRARY PARTNERS

  • Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom (Accommodating library in its buildings)
  • Gulu University – Hoima campus
  • Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) a Netherlands based Foundation
  • World reader
  • Book Aid International
  • World Vision – Uganda
  • Kenya Commercial Bank – Hoima Branch
  • Uganda Communication Commission (UCC)
Uganda communication commission conducting e-government conference

 

MEMBERSHIP

Library is a member of the following bodies:-

(i)- Uganda Library and Information Association(ULIA)

(ii)- Africa Library and Information association (AfLIA)

 

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

Nursery and Primary schools enjoy one of the best children’s Library in Uganda. With a grant from Book Aid International in collaboration with National Library of Uganda, the Children’s Library boosts of enough books both in local and foreign languages (English), games and spacious space with enough furniture to accommodate 72 children at once.