The rules and regulation in the Library are meant to promote the judicious and fair use of Library materials for the mutual benefit of the University community.

However, students are reminded that the following rules and regulations are enforced and enjoin all to abide by them.

Rules and Regulations:

  • No person shall be allowed to borrow any book(s) or any other item until they have been properly charged out.
  • It is a very serious offence to remove/change/mutilate any part of a book or periodical
  • On leaving the Library, all Library users must surrender their book(s) and papers to the Library staff at the entrance for checking.
  • Library users must not attempt to put books back on the shelves.  Once taken off from the shelves, the book should be left on the tables.
  • No brief-case or handbags are allowed in the Library.
  • Smoking, eating and drinking are prohibited in the Library
  • Silence must be observed in and around the Library at every time.  Noise making, group discussion, making and answering calls, shouting within the Library, playing music on computers/handsets in the Library are strictly prohibited.
  • Reading tables and chairs must not be moved from their positions.
  • Library users should not reserve seats in the Library.  Any seat not physically occupied can be used by another person.

Library users are advised to take away their personal books/papers and other materials whenever they are leaving the Library.

  1. Noise making, Group discussion, making and answering call, shouting within the Library premises, playing music on computer, laptops, and handsets in the Library is strictly prohibited.
  2. Failure to return books on due dates (known as overdue) is an offence.
  3. Book theft and mutilated in any form (Such as squeezing and folding of Library materials, writing, defacing and/or marking, colouring etc (These are all capital offenses as per Library rules and regulations is concerned)
  4. Concealing or hiding of Library materials is not allowed.
  5. Eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, littering, sleeping, reservation of seat, dispositioning of seats and reading tables are also prohibited.
  6. Any act of indiscipline to any member of Library staff will attract severe disciplinary action.
  7. Any act considered by the Library to be breaching of Library rules and regulations of the University would attract disciplinary action.

Students are also advised to see more of these rules and regulations in their handbooks.

(vii)    Caution

Violation of the Library rules and regulations within the system attract disciplinary action against the offender ranging from rustication/expulsion from the University, total or partial suspension from using Library, withdrawal of Library membership, charging and surcharging etc.  This depends on the magnitude of the offense committed.

Appealings and Expectations from students

  1. As a matter of necessity, all students are advised to be ICT compliance so as to enable them follow the suite (As gradually the University Library is working towards migrating from manual and traditional Library services to automation world. 
  2. It is sad to note that some contemporary University students are not willing to read and do not appreciate the reading culture.  In view of this, you are humbly advised to cultivate the reading culture.  The reading culture enjoins you to read every day.  In today’s academic world, your reading should go beyond you lecture notes rather you should widen your ability of reading into other areas of specialization besides your course of study.  Often times, students spend precious hours of their University life roaming and hanging around corridors chatting when there are empty seats begging to be occupied by the users in the Library.  By adopting reading culture certainly your language skill will develop and improve, you will think and write logically, and above all, to excel in your University career for future.
  3. Ensure that you are registered with the Library and protect your borrowers’ tickets and any other Library materials in your possession and return book(s) borrowed on due date.
  4. You are expected to be a good friend of Library by patronizing the Library in the most appropriate matter. 
  5. Students are expected and as well advised to use the e-Library resources for educational purposes only.


  1. Provision of materials for undergraduate instructions term papers and projects as well as for supplementary reading.
  2. Provision of materials in support of faculty Libraries external and collaborating researchers.
  3. Provision of materials in support of Postgraduate research.
  4. Provision of expensive standard works especially in professional disciplines.
  5. Provision of materials for self development
  6. Provision of specialized information on the region within which the University is situated.
  7. Cooperating with other academic Libraries with a view of forming network Library resource sharing to improve our collections and services.
  8. Preserving and transmitting knowledge through bibliographical instruction and proper organisation of the Library collection.
  9. Contributing to the extension of the frontiers of knowledge through the provision of relevant research materials to aid researchers.
  10. Enriching University academic programme with up-to-date information and helping all categories of users to obtain information from other sources.

All Library materials are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification schedule (as shown below) which divides the knowledge field into 21 classes.  Each of these subject fields is denoted by alpha-numerical notation (e.g. BC 246) and the first three alphabets of the author in place of the cutter numbers.  The class mark and the first three alphabets are known as the call mark.  The call mark is printed on the spine, while that of the Journal is written boldly on the front cover of the Journal.  This call mark is also shown on all the data entries made on the Library’s OPAC or the Manual Catalogue. 

Therefore for example the title: Medical Education in Nigeria by Mu’uta Ibrahim will have the following call mark on the spine or in case of a journal written boldly on the front cover of the journal e.g. R824.N6.

The class number indicates the subject of the book, while the author cutter number helps to arrange books with the same class number in alphabetical order under the surname of their authors.


The Library shelves are labeled according to subject fields.  All books on Education for example, are shelved under the Education shelves, denoted as class “L”, followed by other sub-themes for example (Comparative Education – LB 43).  Serials are given their broad class mark of the subject field.  Hence, a journal of Library and Information Science is assigned the “Z” classmark.



General Works


Philosophy, Psychology


Religion: Religions, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism




Auxiliary Sciences of History


History (General) and History of Europe


History of Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.


History: American (Western Hemisphere)


Geography, Maps, Anthropology, Recreation


Social Sciences


Political Science


Law in General, Comparative and Uniform Law, Jurisprudence


Shari’a Law, Religious Law


Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland


Law of the Americas, Latin America and the West Indies


Law of Canada


Law of the United States


Law of Europe


Law of Nations

K Tables

Form Division Tables for Law






Fine Arts


Philosophy and Linguistics (General).  Greek Language and Literature, Latin Languages and Literature


Modern European Languages


Arabic Language/Literature


Oriental Philology and Literature, Indo-Iranian Philology and Literature


Hausa Language/Literature


Languages of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania, Hyperborean, Indian, and Artificial languages


Literature (General)


French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese Literatures


English and American Literature, Juvenile Belles Lettres


German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Literatures

P-PZ Tables

Languages and Literature Tables










Military Science, Naval Science


Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources


Theses and dissertations of UMYUK staff and students as well as those from other universities are housed in the main library and other satellite libraries. They are obtained by filling a form at the staff desk. It is a research collection and therefore none of the items can be allowed on loan. After use, the theses and dissertations are to be returned to the library staff on duty in the section.