LivingStone International University

To provide quality and excellent information resources and facilities that meet the priorities of the users.

Aims of the Library

  • Attaining and maintaining collections that meet research and other needs of the users.
  • Providing a safe, clean, pleasant and productive learning environment conducive to scholarly research and study.
  • Providing responsive services to meet the needs and priorities of the users.

Goals and Objectives

  1. To obtain and maintain a latest collection reflecting the current needs of the users.
    Objective: Continuous evaluation of what the current needs are and what is new in print.
  2. To provide a well organized storage that promotes easy access and time management
    Objective 1: Ensure that all the holdings are systematically stored using the Dewey decimal classification
    Objective 2: Provide access to an electronic catalog
  3. To obtain and utilize library and information technology innovatively in order to access information available in non-print formats
    Objective: Increase the number of patron computers with web access
  4. Provide Access to information located elsewhere
    Objective: Maintain formal coordination with various libraries and consortiums.

History of the Library

The library was opened officially in 2006 as Messiah Theological Institute Library and has since grown and is now Livingstone International University Library.


The library has a collection of 21051 textbooks organized on open access shelves in the different sections of the library including fiction for leisure reading and self-development books.

On-Line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

The Library Catalogue has been computerized and therefore books and other materials can be reached on-line from anywhere by just entering a key word, title of the book or name of the author.

Dewey decimal classification (DDC)

Books are classified and coded using a hierarchical coding system where sub-groups fall within the same array of classes. The ten main classes include:

000-999 General Works

100-199 Philosophy

200-299 Religion

300-399 Social science

400-499 Language

500-599 Natural Science

600-699 Applied Science

700-799 Arts

800-899 Literature

900-999 History/ Geography


The majority of the books can be borrowed the rest are for reference only. Periodicals, magazines, newspapers, journals and other reference materials are to be contacted only from the library and not to be taken out.

Inter-Library Lending

If books are not available in the library, they can be ordered via inter-library lending and brought in from another library on behalf of the user.

Opening Hours

LIU Library is already open for users. Its schedule stands as follows:

Monday- Friday: 9.00 am – 8.45 pm

During Holidays: 9.00 am – 12.45 pm

Lunch Break: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

The library however remains closed on public holidays.


After selecting the book you wish to borrow, you may present it at the lending desk with your borrower’s card. Only members are eligible to borrow, if you are not registered as a member you may still do so at the help desk so as you don’t miss out on the opportunity of utilizing our services.

The book can as well be reserved for you in case you don’t find it readily available on the shelf.