Dr. Katamba Abubakar Saka 

University Librarian,

Federal University of Technology, Minna

 

HISTORY

The Federal University of Technology Minna Library was established on the 1st March, 1984. It was housed in the present day department of statistics building which was later moved to the dining Hall of Government Teachers College, Minna in 1985. With further expansion, a close by building which was a church was merged to the existing library building in 1988. This served as the Main Library until 2007, when the main campus library building, Gidan Kwano was completed.

In 2010, University Library Services moved to Gidan Kwano main campus. However, the Bosso campus Library still offer services to the schools that are still left in Bosso campus.

From the date of establishing the library there has been three substantive University Librarians and two designated as Librarian’s in charge.

  1. Stephen S. Kolo (Librarian in Charge)                                                1984 – 1990
  2. Nasir Bello (1st Substantive Librarian) 1991 – 2001
  3. Joel J. Kolo (Librarian in charge)                                     2001 – 2004
  4. Muhammad Ibn Muhammad (2nd substantive Librarian)             2004 – 2014
  5. Jibrin A. Alhassan (3rd substantive Librarian)                         2014 – 2020
  6. Dr. Katamba Abubakar Saka (4th substantive Librarian) 2021 – date

 

ABOUT US

The University Library Services is on both campus of the University. The main campus library Gidan Kwano is called Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Library while the branch Library in Bosso campus is called Auwal Ibrahim Library.

The Library is subscribed to different electronic resources database to enhance teaching, learning and research of the university community. The Library has over 80,000 collections of print resources made of books, periodicals and other materials.

The library provides 24/7 internet services to students and staff of the University which is powered by the Information Technology Services Unit. The library has over 350 desktop computers with internet connectivity to provide access to electronic resources for use by the university community.

The first floor of the main Library houses part of circulation unit, serials units and government document and thesis unit while the second houses the remaining part of circulation, elibrary, digital library and multimedia and reprographic units.

While at the branch library, the units present are systems, reference, serial and circulation unit which is headed by the Bosso campus Librarian.

VISION STATEMENT

The library would seek to become a unique repository of knowledge in science and Technology and providing library services comparable to those of world best universities

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide academic support services to the University in teaching, research and development and publication. This would be effectively done by providing learning materials such as books, current journals, subscriptions to databases and other educational media. The library would also provide library instructions to users to aid their quick retrieval of information.

 

 

 

OPEN ACCESS

Nigerian Newspaper

Blueprint:

Blueprint Newspapers Limited

Businessday:

http://www.businessdayonline.com

Complete Sport:

https://www.completesportsnigeria.com

Dailytrust:

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng

Leadership:

https://leadership.ng

New Telegraph:

https://newtelegraphonline.com

Nigerian Pilot:

http://nigerianpilot.com

Nigeria Tribune:

Breaking News in Nigeria Today -Tribune Online

PM News:

Home

The Guardian:

https://guardian.ng

The Nation:

The Nation Newspaper

The Punch:

http://punchng.com

The Sun:

The Sun Nigeria

ThisDay:

Home

Vanguard:

https://www.vanguardngr.com

 

Free ebooks

  • Bookboon

www.bookboon.com

  • Project Gutenberg

www.gutenberg.org

Free databases

  • Sciencedirect (Open access)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/jrnlallbooks/all/open-access

  • SAGE Open access

http://journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo

  • AgriKnowledge

AgriKnowledge provides access to key information for agricultural development. 1494 resources are available through AgriKnowledge, resources produced in conjunction with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA).

www.agriKnowledge.org

  • Open access Library

OA library is a search engine with metadata for OA paper and also indexes journals. OA library currently has over 4,235,896 covering different academic fields.

www.oalib.com/

 

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCES

  • Ebscohost ebooks:

search.ebscohost.com

  • ProQuest Ebook Central:

ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/futminnang/home.action

Research4life: 

  • AGORA:

Provide access to resources majorly in agriculture and other fields like social sciences and development studies

agora-journals.fao.org/content/en/journals.php

  • HINARI

Provides access to resources in the field of health, biomedical and social sciences

www.who.int/hinari

  • OARE:

Provides access to resources majorly in the field of environment sciences

http://oare.oaresciences.org/content/en/journals.php

Royal Society Journals

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society series A

http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society series B
http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org

Proceedings of the Royal Society series A

http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org

Proceedings of the Royal Society series B
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org

Biology Letters
http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org

Journal of the Royal Society Interface
http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org

Interface Focus
http://rsfs.royalsocietypublishing.org

Notes & Records
http://rsnr.royalsocietypublishing.org

Open Biology
http://rsob.royalsocietypublishing.org

Royal Society Open Science- New Open Access journal
http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Main Campus

Ibrahim Badamasi Babagida (IBB) Library

KM 12, Bida road,

Gidan Kwano.

Bosso Campus

Awwal Ibrahim Library,

Beside School of Postgraduate studies.

Email: library@futminna.edu.ng

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FutmxLibrary

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Futminnalibrary

 

RESEARCH

Guides to citing sources

APA style

Online guide to APA style on Purdue Online Writing Lab

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/1/

 

Citation Management

Zotero: A free and easy tool that helps you collect, manage, cite and share your research sources.

 

Mendeley:  An academic social network and a reference manager that assist in organizing your research work and allows collaboration online and its available offline through mendeley desktop manager

 

COURSEWARE

Standford Open Courseware

https://online.stanford.edu/courses

MIT Open Courseware

https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm