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List of Academic Libraries in Nigeria

Libraries are important for a variety of reasons. They provide access to a wide range of information resources, including books, periodicals, and electronic databases. Libraries also serve as community spaces, where people can gather to learn, study, and engage with others. In addition to their educational and social functions, libraries can also provide a variety of services, such as computer and internet access, language classes, and programming for children and adults. Overall, libraries play a vital role in supporting education, personal growth, and the development of strong communities.

The development of academic libraries in Nigeria started in 1948 when the University of Ibadan and its library were established. Other libraries were also established when their universities came into being These academic libraries were set up to support learning, teaching and research in tertiary institutions. They also feature prominently in curriculum development of the various departments of their parent institutions. In Nigeria, academic libraries can be categorised mainly into: university, polytechnics, colleges of education and school of nursing libraries.

University libraries

In Nigeria, there are 43 libraries established in federal universities, 48 libraries founded in state owned universities and 79 libraries founded in private universities.

The list of university libraries in Nigeria are:

S/NNameWebsiteYearStateRegion
1Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi University Libraryhttp://portal.atbu.edu.ng/library/1988BauchiNorth-East
2Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zariahttps://library.abu.edu.ng/1962KadunaNorth-West
3Bayero University, Kanohttp://library.buk.edu.ng/1975KanoNorth-west
4Federal University Gashua, Yobehttps://www.fugashua.edu.ng2013  
5Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurunhttps://fupre.edu.ng/library/2007DeltaSouth-South
6Federal University of Technology, Akurehttps://www.futa.edu.ng1981OndoSouth West
7Federal University of Technology, Minnahttps://www.futminna.edu.ng1982  
8Federal University of Technology, Owerri https://www.futo.edu.ng1980South East
9Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa Statehttps://www.fud.edu.ng2011jigawaNorth-West
10Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsinahttps://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng2011KatsinaNorth-West
11Federal University, Kashere, Gombe Statehttps://www.fukashere.edu.ng2011GombeNorthEast 
12Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa Statehttps://www.fulafia.edu.ng2011NasarawaNorth-Central
13Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi Statehttps://www.fulokoja.edu.ng2011KogiNorth-Central
14Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike,Ebonyi Statehttps://www.funai.edu.ng2011BayelsaSouth-South
15Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsahttps://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/2011EbonyiSouth-East
16Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti Statehttps://www.fuoye.edu.ng/2011EkitiSouth-West
17Federal University, Wukari, Taraba Statehttps://www.fuwukari.edu.ng/2011TarabaNorth-East
18Federal University, Birnin Kebbihttps://www.fubk.edu.ng2013KebbiNorth-West
19Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State https://www.fugusau.edu.ng2013ZamfaraNorth-West
20Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudikehttps://www.mouau.edu.ng1992AbiaSouth East
21ModibboAdama University of Technology, Yolahttps://www.mautech.edu.ng1981AdamawaNorth-East
22National Open University of Nigeria, Lagoshttps://www.nou.edu.ng2002LagosSouth-West 
23Nigeria Police Academy Wudilhttps://polac.edu.ng/2013KanoNorth-West
24Nigerian Defence Academy Kadunahttps://www.nda.edu.ng1985KadunaNorth-West
25Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awkahttps://www.unizik.edu.ng1992AnambraSouth-East
26Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ifehttps://www.oauife.edu.ng1962OsunSouth-West
27University of Abuja, Gwagwaladahttps://www.uniabuja.edu.ng1988  
28Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokutahttps://www.unaab.edu.ng1988OgunSouth-West
29University of Agriculture, Makurdihttps://www.uam.edu.ng1988BenueNorth-Central
30John Harris Libraryhttps://library.uniben.edu.ng1970EdoSouth-South 
31University of Calabarhttps://www.unical.edu.ng1975Cross RiverSouth-South
32Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadanhttp://library.ui.edu.ng/1948OyoSouth West
33University of Ilorinhttps://www.unilorin.edu.ng1975KwaraNorth-Central
34University of Joshttps://www.unijos.edu.ng1975PlateauNorth-Central
35University of Lagos Libraryhttps://library.unilag.edu.ng/1962LagosSouth-West
36University of Maidugurihttps://www.unimaid.edu.ng1975BornoNorth-East
37University of Nigeria, Nsukkahttps://www.unn.edu.ng1960EnuguSouth-East
38University of Port Harcourthttps://www.uniport.edu.ng1975RiversSouth-South
39University of Uyohttps://www.uniuyo.edu.ng1991Akwa-IbomSouth-South
40UsumanuDanfodiyo Universityhttps://www.udusok.edu.ng1975SokotoNorth-West
41Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko2018Delta South-South
42Air Force Institute of Technologyhttps://afit.edu.ng2018KadunaNorth-West
43Nigerian Army University, Biuhttps://naub.edu.ng/2018BornoNorth-East

State Universities

SNameWebsiteYearStateRegion
1Abia State University, Uturuhttps://www.absu.edu.ng1981AbiaSoutheast
2Adamawa State University Mubihttps://www.adsu.edu.ng2002AdamawaNorth-East
3Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungbahttps://www.aaua.edu.ng1999 South-West
4Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpadenhttps://www.aksu.edu.ng2010Akwa-IbomSouth-South
5Ambrose Alli University Libraryhttps://www.aauekpoma.edu.ng1980EdoSouth-South
6Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Ulihttps://coou.edu.ng/2000AnambraSouth-East
7Bauchi State University, Gadauhttps://www.basug.edu.ng2011Bauchi 
8Benue State University, Makurdihttps://www.bsum.edu.ng1992BenueNorth-Central
9Yobe State University, Damaturuhttps://www.ysu.edu.ng2006Yobe 
10Cross River State University of Technology, Calabarhttps://www.crutech.edu.ng2004Cross RiverSouth-South
11Delta State University Abrakahttps://www.delsu.edu.ng1992DeltaSouth-South
12Ebonyi State University, Abakalikihttps://www.ebsu.edu.ng2000EbonyiSouth-East
13Ekiti State Universityhttps://www.eksu.edu.ng1982EkitiSouth-West
14Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enuguhttps://www.esut.edu.ng1982EnuguSouth-East
15Gombe State University, Gombehttps://www.gsu.edu.ng2004GombeNorth-East
16Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapaihttps://www.ibbu.edu.ng2005NigerNorth-Central
17Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumenihttps://www.iaue.edu.ng2010RiverSouth-South
18Imo State University, Owerrihttps://www.imsu.edu.ng1992ImoSouth-East
19Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawahttps://www.slu.edu.ng2013JigawaNorth-East
20Kaduna State University, Kadunahttps://www.kasu.edu.ng2004KadunaNorth-West
21Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudilhttps://www.kust.edu.ng2000KanoNorth-West
22Kebbi State University of Science & Tech, Alierohttps://www.ksusta.edu.ng2006KebbiNorth-West
23Kogi State University Anyigbahttps://www.ksu.edu.ng1999KogiNorth-Central
24Kwara State University, Ilorinhttps://www.kwasu.edu.ng2009KwaraNorth-Central
25Ladoke Akintola University of Tech, Olusegun Okehttps://www.lautech.edu.ng1990OyoSouth-West
26Ondo State University of Science & Tech. Okitipupahttps://www.osustech.edu.ng2008OndoSouth-West
27River State Universityhttps://www.rsu.edu.ng1979RiverSouth-South
28Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoyehttps://www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng1982OgunSouth-West
29LASU: Fatiu Ademola AkesodeLib, Ojohttps://library.lasu.edu.ng/1983LagosSouthwest
30Niger Delta University Yenagoahttps://www.ndu.edu.ng2000Bayelsa South-South
31Nasarawa State University Keffihttps://www.nsuk.edu.ng2002NasarawaNorth-Central
32Plateau State University Bokkoshttps://www.plasu.edu.ng2005PlateauNorth-Central
33Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Odehttps://www.tasued.edu.n2005OgunSouth-West
34Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University, Katsinahttps://www.umyu.edu.ng2006KatsinaNorth-West
35Osun State University, Osogbohttps://www.uniosun.edu.ng2006OsunSouth-West
36Taraba State University, Jalingohttps://www.tsuniversity.edu.ng2008TarabaNorth-East
37Sokoto State Universityhttps://www.ssu.edu.ng2009SokotoNorth-West
38Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kanohttps://www.nwu.edu.ng2012KanoNorth-Central
39Oyo State Technical University, Ibadanhttps://tech-u.edu.ng/2012OyoSouth-West
40Ondo State University of Medical Scienceshttps://www.unimed.edu.ng2015OndoSouth-West
41Edo University Iyamohttps://www.edouniversity.edu.ng2016EdoSouth-South
42Eastern Palm University, Ogbokohttps://www.epu.edu.ng/2016ImoSouth-South
43University of Africa, Toru Oruahttps://www.uat.edu.ng/public/2016BayelsaSouth-South
44Bornu State University, Maiduguri2016 Bornu 
45Moshood Abiola University of Science & Tech., Abeokuta2017Ogun South-West
46Gombe State University of Science & Tech.,2017Gombe North-East
47Zamfara State Universit2018 Zamfara North-West
48Bayelsa Medical University2019Bayelsa South-South

Private Universities

SNameWebsiteYearStateRegion
1Achievers University, Owoachievers.edu.ng/academics/library/2007OndoSouth-West
2Adeleke University Library, Edeadelekeuniversity.edu.ng/au-library  2011OsunSouth-West 
3Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekitihttps://www.abuad.edu.ng2009EkitiSouth-West
4African University of Science & Tech., Abujahttps://aust.edu.ng2007FCTNorth-Central
5Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadanhttps://www.acu.edu.ng2005OyoSouth-West
6Al-Hikmah University, Ilorinhttps://www.alhikmah.edu.ng2005KwaraNorth-Central
7Al-Qalam University, Katsinahttps://www.auk.edu.ng2005KastinaNorth-West
8American University of Nigeria, Yolahttps://www.aun.edu.ng2003YolaNorth-Central
9Augustine Universityhttps://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/2015LagosSouth-West
10Babcock University,Ilishan-Remohttps://www.babcock.edu.ng2011OgunSouth-West
11Baze Universityhttps://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng2011FCTNorth-Central
12Bells University of Tech., Otahttps://www.bellsuniversity.edu.ng/2005OgunSouth-West
13Benson Idahosa University, Benin Cityhttps://www.biu.edu.ng/2002EdoSouth-South
14Bingham University, New Karuhttps://www.binghamuni.edu.ng2005NasarawaNorth-Central
15Bowen University, Iwohttps://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org2001OsunSouth-West
16Caleb University, Lagoshttps://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng2007LagosSouth-West
17Caritas University, Enuguhttps://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/2005EnuguSouth-East
18Chrisland Universityhttps://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng2015OgunSouth-West
19Covenant University Library, Otaclrmain.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/2002OgunSouth-West
20Crawford University Igbesahttps://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng2005OgunSouth-West
21Crescent Universityhttps://www.crescent-university.edu.ng2005OgunSouth-West
22Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodohttps://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/2015DeltaSouth-South
23Elizade University, Ilara-Mokinhttps://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng2012OndoSouth-West
24Evangel University, Akaezehttps://www.evangeluniversity.edu.ng2012EbonyiSouth-East
25Fountain University, Oshogbohttps://library.fuo.edu.ng/2007OshogboSouth-West
26Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nikehttps://www.gouni.edu.ng2009EnuguSouth-East
27Gregory University, Uturuhttps://www.gregoryuniversity.com2012AbiaSouth-East
28Hallmark University, Ijebu-itelehttps://www.hallmark.edu.ng2015OgunSouth-West
29Hezekiah University, Umudihttps://hezekiah.edu.ng/2015ImoSouth-East
30Igbinedion University, Okadahttps://www.iuokada.edu.ng1999EdoSouth-South
31Joseph Ayo Babalola University, IpoArakejihttps://www.jabu.edu.ng2006OsunSouth-West
32Kings University, Ode Omukingsuniversity.edu.ng/2015KwaraNorth-Central
33Kwararafa University, Wukarihttps://www.kwararafauniversity.edu.ng2005TarabaNorth-East
34Landmark University, Omu-Aranhttps://www.lmu.edu.ng2011KwaraNorth-Central
35Lead City University, Ibadanhttps://www.lcu.edu.ng2005OyoSouth-West
36Madonna University, Okijahttps://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng1999AnambraSouth-East
37Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebohttps://www.mcu.edu.ng2012OgunSouth-West
38Micheal & Cecilia Ibru Universityhttps://mciu.edu.ng/2015DeltaSouth-South
39Mountain Top Universityhttps://library.mtu.edu.ng2015OgunSouth-West
40Nile University of Nig. Libraryhttps://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/nile-library 2009FCTNorth-Central 
41Novena University, Ogumehttps://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng2005DeltaSouth-South
42Obong University, ObongNtakhttps://www.obonguniversity.net2007Akwa-IbomSouth-South
43Oduduwa University, Ipetumoduhttps://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng2009OsunSouth-West
44Pan-Atlantic University, Lagoshttps://www.pau.edu.ng2002LagosSouth-West
45Paul University, Awkahttps://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng/2009AnambraSouth-East
46Tekena Tamuno Library (Redeemer’s University)https://run.edu.ng/library2005OsunSouth-West
47Renaissance University, Enuguhttps://www.rnu.edu.ng2005EnuguSouth-East
48Rhema University, Obeama-Asahttps://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng2009RiversSouth-South
49Ritman University, Ikot Ekpenehttps://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng2015Akwa IbomSouth-South
50Salem University, Lokojahttps://www.salemuniversity.edu.ng2007KogiNorth-Central
51Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwahttps://www.sau.edu.ng2011EdoSouth-South
52Southwestern University, Oku Owahttps://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng2012OgunSouth-West
53Summit Universityhttps://www.summituniversity.edu.ng2015KwaraNorth-Central
54Tansian University, Umunyahttps://tansianuniversity.edu.ng/2007AnambraSouth-East
55University of Mkar, Mkarhttps://www.unimkar.edu.ng2005BenueNorth-Central
56Veritas University, Abujahttps://www.veritas.edu.ng2007FCTNorth-Central
57Wellspring University, Evbuobanosahttps://www.wellspringuniversity.net2009EdoSouth-South
58Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondohttps://www.wusto.edu.ng2007OndoSouth-West
59Western Delta University, Ogharahttps://wdu.edu.ng2007DeltaSouth-South
60Christopher University, Mowehttps://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/2015OgunSouth-West
61Kola Daisi University Ibadanhttps://www.koladaisiuniversity.edu.ng/2016OyoSouth-West
62Anchor University, Ayobohttps://www.aul.edu.ng/2016LagosSouth-West
63Dominican University, Ibadanhttps://www.dui.edu.ng/2016OyoSouth-West
64Legacy University, Okijahttps://www.legacyuniversity.edu.ng/2016AnambraSouth-East
65Arthur Javis University, Akpoyubohttps://www.arthurjarvisuniversity.edu.ng/2016Cross RiverSouth-South
66Crown Hill University Eiyenkorinhttps://www.crownhilluniversity.edu.ng/2016KwaraNorth-Central
67Coal City University, Enuguccu.edu.ng2016EnuguSouth-East
68Clifford University, Owerrintahttps://www.clifforduni.edu.ng/2016AbiaSouth-East
69Admiralty University of Nigeria, Ibusahttps://www.adun.edu.ng2017DeltaSouth-South
70Spiritan University, Nneochihttps://www.spiritanuniversity.edu.ng2017AbiaSouth-East
71Precious Cornerstone University, Oyohttps://www.pcu.edu.ng2017OyoSouth-West
72PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port-harcourthttps://www.pums.edu.ng2017RiversSouth-South
73Atiba University, Oyo#2017OyoSouth-West
74Eko University of Medical & Health Sciences, Ijanikinhttps://www.ekounivmed.edu.ng2017LagosSouth-West
75Skyline University, Kanohttps://www.sun.edu.ng2018KanoNorth-West
76Greenfield University, Kadunahttps://www.gfu.edu.ng2019KadunaNorth-West
77Dominion University Ibadanhttps://www.dominionuniversity.edu.ng/2019OyoSouth-West
78Trinity University, Sabohttps://westland.edu.ng/2019LagosSouth-West
79Westland University, IwoWelcome – Westland University, Iwo2019OsunSouth-West
Private Universities in Nigeria

List of Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria

SNameWebsiteYear
1Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi Statewww.akanuibiampoly.edu.ng1981
2Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo Statewww.auchipoly.edu.ng1973
3Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti, Ekiti Statewww.fedpolyado.edu.ng1977
4Federal Polytechnic Bali, Taraba Statewww.fedpobali.edu.ng2007
5Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Bauchi Statewww.fptb.edu.ng1979
6Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger Statewww.fedpolybida.edu.ng1977
7Federal Polytechnic Damaturu,  Yobe Statewww.fedpodam.edu.ng1993
8Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun Statewww.federalpolyede.edu.ng1992
9Federal Polytechnic Ekowe, Bayelsa Statewww.federalpolyekowe.edu.ng2007
10Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi Statewww.fepoda.edu.ng1977
11Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun Statewww.federalpolyilaro.edu.ng1979
12Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji, Ondo State www.fedpolel.edu.ng2016
   
13Federal Polytechnic Kaura-Namoda, Zamfara Statewww.fedpolykaura.edu.ng1983
14Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa Statewww.federalpolytechnicmubi.edu.ng1979
15Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State www.fedpolynasarawa.edu.ng1983
   
16Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo Statewww.fpno.edu.ng1977
17Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State www.fpo.edu.ng1992
   
18Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State www.federalpolyoko.edu.ng1982
   
19Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas Bonny, Rivers Statewww.fedpolybonny.edu.ng2014
20Federal Polytechnic Ukana, Akwa Ibom State#2014
21HussainiAdamu Federal Polytechnic,  Kazaure, Jigawa Statewww.hafedpoly.edu.ng1991
22Kaduna Polytechnic, Kadunawww.kadunapolytechnic.edu.ng1956
23National Institute of Construction Technology Uromiwww.nict.edu.ng2014
24Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbiwww.wufpbk.edu.ng1976
25Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos Statewww.yabatech.edu.ng1947
26Airforce Institute of Technology (AFIT),NAF Base Kaduna www.afit.edu.ng1977
   
27Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta Statewww.pti.edu.ng1972
28Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Science (NAITES), Makurdiwww.naitesmkd.edu.ng 1960
   
29Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Sokoto Road, Zaria, Kaduna Statewww.ncat.gov.ng 
30Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos Statewww.nij.edu.ng1971
31Federal Training Center,Ikoyi,Lagos statehttps://ftclagos.edu.ng/1957

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