The Lagos State University Library commenced operations in November 1984 in accordance with the edict that set up the University. Like all University Libraries, it is the pivot on which all academic activities in the University are hinged and it is vital to the academic needs of users in many ways.
The University operates on four campuses viz: Ojo, Epe, Ikeja and Surulere and each of these campuses has its own library. The main library (now known as Fatiu Ademola Akesode Library), which co-ordinate all the activities of the various units, divisions’ and other branch libraries is situated at the Ojo Campus. The Ojo Campus also houses the Teslim Olawale Elias Library (a.k.a. Law Library). Other Branch libraries are the Engineering Library at Epe, the Medical Library at Ikeja. All the campuses provide seating accommodation for up to 5000 Readers.
The total collection in the university Library four campuses is about 1,000000 volumes including journals and other special collections.
The Libraries open to readers a follows:
During Session: Monday – Friday - 8.30am – 6.00p.m.
Saturday – 8.30am – 1.00pm
Sundays - 1.00pm – 5.00pm
During Vacations: Monday – Friday – 8.30am – 6.00pm
During Examinations: Monday – Friday - 8.30am – 7.00pm
During Environmental Sanitation - 1.00pm – 5.00pm
During Public Holidays - Closed
ELIGIBILITY TO USE THE LIBRARY
No person may make use of the University Library until he has been duly registered with an undertaking to observe all library rules and regulations and has been issued with a library card. The card must be shown to any official of the library on demand and such official may prohibit entry to any reader who is unable to produce the library card.
The following are eligible to register as readers in the Library with the privileges of borrowing books and making use of reference materials.
The following may use the Library for reference only:
ADMISSION INTO THE LIBRARY
At the main entrance of the Libraries, you are required to show your Library ticket to the Porter on duty who will check it to ensure that you are a registered member of the Library and that your card is current. Without the Library ticket, you will not be allowed into the Library. Then deposit your bag, umbrella and other personal effects at the Porter’s Lodge. Valuable items should however be removed from the bag before dropping the personal effects.
LIBRARY COLLECTIONS AND THEIR LOCATIONS
Materials that can be found in the main library consist of textbooks, journals, magazines, newspapers, government documents, special collections, audio-visuals resources and reference materials that have been acquired based on the university curriculum.