The Donald E. U. Ekong Library
The University of Port Harcourt Library was established in 1976/77 session, at the time the parent institution, University of Port Harcourt was also established. When the University moved to its temporary site, the Library moved with it and was allocated a space where it finally started normal activities in 1977/1978 session with the opening of the circulation, technical, and administration units. All circulation and technical services, including lending, reference, acquisition of material etc started immediately. With the completion of the ultra-modern permanent building for the library in the permanent site, all branches of the Library relocated to this building in 2008.
The objective of the library is derived from those of its parent institution, the University of Port Harcourt. It exists to provide books, non-book/electronic resources and ancillary services which are invaluable in extending and supporting the university’s programmes of teaching, learning and Research.
To achieve the above objectives, the library strives to:
(a) Develop its collection to a degree that is of relevance to the needs of the university community.
(b) Create avenues and adequate environment for the resources to be utilized fully by the University community.
(c) Give qualitative reference and information service to the clients.
(d) Encourage the technically competent staff to join with the teaching community (their colleagues) in making the best use of available resources in the library.