Foster Excellence and Integrity


The Library is the backbone of any academic institution. At University of Saint Joseph Mbarara, the library is enlarged with new information resources every semester in different formats that is; textbooks, magazines, journals. This supports teaching, learning, research and innovations by faculty and students at various stages in academic progress

Library Rules and Regulations

  • Library opening hours Monday to Friday from 8:00Am to 05:00Pm and Weekend Saturday to Sunday from 09:00 Am to 5:00Pm
  • Members have to produce their smart cards (library/identity cards) for entering the library.
  • Users have to keep their personal belongings outside the library
  • Users are not permitted to bring personal books into the library
  • Members are requested to maintain absolute silence in and around the library.
  • Members shall not write upon, damage or mark any book belonging to the library. If found fine will be imposed.
  • Users are not permitted to alter the arrangements of tables, chairs, etc., made in the library Keep the library premises tidy.
  • The librarian has the right/power to suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving in the library.
  • The members caught tearing pages of books/ stealing books or any other materials will be suspended forthwith from using the library facilities and the library will recommend for further disciplinary action against them.
  • Members should return books borrowed from the library before they go for holidays.
  • Those who return books after deadline will be fined.
  • Books, journals, other documents, library equipment etc. should be handled with care.
  • Borrowing shall only be done from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Consumption of food and drinks are not permitted in the library.
  • Users should not reshelve books after reading; always leave books on the table.
  • No answering of phone calls while in the library and they should always be in silent mode.
  • Use the library internet strictly for educational purposes i.e., do not use you-tube or watch movies in the library
  • Pornography is strictly prohibited



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