Library Unit


The National Institute Library, established in line with Section 4 of the Institute’s Act, has embarked on the progressive development of its collection and services to meet the needs of research, studies, and other academic programs. The collection comprises of books in various fields, original essays submitted by the Senior Executive Course (SEC) participants, study tour reports, reports presented at plenary sessions, and copies of lectures delivered by Guest Lecturers on various topics. It also has a collection of the Nigeria Labour Archives and various Nigeria National Development Plan documents. The Library maintains an index of editorial opinions and feature articles in Nigerian newspapers. The collection currently stands at above 45,000 volumes.

Though limited in scope and coverage, the collection is sufficiently robust and dynamic to meet a substantial proportion of the immediate needs of its varied users. This assertion does not in any way suggest self-sufficiency, as many of the collections continue to be updated.

The library, through inter-library networking, sources and delivers information to users, both on-demand and on an anticipatory basis. All these serve to augment the services provided.

The physical library is opened to members of staff and SEC participants, Monday to Friday, from 8am to 10pm and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. Members of the public may, however, on the directive of the Director-General, be permitted to use the Library for reference purposes only. The library remains closed on public holidays and other days as may be directed by the Institute Management.

The digital library of NIPSS is presently being developed. There is currently, on display below, an aggregation of accessible relevant databases subscribed to and systematically arranged. There are also required library software installed such as the Koha Library Management System, DSpace Institutional Repository, and a Journal Management System (Open Journal System) which are being populated and would be activated online once minimum data have been harvested into them and all functional requirements and training are achieved. The Institute also subscribed to a plagiarism software eaglescan developed by the Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU).

The plagiarism software can be accessed at the following link: EagleScan

NIPSS Repository

To access NIPSS Repository click here

To access NIPSS LMS click here

These databases are accessible at the following links:

African Digital Library (ADL)
The African Digital Library (ADL) is a collection of Electronic Books (eBooks) that can be accessed and used free-of-charge by any person living on the African Continent. Individuals can access the library from any PC that is connected to the Internet in Africa.

Berghahn Journals

On EconBiz you can find Journals, Working Papers, and conferences in Business studies and Economics.

Elsevier Science Direct

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) e-Library simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade, and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Journal Storage Project (JSTOR)
Journal Storage Project (JSTOR) Used by millions for research, teaching, and learning. With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world’s most trusted sources for academic content.

Open Edition Books

Oxford Journals
The Oxford Open initiative expands Oxford Journals’ experiments with Open Access publishing models. It includes full and optional open access to more than 90 journals drawn from every subject area. It specializes in Subject Areas of Economics, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Social Sciences

Questia – The Online Library of Books and Journals
Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world’s largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. You can search each and every word of all of the books and journal articles in the collection. You can read every title cover to cover

The portal will become available during the day of 1 July 2021 and your login details will continue to work with the new environment. Please note the URLs to access the Research4Life portals WILL CHANGE. Our existing portals with redirect to the new ones; however, the redirections are not guaranteed to work forever, so you will want to correct links and bookmarks/favourites as soon as possible.




Research4Life now has a unified portal which contains the collections for all five programmes: Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI, GOALI. In addition, AGORA and ARDI have separate portals only for their own collections.

Semantic Scholar
Find peer-reviewed research from the world’s most trusted sources. Semantic Scholar is a free, nonprofit, academic search engine from AI2.

The National Academies Press (NAP)
The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.

World Digital Library – Journal Collection
This is the World Journals, Database of Academic Research Journals and eBooks. It Presents the World Library Millennium Collection and World Journals Collection.

World Health Organisation – Database
Hinari Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of biomedical and health literature.

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