Directorate of Library

The National Institute Library, established in line with section 4 of the Institute’s Act, has embarked on a progressive development of its collection and services to meet the needs of research, studies and other academic programmes. The collection comprises books in various fields, original essays submitted by the 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 need to be updated.

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

The 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.

The Library remains closed on public holidays and other days as may be directed by the Institute management. A corps of professionals headed by Mr E. S. Mamman runs the Library.