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YCI Library

At YMCA, we believe in the transformative power of information. That's why our YCI Library offers free access to a comprehensive range of services and materials for every student and staff member. Sections like Reserve, Open Access, Bag storage, Discussion Room, Reference, and Computer section cater to different needs. Our services include Reference assistance, Computer support, Internet access, Current Awareness updates, Circulation for borrowing, and User Education. Committed to the YMCA community, we foster knowledge sharing and personal growth through relevant and diverse resources. Empowering individuals with knowledge is our mission, and we invite you to explore the YCI Library for your pursuit of learning and development.

The leading library in the provision of quality information resources to all its users.


To provide relevant information resources to support learning and research to all users at YCI.


The library operates on the following; Professionalism, Quality Services, Innovativeness.

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Rules & Regulations

Maximum silence must be observed in the library at all times.

Mobile phones must always be kept in silence while in the library

Readers must not take bags, briefcases, paper bags etc. into the library without the permission of the University Librarian. Bags should be left in the bag section at the entrance of the library at a fee of 100/=

Smoking and consumption of food and drinks are forbidden in all parts of the library.

Library cards are not interchangeable.

Academic staff of the University may borrow up to three (3) volumes at a time.

External users upon registration with the library are required to pay a fee of 30,000/= for one month, 40,000/= two months and 60,000/= three months.

Only degree students are eligible to borrow books and they must leave their valid identity cards behind when borrowing books.

Borrowers and readers are responsible for any book in their charge and will be required to pay TWICE the cost of a book for replacement of lost, damaged.

Students must not bring personal visitors in the library. Honesty is expected of every user, and reporting of any suspected misuse of library resources. Reservation of seats in the library is not allowed.

Any disorderly or improper conduct or breach of these rules and regulations will render the library user concerned liable to suspension from the use of the Library.

Online Resoures

Acoustical Society of America (

American Chemical Society ( The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences.

American Institute of Physics ( AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. AIP’s Scitation platform hosts over 2 million articles from more than 200 scholarly

American Physical Society ( Access to the Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) and journals produced by the American Physical Society.

American Society of Civil Engineers ( ASCE Journals Online provides unprecedented access to 33 Peer-reviewed journals with more than 60,000 full-text papers.

British Institute of Radiology ( Access to British Journal of Radiology (BJR) and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (DMFR) Global Health is a bibliographical abstract and indexing database specializing in public health, human.

Cambridge University Press ( Full text of over 323 Cambridge University Press Online Journals.

Canadian Science Publishing (publisher of the NRC Research Press journals) ( Full text of 17 online peer-reviewed journals in a broad range of scientific disciplines with backfiles dating back to 1996 in most cases.

EBSCOhost ( Users have access to three databases: Ebooks (Formerly NetLibrary books), Business Sources Premier, and Eric.

Edinburgh University Press ( Edinburgh University Press publishes over 35 journals across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Emerald Publishing Group Limited ( Emerald CUUL full-text access features Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies (25 journals) and Emerald Accounting, Finance & Economics (39 journals) all of which

Geological Society – The Lyell Collection Complete ( The Lyell Collection is an electronic resource containing new and archival journal, Special Publication, and book content, published by the Geological Society of London.

HST – Libraries in a Digital Age ( Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world-leading authorities on library developments in a digital environment for researchers and university faculty members.

HST – The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection ( Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world-leading authorities on Biomedicine and life sciences for researchers and university faculty members.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( The IMF is viewed as one of the world’s most authoritative sources for economic information, analysis, and harmonized statistics. IMF eLibrary provides comprehensive data.

IOP Publishing ( IOP publishes over 60 of the world’s most prestigious journals in physics and related sciences.

JSTOR ( JSTOR is a growing digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, 20,000 books, and 2 million primary source objects. JSTOR helps students, scholars, and

Liverpool University Press ( Produces approximately 75 books a year and 25 journals, specializing in literature, modern languages, history, and visual culture. The journal collection highlights the breadth.

Nature Publishing Group ( Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high-impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and

Oxford University Press Journals ( Oxford Journals publishes journals from science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts, and social science disciplines.

Royal College of Physicians ( Clinical Medicine journal is read by leading physicians in hospitals across the world. It features articles covering original research, current issues, ethics, law, clinical.

Royal Society ( Ten leading international journals from the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. Titles cover the whole of the biological and physical sciences.

Royal Society for Chemistry – RSC Journals Online ( 37 full-text journals spanning all branches of chemistry, plus a range of key databases in analytical chemistry, catalysts and catalyzed reactions, organic synthesis.

Sage Online Journals ( Over 550 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine (STM).

Springer nature and Springer Open ( Springer is one of the leading international scientific publishing companies. Springer’s eJournals cover a wide range of subjects, including biomedicine and the life sciences.

Taylor and Francis ( Provides access to more than 1,300 titles in humanities, social sciences, and applied sciences.

University of Chicago Journals ( The University of Chicago Press publishes nearly fifty scholarly journals, many on behalf of some of the world’s most prestigious societies, and several that

Wiley Online Library ( Wiley Online Library is a leading international resource for scholarly content providing access to millions of articles across a wide range of journals.

Myloft (

Libhub (


Ebscohost ( Users have access to three databases: Ebooks (Formerly NetLibrary books), Business Sources Premier, and Eric.

Google Books ( Search the world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books.