Library

Posted by on June 1, 2015

Message from the KCCEM Librarian

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to KITABI College of Conservation and Environmental Management Library and equip you with information about its standing.

 The College Library is your gateway to information resources that will inspire and facilitate your research and study across all disciplines.

The following is one of its existing current view.

                              

The Library’s services and collections are entirely dedicated to support the College community in different faculties, researchers, students, and staff; this has a shift to be based on the use of Electronic Library to facilitate the quick access on it throughout the new installed computer lab.

 We provide the opportunity for students and researchers to request the use of its extensive catalog of both physical and digital books and journals.

Our Library offers excellent quick internet connectivity and efficient online access to its rich      e-resources and digital content through an advanced set of information and communication technology-based facilities. For example, AGORA. OWARE, ARIDI are the most e-resources used which provides videos, …with the management information system this, will always be easy to respond to questions encountered by academicians.

The Library’s patrons have a wide variety of access routes to conduct expert research and retrieve relevant resources. Our library contains a hybrid collection of printed course-related book materials, and other e-resources such as e-journals, e-books, & dissertations and technical reports of research organizations. The Library stays committed to work with objective of obtaining unavailable books requested and other materials from suppliers and provide info from inter-library exchanges.

The librarian is pleased to offer his expertise in answering your inquiries about any library-related issues and guides you start looking on the Library website that provides informative guidelines and answers to most of your frequently asked questions (FAQs).

We look forward to serving you and welcome your comments and suggestions.

Best wishes,

Mr Vital BENIMANA

vital.benimana@kccem.ac.rw

SERVICES

The KCCEM Library intends to give better services to its users in order to provide a conducive learning atmosphere.

  1. WORKING HOURS

The Library normally opens its doors to the public according to the following schedule:

Days Opening Hours Closing hours
Monday-Friday 07:00 am 09:00 pm
Saturday 08: 00 am 12:00 am
Weekends  08: 00 am 12:00 am
Public Holidays library is closed

On KCCEM festivities, the library will be closed up. Moreover, on the behalf and interest of the institution, the library may be suddenly closed.

Here are some of KCCEM library services to patrons:

  • Provide hard and electronic collections to the public
  • In situ consultation holding up
  • Collections Acquisition, classification and cataloging
  • Increase and update collections.
  1. ACCESSIBILITY

 The following persons are eligible to use KCCEM Library:

  • Registered KCCEM Students
  • KCCEM Staff (academic and research staff, administrative and technical staff) full or part time.
  • KCCEM Board Members
  • General public with permission from the librarian
  • The valid library ID card must be produced when borrowing and returning library items.
  • For general public, they are not allowed to take books away from the library.

 vision and mission of KCCEM library

   
Our Vision is always to satay as an innovative, focused, competitive and user-centered library service to all partners of KCCEM, and to be an excellent College library in Rwanda, Africa and in the world. Our Mission is always to provide quality, services and avail academic informative resources to KCCEM library users, that enhance teaching, learning, innovation and research activities.

 

KCCEM welcomes a diverse student body from many countries, professions, and educational backgrounds. To foster a positive and collaborative educational environment, the Student Code of Conduct has been developed and more so to guide students on expected behaviour during their enrolment at the College and their life as students of KCCEM.

It is KCCEM’s objective to promote equitable and consistent policies that specifically prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, tribe, sex, national origin, religion, age, political affiliation, or disability. The regulations in the Student Code of Conduct will help to provide equal opportunities for all students and an environment where all are free to access basic human rights, while guarantee freedom for other stakeholders in the KCCEM community.
Any students at KCCEM must accept and sign to be guided by this code of conduct during his stay at the college.

To see the list of books available in KCCEM Library Click: list of titles available

3.LIBRARY CONDUCT

Article 3 

  • Briefcases, handbags, heavy clothes and other suspect materials that may be used to conceal documents are not allowed in the library, they should be left at the entrance.
  • However, the library is not liable for any loss or damage that may occur in the process of using library services.
  • All persons leaving the library must show all their documents to the staff at the exit.
  • Order and silence must be maintained at all times in the library. Users of the KCCEM library services must respect the rights and privileges of all other users.
  • Smoking, eating, drinking and sleeping in the library is prohibited.
  • Ink bottles, paints and other materials which may accidentally damage library materials are not allowed into the library.
  • Stealing, attempting to steal, ripping, tearing pages from books or any of the library materials is an offense. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
  • Damage of library materials, equipment, property, or building is prohibited, and must be reported immediately to a member of library staff. Those responsible must pay for the damage.
  • Mobile phones and any other device likely to cause disturbances should not be used in the library unless put in the silent mode. Failure to do so will lead to the suspension from the library for two weeks.
  • The librarian reserves the right to stop any person from using library resources and equipment if there is evidence the person is misusing it.
  • Computers are provided for the purpose of academic activities. Anyone using it for any non-academic purposes shall be asked to leave the Library.
  • Abusive language or gestures, harassing or threatening behavior to the library staff and /or users is not acceptable.
  • An acceptable standard of personal hygiene is expected for all individuals. Unpleasant body odor, which may offend other individuals in the library, is considered unacceptable.

4.BORROWING PROCEDURES

Article 4

  • Before requesting a document, users are advised to consult the catalog to get bibliographical references. If a patron has difficulties to find the information, he/she may contact the librarian for help.
  • Most books in the library may be borrowed by authorized users for use outside the

library. To be allowed so, Patrons are requested leave /hand the library card to the librarian.

  • Reference books, Current periodicals, Rwanda Collection materials, Documents not yet cataloged and those put on reserve, should be consulted in place.
  • The person whose name under which an item is borrowed is responsible for its return. The borrowed books should be returned in two weeks. Renewals are allowed up to 2 times unless required by another borrower. The librarian reserves the right to recall any book before the date on which it is due.

5.OVERDUE FINES AND PENALTIES

Article 5

The following fines and penalties shall be imposed on those who will be breaking these rules and regulations:

 5.1 Students’ official documents, such as transcripts, certificates and recommendation letters will not be issued by the KCCEM unless library materials are recovered.

5.2 Fine imposed to loss or damage of library materials is calculated based on the value of the materials.