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Dr. OKPALA Angela Ebele

University Librarian’s Welcome Address
I heartily welcome our distinguished clients to National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Library. It is pertinent to inform you that NOUN library is a hybrid service delivery library with about twenty-seven (27) study centre libraries including regional libraries. In addition, NOUN has central library (Gabriel Afolabi Ojo Central Library) located at headquarters in Jabi, Abuja. Also at the headquarters there are eight (8) faculty libraries

The library collection consists of both print and electronic resources. Similarly, the library uninterruptedly subscribes to some library databases such as lawpavilion, Jstor, Sciencedirect etc annually.

Our esteemed users can access any of the libraries between the hours of 8:00 – 16:00 Monday-Friday. Meanwhile, the E-resources are available to users at their convenience. Access details can be obtained from any of the study centre libraries.

Thank you for visiting our library. Kindly click on the link below to watch the library orientation video http://youtu.be/ZfKHs3TQHGw . You can also contact us on any of the following social media handles

Facebook: https://facebook.com/NOUNlib.ng 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/NOUNlibrary 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NOUNLIB1 

University Librarian’s Name: Dr. OKPALA Angela Ebele

Brief history of NOUN Library: National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) library was established in 2007 with seating capacity of about forty-eight (48). Library operations in NOUN commenced at Lagos liaison office which was formally NOUN headquarters before the headquarters was moved to Abuja in year 2016. The movement of NOUN headquarters to Abuja automatically necessitated the movement of the central library alongside. The new central library (Gabriel Afolabi Ojo Central Library) was commissioned on the 9th February, 2021 and formally opened for operation on 4th July, 2021.

The size of the Central Library is with seating capacity of about 650. The central library is a  beehive of activities as it coordinates the activities of the zonal, faculties and study centre libraries.

Organizational structure: the University librarian is the overall head of the entire library system. There are other professionals, para-professionals and supportive staff for the smooth running of the library. The library system consist of

  • Central library (Gabriel Afolabi Ojo Central Library)
  • Zonal Libraries
  • Faculty Libraries
  • Study centre libraries

Vision: To provide first class information services that will enable and enhance all forms of research, the pursuit of knowledge and contribute to the development of the society.

Mission: To deliver world class library and information services to meet the needs of the local, national, international scholarly community, support the university’s mission and contribute to the development of society through the pursuit of teaching, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Library Services

Reference services

User education service

Current awareness services (CAS)

Lending services

Selective dissemination of information (SDI)

Referral services

Literature search


  • Production of library orientation video
  • Embedding library databases and Open Educational Resources (OER) on student’s virtual learning environment to support the student learning at their own pace and location.
  • Setting up faculty of education library at the headquarters
  • Setting up regional library in Kaduna to serve other northwest NOUN libraries
  • Annual Subscription of E- resources (Databases) such as: Ebscohost, Sciencedirect and Jstor.
  • Deployment of 60 all in one desktop to Gabriel Afolabi Ojo and Faculty virtual library
  • Setting up of newly constructed Gabriel Afolabi Ojo Central Library complex
  • Local Area Networking (LAN) of Gabriel Afolabi Ojo Central Library complex
  • Deployment of language laboratory at Gabriel Afolabi Ojo Central Library


Staff members (Ranks, Email)






Okpala Angela Ebele

University Librarian



Afolabi Abdulsalam Niyi

Librarian II



Jameelah R.S. Abdulrahman

Assistant Librarian



James Akoji Sylvester

Assistant Librarian



Rikweka Essien Nyong

Assistant Librarian



Damilola M. Ogunleye

Library Officer



Binta Abdullahi Yarima

Senior Library Officer


Administrative Staff in Library


Emem Peter Umoh

Principal Conf. Secretary I



Clement Onwu Adah

Admin. Officer 1



Patience Sado Lawani

Snr. Sec. Assistant



Agnes Nkanu Peter

Clerical Officer



Damaris Jimoh

Snr. Clerical Officer



Usman Yahaya

Chief Artisan


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