Our Services

Loan Request

  • Loan Request Service

    Borrowing privileges for circulating books and other library resources applies to duly registered library users ONLY. While circulating books are available for open shelf retrievals, books in closed access areas are available for users who wishes to use such materials within the library. There are two categories of loan: short-term loan and long-term loan.


    All circulating resources are available for long term loan.


    Interlibrary loan is available for both print and electronic materials.

  • short TERM LOAN

    Resources available for short-term loan include: Reserved Book Room collection, Journals and other Periodicals, Reference Materials, Audio-Visual Collection, Theses and Dissertations, Archival and Special Collections, Government Publications and Newspapers, Past Examination Question Papers, and Laptop.

Reference Service

  • Reference service

    Our library provides in-person and e-reference services through Chat-A-Librarian live chat; Email and Zoom virtual meetings. To schedule zoom virtual meeting, please contact the Reference Librarian on the phone number 09063969206 or send email to: library@unilag.edu.ng

  • chat-a-librarian

    The library offers help through the Chat-a-Librarian service where patrons have access to librarians’ help real time through a virtual chat. The link to the service is available on https://library.unilag.edu.ng/library- news/item/28-whatsapp-a-librarian The hours for the Chat-a-Librarian service is Monday - Friday (except on holidays):  9am - 6pm. The turnaround time for response to any enquiry is 4 hours.

Document Delivery

  • Document Delivery

    Request library materials - from books (up to 20%), periodicals to special collections - and we will digitize and send by email.

  • response time

    Scans are delivered within five (5) working days.

  • how it works

    All Scan & Deliver requests must be placed by completing the request form here


    Notification will be sent to you by e-mail.

Support for Users with Disabilities

The University Library renders inclusive library services to users with disabilities. Our service offering

  • Provision of assistive tools on students’ personal devices
  • Scan and convert course materials to braille or audio
  • Transcription and conversion of resources to accessible format
  • Editing of materials in accessible formats
  • Research Assistance (For in-depth research assistance, students are expected to book appointment with the
    Reference/Faculty Liaison Librarians.
  • Reader Assistance (reading citation, abstracts, and other materials)
  • Continuous library orientation and information literacy programme
  • Extended loan periods
  • Provision of document delivery service
  • Provision of appropriate accommodation (a Visually Impaired Resource Centre)
  • Provision of ramps for users on wheel chair.


The University Library has a well-established bindery that offers high standard binding services to staff, students, academic departments and private clients.