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History & Philosophy of NOUN Library


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.


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.

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

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