Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) library is known as Rode Cecil Ibru library. The library was named after the youngest son of the founder and co-founder of MCIU, Chief (Dr.) and Dr. (Mrs.) Ibru. As the central research and information Centre, Rode Cecil Ibru Library serves the students, staff and faculty of MCIU. It is the basic and significant bibliographical organ of support to the academic programs of the University. It serves as a support not only to teaching, but also to research and development activities. As a provider of scholarly information resources to the MCIU community, the library works with faculty members and students in the discovery, use and management of information that support their research, teaching and learning. As a major player in an academic community like MCIU, we develop unique collections and programs that directly support intellectual activities. We advocate for open and enduring access to resources; dedicated and responsive to the needs of our community; partner with users to drive innovation and advance scholarship to address grand challenges. We also strive to reflect our community by embracing the diversity of people and ideas. . To achieve this, we remove every barrier between information resources and users. We provide equitable access to well acquired and organized information in an atmosphere that is conducive for research and intellectual development. The main library is well arranged and can accommodate 200 students at a time.

To cater for different categories of users’ information needs and embrace the changes in the ICT, Rode Cecil Ibru Library acquires information materials in both print and electronic formats. This is also done to cater for preferred choice of information formats by the users. At present, the library holds 6,500 volumes of collections, and still growing, as a living organism. These collections are made up of both reference and non-reference materials. Presently, the library has the following Sections: Technical Section, Circulation Unit, Reference and Serials Section, Reserve and Special Collection Section, and E-library Section. After registration, users are allowed to borrow books for specified days.

To ensure easy accessibility and retrieval of information resources from the shelves, the library uses library of congress (LC) Classification Scheme. Meanwhile, other electronic information resources may be accessed through the library database; Ebscohost, Proquest, Hinari, Ardi, etc. and on Moodle Learning Management, a centralized e-learning management system that enables the students and lecturers store data, manage and track assignments, imparting trainings, accessing the online courses anytime and anywhere. With the Moodle, lecturers can deliver lecture materials to their students irrespective of their location securely. Our e-library is fully air-conditioned and stocked with 100 computers that are fully connected to the internet. This service affords users opportunity to access and download various electronic materials like e-books, journals, and videos. The library also subscribes to e-resources/databases to ensure research is well supported within the university community


The vision of Rode Cecil Ibru Library is to be the primary and foremost source/vessel of reliable information in order to equip the members of the University Community in its quests to realize its noble vision concerning teaching, research and community services.


Mission of the library is to work towards empowering students and communities with effective and relevant information resources and services through functional education services that will guarantee reduction of poverty

Circulation Unit

This is the first point of contact with users; it is likened to reception area in hotels. This is where questions such as who, what, when, where could be answered. This section of the library is involved in carrying out responsibilities such as registration of users, charging and discharging of loan records as well as overseeing bibliographical services to users.

Reserve Section /Special collection

Books, student’s project work, corporate and government documents that are in heavy demand with limited copies or recommended by lecturers are carefully reserved here. This is to ensure that all readers have equal access and guiding against act of monopoly, these books are expected to be returned promptly. Books here cannot be taken out of the library and the shelf areas are highly restricted to readers’ access, in other words, books are given to readers on request.

Reference/Serials Section

This is where reference and Serials materials such as encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus newspapers, magazines etc. are consulted. The library is making concerted effort to improve on current journals. Current journals are displayed alongside other, old, local and international journals. They are arranged alphabetically by title on the shelves. Old issues are kept in this unit for retrospective use.

Technical Section

This is an area that deals with Selection, acquisition, processing and other activities that bothered on information material handling and administration.

E- Library Section

This unit of the library provides registered users with internet facilities and information from online databases such as EBSCOhost, Hinari etc.

Library Services

With the availability of quality information resources, the following information services are currently rendered in the library:

  • Circulation services
  • Reference and literature searching services
  • User education
  • Information literacy services
  • Current awareness services (CAS)
  • Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
  • Reprographic services
  • E-Library services
  • Information processing services
Library Rules


  1. University Community members are to participate in registration exercise in order to be admitted into the library.
  2. In addition to members of the University Community, the following persons may be granted permission and admitted to the Library, but may not borrow books.
  3. Any persons over 18 years who are engaged in private study or research, if supported by appropriate evidence of academic standing and fitness for admission.
  4. Undergraduates of other Universities in Nigeria, if supported by appropriate recommendations. No card is issued to this category of users and they cannot borrow out any library material.

Behaviour in the Library

  1. Silence should be maintained in the Library.
  2. Readers must present their University Identity Card for inspection if requested by a member of the Library staff or University Security Unit.
  3. Remove personal items while leaving the Library.
  4. Please treat Library materials, equipment, and furniture with care.
  5. Charging of phones, Laptops and other mobile electronic devices in the Library is strictly at owner’s risks.
  6. Do not shelf books yourself after use. Leave them on the tables to be shelved by the Library staff.
  7. No user shall borrow a book without presenting a library card at the Circulation Desk.
  8. Readers’ Cards are not transferable (between readers).
  9. The use of laptop computers and other mobile devices is permitted in the Library if they are quiet in operation. Users of such equipment may be required to work in specified areas or to stop using a computer if it constitutes a distraction to other readers.
  10. Bags, cases, photocopying devices, and similar personal belongings are not allowed into the Library.
  11. Bottles of ink, correction fluid, and other potentially damaging substances shall not be taken into the Library shelves.
  12. No drink of any sort is allowed in the shelf area, Documents and Special Collections Section, Open and Quiet Spaces and Computer Laboratory.
  13. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.
  14. Library staff is empowered to stop any activity in the Library which they consider hazardous to the safety, well-being, or security of readers or Library staff or to the preservation of the collections.

Lending Policy


  1. All borrowable library books shall be presented at the Circulation Desk with the school identification card or library card.
  2. Any borrower who fails to return a book in accordance with the Library rule which states “book should be returned on or before the expected day of return” shall be liable to a fine of fifty (50) Naira for each day that elapses before the book is returned. Where a borrowed book is lost, the borrower shall duly communicate this to the University Librarian and the replacement cost paid.
  3. Works of reference, Documents and Special Collections, Theses, may not be borrowed except by the special permission of the University Librarian or a person appointed by him/her, but may be consulted in any of the reading spaces of the Library.

Use of Library materials

  1. The marking and defacing of any Library materials is forbidden.
  2. All persons borrowing Library materials, for use within the Library, shall produce evidence of identity at the time of borrowing.
  3. Use of University Library’s ICT facilities is governed by the Rules made by the E –Library Section of the University Library.
  4. The terms of licenses for electronic journals, electronic books, and online databases (e-resources) permit full access only to current staff and students of the University.


Ibru Village
Agbarha – Otor
Ughelli North
Delta State