Tekena Tamuno Library
Tekena Tamuno Library (TTL) is the academic Library of the Redeemer’s University, Ede and is rich in recent and current information resources carefully selected to support the teaching, learning and research mandates of students and staff of the University. Faculty libraries also exist to serve professional programmes in the Faculties of Law, Engineering and Basic Medical Sciences as their accreditation bodies require.
The library uses Koha Integrated Library System to manage its routines, including Cataloguing and Circulation. It also deploys DuraSpace to manage its institutional repository. There are skilled and resourceful staff at all cadres to implement its processes and activities efficiently.
The vision is to be the hub of quality access to information in various formats to support teaching, learning and research within and outside Redeemer’s University with a mission to serve as a gateway to the latest information resources needed by the University staff and students, irrespective of location, to enhance learning, teaching and research promptly and cost-effectively.
Membership is open to all registered students and staff with current ID Cards. TTL permits students and staff of other institutions who hold current ID cards of such institutions to use its facilities for reference only. However, the library requires that visiting users provide introduction letters, preferably from their library’s head, before access. Special privileges are accorded to members of the RCCG mission and the public with genuine needs to use the library.
OUR COLLECTIONS: TTL has an ever-increasing collection currently with 35,000 books and over 300 titles of recent and back issues of periodicals on all academic programmes in the University.
We have a commemorative collection in honour of the Visitor to the University and General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye which was unveiled to celebrate the Visitor’s 80th birthday in May 2022. The collection contains all publications about, by, for and on Pastor Adeboye, his life, ministry and sundry subjects. It also holds publications and documents on Christian Religion Studies and Church History. The name of the collection unit is Adeboye Collection and Research Room.
TTL also holds Late Professor Olusanya’s collection, which contains published and unpublished works on history, politics, international relations, public administration and others. The exhibition is a bequeath from Chief Mrs. Olusanya and is currently stacked in the Reference Services Unit.
Apart from the physical collection, TTL also provides access to millions of electronic resources in open access and proprietary information databases, which are accessible to library users on and off campus. The library manages an institutional repository that houses published and unpublished works from the University. It also contains past questions of all the examinations conducted at the University since 2006. The repository is a self-archiving system tagged RUN Institutional Repository (RUNIR).
OUR SERVICES: There are seasoned librarians and experienced support staff who render both regular and specialized library services to meet the information needs of our patrons. Other services rendered by TTL are Reservation, Document Delivery, and Interlibrary Loan Service. TTL also renders fee-paying information services such as bindery, reprographics and printery services. Student projects, dissertations and theses are mandatorily bound by the Bindery Unit of TTL to ensure quality and uniformity.
The virtual library is an e-library where patrons can access myriads of academic information materials from open internet sources and subscription-based databases. The e-library has 30 internet-ready computer workstations mapped to a network printer for users to print documents from their desktops at a fee.
Users of the virtual services can also access the e-library from the comfort of their homes, offices, hostels and off-campus because the access codes to the electronic databases are available to every member of the university community. There is also a specialized virtual services librarian skilled to assist users to maximise the benefits of the library.
Some electronic databases available include:
TTL lends out its borrowable materials, such as books, according to categories of users. Only students and staff of Redeemer’s University may borrow such materials from the library. Searching and retrieval of materials from the library is made easy by the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) system of the Koha Integrated Library System. You will find OPAC stands in the reception lobby and other strategic locations in the library. The table below shows the types of readers, the number of loans they may have and the duration allowable for the loans.
Type of Reader
Number of Loans
Duration of Loan in Weeks