Central Library

The Rivers State University of Science and Technology Library grew from the College of Science and Technology Library established in 1970. It moved to its present accommodation in October 2002. The passage of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology bill 2017 necessitated our change in nomenclature to the Rivers State University Library. To date, three University Librarians have headed the library beginning with Jegekuma, A Ombu (1980-2003), Prof. Blessing Ahiauzu (2003-2017) and presently Dr. Jennifer N. Igwela (2017-date). Over the years, the Central Library of the Rivers State University coordinates the activities of the satellite libraries across the faculties for effective discharge of library and information services. In recent times, the central library has grown from the use of Manual Catalogue Cabinets to the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and presently our Modern Library Management System the READABLE installed in October 2018.  

Central Library

Duties and Responsibilities of the Unit

  • Attending to NUC accreditation teams and professional bodies during accreditation and resource verification exercise
  • Acquisition of current books and journals for the university library
  • Collection and development of learning and research materials for the university library
  • Provide general library services to students, staff and researchers
  • Cataloguing and classification of research materials
  • Conduct library orientation for  fresh and incoming students

Structure of the Unit

The library is organized into four (4) major divisions at present. The divisions are:

  • Administrative (Librarian’s office)
  • Collections Development
  • Technical Services
  • Readers services

A breakdown of the four (4) divisions other than the librarian’s office is as follows


  • Librarians office
  • Secretary to the University librarian
  • Finance Officer
  • PA to the University Librarian


  • Acquisition Section
  • Serials Section
  • Special Collections, Gift and Exchange Section
  • Bio-diversity (Bruce Powel Library) Section


  • Cataloguing & Classification Section
  • Bindery Section
  • Reprographic Services


  • Circulation Section
  • Reference Section
  • E-library Section
  • Satellite Library Section
  • Security/Janitor


Objectives of the Unit

Continuous improvement of the quality of teaching, learning research and community service(s) in the university through global access to current library and information resources.

Achievements of Unit

  • Our major achievement for the reporting period is the huge success recorded by the library during all accreditations and verification exercise by NUC and other professional bodies. The teams were highly impressed with the services and resources available in the library
  • Engaging staff on various training modules such as on Microsoft packages and professional ethics
  • Fumigation of the library
  • Successful migration from the old Curator to our newly installed library management system, the READABLE
  • Establishing online presence with our Institutional repository
  • Renewal of our customized Proquest and Ebrary online database
  • Maintenance of our computer system and network within the library
  • Improvement in our services to library users

Upcoming Events

  • Digitization of Masters and PhD Thesis and dissertations
  • Staff training of all library Staff on MS Office Application

Prospects of Unit

  • We are hopeful that more funds will be available for training and workshops to be organized  regularly in the library
  • It is our hope that the management will acquire more computers to enhance the quality of our services rendered in the E-library unit
  • We hope that the university management will subscribe to additional electronic data bases to further  broaden the scope of resources available to students and researchers in our library
  • More Librarians and library officers to attend the annual cataloging, classification and indexing workshop/seminar.
  • Professional to be invited to access the regular flooding of the basement with the prospect of putting a permanent end to the problem
  • We hope that funds for accreditation purposes can be released on time to enable us make adequate preparations before the accreditation.

Dr. Jennifer Ngozi Blessing Igwela (CLN)

Phone: 08063948870

Dr. Jennifer Ngozi B. Igwela (CLN) is an academic Librarian, an Associate Professor of Library and Information science as well as the University Librarian as appointed by the Governing Council of the Rivers State University in 2018.  She is responsible for the University Library and its entire network.  Dr. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree from the renowned Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Master’s degree from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom and PhD from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka all in Library and Information Science. In addition to her academic qualification, she is a Certified Librarian of the Librarian’s Registration Council of Nigeria. She has attended notable conferences and workshops in Nigeria, Africa, and Europe. She is a member of various professional bodies. She has written, authored, co-authored and published books, several articles in learned journals and presented papers in local and international conferences and workshops. She specializes and offer consultation services in Application of ICT in Library Operations, Reference Services, Collections Development, and Information Service Structures, Strategic Aspects of Information Literacy Development, and Library Information and knowledge Management.

NameRankArea Of SpecializationEmail
Dr. Mrs. Jennifer Ngozi IgwelaUniversity LibrarianAcademic Library
Dr. Sokari UwumaPrincipal LibrarianAcademic Library
Mr. Ndor Barivure M. Librarian IIAcademic Library
Ms Orubebe Ebiere DianaLibrarian IIAcademic Library
Mrs Kalu Dolly ChinwenduLibrarian IIAcademic Library Staff
Mr. Aken Barnabas Assistant LibrarianAcademic Library
Mrs Akobo Data IneDeputy Librarian (contract)Academic Library
Mrs Igben Mamerhi JosephinePrincipal Librarian (contract)Academic Library
Mr Batubo Friday BagshawPrincipal Librarian (contract)Academic Library
Mrs Harry MargretChief Library OfficerNon-Academic Library
Mr. Nkpurukwe Lawrence .W. Chief Library Officer
Mr. Orokor Shadrach .O A.Chief Library OfficerNon-Academic Library
Mr Oziezi Donald .T C. J.Chief Library OfficerNon-Academic Library Staff
Mr Taakpege BaribePrincipal Library OfficerNon-Academic Library Staff
Nkweke Justina GiftLibrary OfficerNon-Academic Library
Irechukwu Queen NHigher Library OfficerNon-Academic Library
Ajie AminatuHigher Library OfficerNon-Academic Library
Emeka Confidence RowlandHigher Executive OfficerNon-Academic Library StaffNo Email
Amadi BlessingHigher Executive OfficerNon-Academic Library
Tom CharityAssistant Chief Computer OperatorNon-Academic Library StaffNo Email
Walter Chiwike PrinceAssistant Executive OfficerNon-Academic Library StaffNo Email
Egumah suzzy OlayikwelleAdministrative officer II Non-Academic Library
Mr Ogwo Precious NdubuezeHigher Executive OfficerNon-Academic Library
Mr Ngbo Peter. BaridonHigher Executive OfficerNon-Academic Library StaffNo Email
Gogo NgorAsst.Chief System Analyst/ ProgrammerNon-Academic Library Staff
Wahua AgwaommaSenior System Analyst/ Programmer Non-Academic Library Staff
Mr Amakiri Perebo Principal System Analyst/ ProgrammerNon-Academic Library Staff
Ethel AlaliSenior AccountantNon-Academic Library Staff
Mrs Okemini Evelyn A.Library OfficerNon-Academic Library StaffNo Email
Mr Omu Anthony DickLibrary OfficerNon-Academic Library
Mrs Obilor Joy SmartLibrary OfficerNon-Academic Library
Mrs Poloma Edna AdanneLibrary OfficerNon-Academic Library
Ms Ododo Cosmos OsarokoteLibrary OfficerNon-Academic Library Staff
Mrs Douglas CharityLibrary OfficerNon-Academic Library
Mr Kenoye George WisdomLibrary OfficerNon-Academic Library Staff
Mr Oruwari Asisaye HopeSenior Library
Mr Barimon Stanley NiabariHigher Library Officer
Mrs Emman-Nwonkwo HelenLibrary OfficerNo Email
Ms Micah Nyimaka Library OfficerNo Email
Mrs Eleonu ComfortHead CleanerNo Email
Mrs Orji EdithHead CleanerNo Email
Ms Ajaami JennyHead CleanerNo Email
Ms Onyige Ngozi Head CleanerNo Email
Christian BoyHead cleanerNo Email
Nnokam NyebuchiLibrary assistantNo Email
Akujuru ConfidenceConfidential SecretaryNo Email
Okabie HelenClerical officerNo Email
Wami chiomaClerical officerNo Email
Okechukwu PeterBindery AssistantNo Email
Pie PatienceCleanerNo Email