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THE LIBRARY DEPARTMENT

The Institute has a well equipped library with the latest reading materials and enough seating capacity for 200+ learners. The library caters for both the lecturers, student and support staff. It is located in a quiet and serene part of the institute that is condusive for reading.The department is experienced and is always in hand to guide and point the way.

The library started in the year 1978 when the institution was a trade school by then, later it was elevated to technical school and later to the technical training institute. As it kept on to be upgraded, procurement of new library materials were added to carter for new courses which were introduced. in 2019, the library was placed under the directorate of library services that is managed by a director who also serves as the institutes chief Librarian

OPENING HOURS

Monday – Friday 8.00 am – 9.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Public Holidays Closed
LIBRARY LOCATION

The location of the library building is in a central place of the institution easily accessible to all users.
BOOKS

There are three categories of books i.e

Reference Books
Short Loan Books
Normal Loan Books

REFERENCE BOOKS

These are books which are only used in the library
SHORT LOAN BOOKS

These are books which are loaned for a period of three days
NORMAL LOAN BOOKS

These are books which are loaned for a period of two weeks.
ARRANGEMENT OF BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY

Books are arranged according to Dewey Decimal classification Scheme with the Call Numbers marked on the spine of each and every book.
MEMBERSHIP

For one to be a member she/he must be a bonafide student / staff of OTTI, and must have a bar coded college ID Card.

RUNNING OF THE LIBRARY

Currently the library is fully automated whereby a computerized library system is used. Each an every book in the library has an individual barcode which has been generated by the library staff. We have a total of over six thousand volumes of books which comprises Engineering books, i.e Mechanical (Automotive, Building and Welding), Business books, Computer books, Medical Laboratory books, Pharmacy, Institutional Management books among others.

Library Staff

                    

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