• The Library

About the Library

The University of Malawi Library supports the core and non-core functions of the university. The library is an integral part of the University’s mission which revolves around teaching, research and consultancy. This is in-line with the library’s primary objective of providing access to information resources, conservation and preservation of knowledge. The University of Malawi Library is located at the center of the teaching area of the campus, easily accessible to all members, who include staff, students and registered members of the community. 


To be a library with a global perspective, providing an excellent academic environment for learning, teaching, research and collaboration.


Provide quality information resources and services to support learning, teaching, research, and consultancy to the college and the wider community for the sustainable development of the country.


The library provides information services to library users within and outside the university community. These services include:

Lending of library materials,

Traditional and electronic reference services and selective dissemination of information (SDI).

Computers, printing and photocopying

Study spaces



Other services provided by the library include research, publication and consultancy, information literacy and computer training for library users and conference facilities.

Library Sections

The ground floor is where the Bindery is located.

Sections on the first floor include Periodicals, Acquisition and Technical Services. This floor also has the Reserve Counter—for particular college, United Nations and allied agencies publications, journals and periodicals.

The Law Section – which is a legal depository for materials on the Malawian legal system, government publications and documents affiliated to the governance and policy of the nation – is also on the first floor.

Lastly, this floor also houses the Malawiana section, which curates’ publications particular to Malawian scholarship (including Masters and PhD Theses by University of Malawi Staff), literature and history.  

The second floor of the library is home to the Reference and Circulation section which holds general and open shelves. Here the library provides access to both print and electronic information resources including number of print and electronic journals and books.


Know your Librarians

Mr. Brian Sitima-Ndau Librarian Head of Section

Mrs. Naomi Kachoka Reference and Circulation section

Mrs. Nancy Mpekansambo Head of Section Acquisition

Ms. Jessy Mphunda Head of Section Malawiana

Mr. Blessings Pitiry-Deliwe Katuma Head of Sections Technical Services and Periodicals