Department of Library and Information Studies
The Library of Tanzania Public Service College in Mtwara Campus was established in 2rd may 2013, under the former campus director Rajabu Milambo
Goals and ObjectivesThe main goal of TPSCs Library is to support teaching, research and consultancy in the College as well as at higher learning institutions and in the community. The objectives of the Library are to meet the information needs of the academic community by acquiring, processing, storing, preserving and disseminating relevant materials, managing an information database, educating and training library users on search, access and utilization of information services and providing practical training facilities for Students.
StructureThe Library is administratively under the Directorate of library and information Services. The directorate is made up of four service sections: Technical Services, Readers’ Services, Computer Section and Circulation
- The Technical Services Section - deals with organizing all acquired information resources by recording, classifying and cataloguing themBefore the reading material is made available for use on the stacks, it is technically processed in this Section
- Readers’ Reading Area - provides a quiet study space for students, it can accommodate over 70 students per session, and it is equipped with 9 tables which accommodates 72 chairs including the computer section chairs
- Circulation Section - issues and returns books that are handled with the help of computers. This Section is located at LEFT WING (Block C) on the First Floor; readers can get themselves enrolled as member of the Library. Library working hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
- Computer Section - this section is located in the Library at the left entrance. The section has four computers for users to access the internet, browsing different information material on line using different search engines e.g. Google, etc.and printer.