HISTORY

The LAMU Library was opened with two metal trunks of books donated by WHO. The library was established in a classroom; within a short time the opposite classroom was opened as an IT Lab which was controlled by the library. With the exponential growth of the University, two classrooms were converted as reading rooms, which were supervised by the Library staff.

However, these eventually became overcrowded and overused. Due to the high demand for Medical Education, there was a need to build a new large Library; the project was worked on quickly and the main Chalala Library was opened in 2016. LAMU now has five libraries at all of its 5 campuses; Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Chalala Main, Medicine and Surgery, Health Sciences and Radiograpy.

MISSION

The Lusaka Apex Medical University Library aims to contribute to the supply of high-quality medical information materials to it's students and staff. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • ·         Reference Services
  • ·         Lending services

·   Internet services- all the libraries have computers which are connected with fast internet that are available for the students and other library clients to use for study, research and accessing electronic materials.

  • ·         User education
  • ·         Research support
  • ·         Online Resources such as E journals and E books

 

LIBRARY SCHEDULE  

Main Campus Library (Chalala Library)

Term Time

Day

Open

Close

Monday to Friday

07:00

19:00

Saturday

09:00

16:00

Sunday

09:00

16:00

Public Holidays

09:00

16:00

 

Vacation

Day

Open

Close

Monday to Friday

08:00

17:00

Saturday

Closed

 

Sunday

Closed

 

Public Holidays 

Closed

 

 

Other Libraries (Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Radiography and Health Sciences)

Day

Open

Close

Monday to Friday

08:00

17:00

Saturday

Closed

 

Sunday

Closed

 

Public Holidays 

Closed

 

Vacation

08:00

 17:00

 

LIBRARIES AND COLLECTIONS

The Lusaka Apex Medical University (LAMU) operates a library at each of its faculties to support Training, Learning, Curricula and Academic Research of the university students, faculty and staff, it has five faculty libraries which include the following

 Chalala Main Library


The Central Library is located at the main campus in Hillview Park, Chalala, Plot Number 12681, Kasama Road. It provides Nursing materials and Premedical sciences, which include: advanced level Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. It has a collection of 2,300 books; being the Central Library, it also houses information materials for Pharmacy, Radiography, Health Sciences and Medicine. It is open to LAMU students from all faculties for reading and research.

 Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dietetics Library

Pharmacy Library is located at Tick College Plot Number 923m, Kasama Road. It provides materials for the Faculty of Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dietetics; Diploma Nursing students are also based at this centre and it has a collection of 792 books.

 

Medicine and Surgery Campus Library

Mutandwa Library is located in Roma Township Plot Number 35 Mutandwa Road and it serves the information needs of the Faculty of Medicine. It has a collection of 1500 materials, which includes books, Journals and Compact Disks.

Health Sciences Library

Foxdale Library is located in Foxdale along  Zambezi Road. It is based at the Faculty of Health Sciences, it provides materials for Degree in Environmental Health, Master of Public Health, Diploma and Degree in Physiotherapy

 Radiography Library

Radiography Library is located at the Faculty of Radiography located at Plot Number 6867, Olympia, Chainama Road. It provides materials for Diagnostic Radiography and Master of Medicine in Radiology.

 

Contacts

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone Numbers: +260 966 251 416/ +260 975 793 484

Email Address: library@lamu.edu.zm