Tuesday, December 6, 2011


RUN Library Management is excited to announce that the subscription to EBSCO Host services has been renewed and access to Business Source Premier restored. This took effect from December and would last till December 2012.
The database hosts both back issues and current editions of journals in:
  • accounting
  • econmics
  • management
  • behavioural sciences
  • mathematical sciences
  • tourism and Logistics
  • etc.
A substantial number of these journals are in full text. You may visit the Virtual Library to collect the access codes to the database and other details.

Please use the database for more research and academic productivity in order to justify the financial resources deployed to renew the subscription.


Saturday, October 1, 2011


In August, 2011 RUN Library migrates its bibliographic records from the former Portal systems to Koha Integrated Library systems. Koha is an open source software which has capacity to support the main operations and services of the library.

RUN Library was attracted to the system because of its wide adoption amongst Nigerian library community. This was considered a major plus because the library would have opportunity to compare notes with other libraries using the software. Another attraction to the system is its seamless integration of the modules. With this attribute, data would only be entered once and viewed in all other modules.

Similarly, Koha is user friendly and users need little training to use the system. Just like any other web-based resource, it is self-instructive and highly flexible. Koha is Web 2.0 compliant, hence very interactive and supportive of social networking like Facebook and Twitter do. To cap it all, Koha requires no subscription and no special training.

All library records are now accessible through the new library management system.Users are enjoined to access the records at http:/ to view the library catalog.  The catalog supports both basic and advanced searching, using parameters like title, author and publishers to mention but a few. Likewise, it is possible to search by format of information and storage medium. Presently, there are about 483 e-books in various disciplines uploaded to the system that can be read in full text.

Visit the site today and enjoy library services in a better dimension. For more inquiries, contact Mr. A. A. Adeleke in the library on intercom number 3907.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


As part of efforts to support learning and teaching activities of its patrons, RUN Library operates a multimedia unit that provides access to the following:
  • Books on various subjects in videos and audios;
  • Manuals, handbooks and lecture notes on various disciplines in videos and audios;
  • Computer application software such as SPSS, MATLAB, etc;
  • Maps, charts, visuals, and drawings.
  • Internet access to full-text online bibliographic databases.
The unit opens between 8.00am and 5.00pm from Monday to Friday.  You may contact Mr. A.A. Adeleke or call Intercom extension 3907 for further information on services rendered at the unit.
Please exploit these opportunities to enhance your productivity.

Monday, May 16, 2011

RUN Library Launches E-Past Question Paper Bank

RUN Library announces the launch of an electronic past question paper bank created for the purpose of:
  • protecting the physical integrity of the past question papers;
  • providing easier and more convenient access to the question papers; and
  • reducing staff-user friction at the Circulation Desk.
The facility is a repository of past examinations question papers of RUN examinations from 2006 to date.  The documents are digitized and archived in portable document format PDF) and can be accessed via RUN Intranet and the Internet.  The link on the intranet is and on the Internet is http://www.run.edu.ng/Digital_Library.

Users should follow the instructions on the site for optimum satisfaction.  In case of missing past questions in the bank, you could inform the library of the course code so we can locate it and include same in the repository.  Please note that we only digitized what was available in the library.

Please endeavour to use the facility and give us a feedback of your experience.  You may send your comments and complaints to runlibrary@gmail.com or erinfaith10@yahoo.com.


Friday, May 6, 2011

EBSCOHost Subscription Expires May 31, 2011

RUN Library’s subscription to EBSCOHost databases would expire on May 31, 2011.  The library plans to suspend subscriptions renewal till August 2011when a better deal would be struck with EBSCOHost owners through the NULIB Consortium.  This arrangement promises to reduce subscriptions cost and to provide access to more subject databases than we have presently.

In the light of this, the library implores its patrons to use the databases as much as they can before the subscription expires.  The library also regrets any inconvenience this development might cause patrons.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

JSTOR Training Webinars

JSTOR, a not-for-profit service that enables discovery, access, and preservation of scholarly content, organizes webinars intended for librarians, faculty, and staff. 

One of such webinars comes up on May 18, 2011at 5.00 pm - 6:00pm Nigeria time. This webinar will show you how to use the JSTOR interface to search, browse, manage citations and alerts, and download articles. It will cover what's new as well.


The webinar is free but you need to register. You will need a computer with online access, a telephone or computer speakers, and the permissions to download a small software file.



Faculty members are encouraged to attend this online forum.  You may contact Mr. Adeleke for further details.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Interactive Sessions on Web-based Information Resources

The Information Literacy unit of RUN library is organizing special interactive sessions on the use of Web-based information resources for lecturers in the University.  Web-based information resources are information sources and materials available via the World Wide Web. These include electronic journals, books, databases, catalogues, directories and indexes.
The changing forms and formats of information resources occasioned by emerging and evolving computer tools and technologies have necessitated this development.  The interactive sessions are meant to acquaint participants with the workings of such Web-based resources accessible via RUN computer networks.
The venue for the sessions is the Virtual Library.   Please find below the time-table for the sessions.

Chemical sciences, Physical sciences
10 am – 12 pm
Tourism & Transport Management, Political science
2 pm – 4 pm
Economics & Business studies, Financial Studies
10 am – 12 pm
Mathematical sciences, Biological sciences
2 pm – 4 pm
Behavioural studies, Mass communication
10 am – 12 pm
English, History & Int. Relations, Theatre Art
2 pm – 4 pm

In case you consider this arrangement inconvenient for your department please feel free to make a better one and communicate same to the University Librarian for a reschedule.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

National Universities Commission Bulletin

National Universities Commission (NUC) releases a weekly newsletter titled "NUC Bulletin" every Monday.
The bulletin usually features news items on activities, events, policies and programmes of the Commission that could be a veritable source of information to RUN community.
Interested users can access the newsletter at www.nuc.edu.ng/pages/bulletins.asp

Free-Trial Access to Bentham Science Journals

Bentham Science Publishers has granted RUN Library a 2-month free trial access to its online journals.
Bentham Science publishes about 111 journals in biomedical, medical and pharmaceutical sciences and all these are available in full text in the trial access.
The access is IP-based, therefore, there is no need for any access codes.  However, users' computer must be within RUN IP range for exploitation.
Interested users can visit Bentham Science Publishers' website at http://www.benthamdirect.org/ to see the resources.
For further information, please contact Mr. A. Adeleke or Mr. Robinson Oturugbum in the library or call intercom number 3907.  The access will end on May 21, 2011.
This information should be of particular interest to students and lecturers in the College of Natural Sciences.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Arrivals

The under listed items have just arrived and available for use in the Serials/Documents Unit of the Library:
  • RUN Quarterly Research seminars and workshops Volume 1-3
  • RUN Weekly Bulletin
  • Bulletin of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
Interested users may contact the Serials/ Documents Librarian, Mrs. P. Adeniran on Intercom number 2454.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Access to the Online Library of Thomson Learning

RUN Library hereby announces to its users a 120-day free access to the Online Library of Thomson Learning.
Thomson Learning is a world acclaimed publisher that produces books and journals in every known discipline. 
The Publisher accompanies every book it publishes with a pass code to access an online library it maintains. The online library is meant for the INFOTRAC College edition of all books published by Thomson.
Recently, your library acquired some books published by Thomson on the INFOTRAC College Edition label and as a result have access to the Online Library for 120 days.
To access the e-resource please follow the steps below:
           user name = runlibrary
           password = RUNLIBRARY
  • Search the database for articles that are related to your discipline from relevant journals.
The online library is available 24/7, has over 20 million articles from nearly 6000 journals, and updated daily with over 20 years of content.
For further information, you may contact Mr. A.A. Adeleke in the library or call 3907 on RUN Intercom.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Adjusted Opening Hours

As part of its support role to learning, teaching and research, the library has adjusted its opening hours to assist student patrons who may like to study and prepare for semester examinations.
The new opening hours are presented below:

Days                                Opening time                          Closing time

Mondays - Firidays           8.00 am                                 11.00 pm

Saturdays                          8.00 am                                 2.00 pm

Sundays                            5.00 pm                                11.00 pm

Public Holidays                 closed                                     closed

This adjustment is meant for examination period only and has taken effect since January 26, 2011.  We implore our patrons to take note of this development and make good of it.

Elsevier Journals stll accessible through HINARI

RUN Library hereby dispells the assertion that Elsevier Journals are no longer accessible through the HINARI database.  Some members of the academic staff brought this to our notice and we have since confirmed it to be untrue.
We have the understanding that if such major change would be effected, HINARI would before-hand inform its subscribers which cut across over 4800 institutions registered in 105 countries around the globe.
We have tried downloading successfully articles from journals published by Elsevier via  HINARI after the news.  However, we advise our patrons to carefully study the access policy of each journal as negotiated with HINARI  by the publishers because such policy would determine the availability of a journal article in full text.
In case you experience any further challenge you may contact Mr. A.A. Adeleke at the Information Literacy unit of the library for assistance.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Binding Services in RUN Library

RUN Library gleefully announces to its users that they can now do their binding jobs in the library.  This development should particularly delight project students because they can now bind their final projects at cheaper cost than elsewhere as it costs N1500 to bind four (4) copies irrespective of size or number of pages.
The service is also open to other members of Redeemer's University and RCCG Camp communities who may want to mend books, Bibles, hymn books, and other worn materials.
We guarantee quality and affordable services to all our prospective patrons.  You can contact the Circulation Librarian for further details. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Welcome to RUN Library Blog

RUN Library is elated to announce the launch of its weblog. The blog promises to intimate users of the library with news, events, activities and latest development in the library as regularly as necessary.
Users can access first-hand information about new arrivals, new technologies and new services of the library.
Also, users can freely make comments and offer suggestions on the library's operations and services via this blog for better performance with the assurance that every comment and suggestion would be addressed promptly.
Please feel free to visit the blog and be properly informed about RUN Library.