The Library

VISION

To be a leading academic library that provides access to all types of information resources and services efficiently in response to users information needs.

MISSION

To provide access to resources, knowledge, information, and ideas for the intellectual inquiry of students, faculty and staff, support the instructional program.

KTTI library operates at the modern trends of education in order to develop critical thinking for individuals who should prove to be self-reliant in all spheres of human life.

The library consists of trio i.e. the books, readers and the librarian. The librarian is properly called the matchmaker of the beautiful bride- the book and the curious bridegroom- the reader, with the help of the laws of library science which continually goad him to achieve the ideal set before him. This is as mentioned bellow for comprehending the proper place of library in the realm of education:-

1. Books are for use(not for preservation)

2. Every reader His/Her books.

3. Every book its reader

4. Save the time of the reader

5. Library is a growing organism.

The library faces the main gate of the institute and is known as the Kaiboi T.T.I Library. It was established the year 1969 since then the library has grown as a center for global information access and dissemination. It is currently a 300 sitter library fully equipped. The Library runs through the automated library management system.

The library provides and disseminates information for academic excellence and self empowerment of our students.

The library provides information and library services for the entire Institute and the surrounding community from the secondary schools, primary schools and other institutions. The library has rich collection of information resources in both print and electronic formats. The electronic formats may be accessed at fully equipped cyber cafe located within the library. The library offers personalized services to our users.

Library services

Issues

KTTI students are always allowed to borrow one book at a time while lecturers are allowed to borrow up to a maximum of 3 books for a period of 2weeks.

CD-ROMs

CD-ROM refers to Compact Discs - Read Only Memory. CD-ROM is a storage medium that stores large amounts of information in a digital format that it is accessed optically via digital translation devices such as computer systems.Currently some books are available in hard and soft copy and is available to be used within the library.

THE INTERNET

The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. The Internet carries a vast array of information resources and services, most notably the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (www) and the infrastructure to support electronic mail (email).

CURRENT AWARENESS SERVICES-(CAS)

This is a system for notifying users on a periodic basis of the acquisition, by a central file or library bulletin board, of information (mostly literature) which should be of interest to the user. The role of CAS is to:  Alert users to new books or journal material received in the library.

SELECTIVE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION - (SDI)

SDI is a current awareness system which alerts you to the latest publications in your specified field(s) of interest. Selective Dissemination of Information assists user in keeping up-to-date current literature in particular subject areas an also help users cope with information overload.

 Information Sources

Kenyan Writers

This consists of material produced inKenya, those published by Kenyans as well as those onKenya

Africana

This is a collection of material on the rest ofAfrica

General Reference

Documents in this section consist of encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, year books, atlas and other materials.

Special Collections

The Library stocks collections in specific subject areas or by specific institutions e.g.

Publications of international organizations

Information on electronic format

Newspapers, magazines and other several publications

K.T.T.I Library Rules and Regulations

The concept of Rules and Regulations is to facilitate equitable access and use as well as care of the Library IMs necessitating an element of fines. Hence, the library promotes conducive environment for study and research.

  1. Only registered members of KTTI are allowed to borrow information materials.
  2. Please maintain acceptable behavior in the library
  3. Eating, drinking and smoking is prohibited in the library
  4. Materials borrowed must be promptly returned to the library
  5. Briefcases, bags and overcoats should not be brought to the library, otherwise the will be subjected to scrutiny before leaving the library.
  6. All persons leaving the library must declare their possession at the circulation desk before moving out of the library.
  7. Please do not reshelf books you have used. Leave them on the reading carrels.
  8. Books noted lying on the table for more than thirty minutes will be removed by the librarian
  9. Issued books should not be brought back to be read from the library, unless returning them.
  10. Reference past papers, newspapers and short loan materials should be read within the library
  11. The librarian has the authority to withdraw permission for use of library from any member who has shown disregard to the rules and regulations.
  12. Use of mobile phones in the library is prohibited. Switch off or activate the silent mode only.
  13. Reservation/booking of reading carrels is not allowed.
  14. Graffiti-writing on the walls, carrels is not allowed.
  15. List of shame for offenders will be posted and disciplinary measures will be taken against such offenders.
  16. Loose and hanging shirts, blouses and T-shirts must be tacked in.
  17. IMs borrowed from the short loan and not returned on due date and time will be fined Ksh 5 per day per item. While long loan will be fined Ksh 2 per day per item.
  18. Students shall be allowed to borrow a maximum of ONE book while lecturers can borrow up to a maxi of THREE books.
  19. Books can not be borrowed over the holydays unless for special cases considered by the librarian.
  20. Files, issued books and personal books are not allowed in the library.
  21. Borrowed information materials must be handled with care.
  22. Library users must borrow library materials using
  23. The internet equipment and software must be used as installed on Library workstations
  24. Users are not permitted to add, delete, or modify the installed hardware or software, or to change preference settings
  25. Library computers are strictly for research purposes. Anyone found opening non educational sites (e.g. Phonographic sites) may loose his right to use the digital library

FINES AND PENALTIES
1. Lost or mutilated damaged information materials/equipment on loan and any library equipment will be replaced with full cost of the item on current market value plus25%administrativecharges.
2. Replacement of library cards will attract a fee of 50/=
3. Delays with long loan library books will attract 2/= per day
4. Delays with short loan materials will attract 5/= per hour
5. Users with overdue information materials will not be allowed to borrow until they clear with the library cards

LIABILITY
1. Users are required to ensure that valuable items (such as money, laptops, phones etc) are not left in the baggage area.
2. The library will not be held responsible for loss of any property left unattended in the library by users

LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
Monday - Friday 9.00am to 10.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 7.30pm to 10.00pm