History

The Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria is the second oldest University Library in Nigeria. The University Library opened in October 1960 occupying temporarily two tiny rooms in the Faculty of Education building. The University Library started from scratch without inheriting a previously organized collection. It was largely nurtured during its early years by generous donations, notably from the first chancellor of the University the Right Honourable Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, whose donations totally well over 12,000 books, parts of journals and pamphlets on many subjects