Photo-Inside UNZA Library

The University of Zambia (UNZA) Library system consists of seven libraries. In Lusaka, we have the Main Library at the Great East Road Campus, the Veterinary Library, serving the School of Veterinary Medicine, the Medical Library situated at the University Teaching Hospital, Confucius Library and the Graduate School of Business Library. The system also has one Library in Livingstone to serve users in the southern part of the country and another library in Kitwe to cater for users on the Copperbelt and surrounding areas. The Main Library was designated a National Reference Library and is as such open to the general public.

As the heart of the University of Zambia, the University Libraries support and augment the teaching, learning and research of the University community. The Libraries promote intellectual growth and creativity by developing collections, facilitating access to information resources, teaching the effective use of information resources and critical evaluation skills and offering research assistance.

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Photo-Inside UNZA Library


The University of Zambia Library was established in 1966 and officially opened in August 1969 by the first Republican President, Dr Kenneth D. Kaunda. The building which was designed to hold 300,000 volumes and seat 1,650 readers is a fine example of modern architecture. At the centre of its activities , the Library's vision is to have in place a conducive environment appropriate to providing an efficient, timely and user-tailored service.


Tenhance excellence in teaching and learning by putting in place a favourable environment appropriate to providing an efficient, timely and user-tailored service.


Our Mission is to provide ready and efficient physical and bibliographic access to information consistent with the teaching and research interests of the University of Zambia faculty and the learning needs of UNZA students. 

The Library supports all subject areas taught by the University at both under-graduate and post-graduate levels. In addition, the Library provides its members with a large number of services and resources, including an extensive range of electronic resources. Owing to its status as a National Reference Library, the University Library facilities may also be used for reference or borrowing purposes by members of the public on whatever terms and conditions the University Librarian deems necessary.

To achieve its mission, the library will endeavour to:

  • Provide adequate office and reading space for both staff and users. 
  • Secure appropriate furniture for both users and staff. 
  • Provide an effective security system for the entire Library and its resource contents. 
  • Provide equipment for use by both staff and end-users. 
  • Secure bindery materials and requisite equipment. 
  • Enhance access to electronic resources.
  • Establish an efficient and reliable Internet connectivity for effective information access and document delivery. 
  • Upgrade staff skills through in-house training and retraining.