The SCU Library supports the University’s academic programs as well as the varied information needs of its student, faculty, and community users. It has an extensive collection of:

General collection:

This collection comprises of mainly text books and other print Materials. They are located on the open shelves (circulating) section of the Library and may be borrowed for use outside the Library premises for a duration determined by user category.

Audio Visual collection:

This collection includes Video cassettes, CDs, video tapes, audio tapes. Most of these materials are meant for use within the library apart from audio visuals which may be loaned out.

Reference collection:

Reference materials are for use in the library ONLY. This collection is used to answer quick reference questions and comprises of dictionaries, encyclopedias, who’s who, yearbooks, almanacs, gazetteers, encyclopedias etc.

Reserve (short-loan) collection:

This section comprises of books selected by lecturers in consultation with the library staff. These books are considered to be in great demand and too few to satisfy the heavy demand of users. They may however also be borrowed in the evening i.e. for overnight use and returned by am following morning.

E-Library collection:

This collection consists of e books, e-journals, Open access databases, Maps and Intranet. These resources are accessible through the internet or Intranet.

Library Hours


Monday-Friday: 8:30am-10:00PM

Saturday:  9:00am-4pm

Closed on Sunday and public holidays

Library Contact Details


Scott Christian University

P.O. Box 49, Machakos, Kenya

Tel: +254 713 745 404 | +254 734 833 832

Email: library@scott.ac.ke