Every effort has been made over the past two decades to develop a variety of library resources and world-class study facilities that complement classroom teaching and learning as well as research. Students and their instructors alike are welcome to take every advantage of the collections of carefully selected resources in various formats within the Jokomo / Yamada Library and beyond. Library staff are on hand to assist and instruct readers to master the techniques needed to become self-sufficient in accessing the resources available in their particular disciplines. Suggestions of resources for addition to stock are welcome! Full descriptions of core and ancillary services, and opening hours offered are found through the Library homepage of this website. .

Mission Statement

The Jokomo / Yamada Library seeks to support Africa University's teaching, learning and research programmes by acquiring and organising access to information resources in a variety of formats and by equipping the academic community with the skills necessary to exploit these resources.

Historical Note

The Library reflects the rapid growth of Africa University since 1992 both in physical provision and in the range and volumes of library materials acquired in support of evolving academic programmes. The Library, a two-and-a-half storey wing, has space for 70 000 volumes of multi-format resources and seating for 200 clients. The Library is fully air-conditioned and features a computerised network and Internet access, electronic book security system and an Archives collection. The Jokomo / Yamada Library is jointly named in honour of Bishop Christopher Jokomo (the retired late Bishop of the United Methodist Church – Zimbabwe Episcopal Area which hosts Africa University) and Dr. Ken Yamada (former Assistant General Secretary, United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry).