The Library seeks to primarily serve Africa University community as follows:
i. Students (conventional, non-conventional, part-time and distance learners).
ii. Staff (academic staff, administrative and junior staff; visiting staff).
iii. Affiliate Researchers.
The Library also allows external individuals or organizations to join the Library as members. Associate clients are those people who are not registered with the university either as staff members or students. Types of associate clients are: Non Affiliated Clients, Higher and Tertiary Education Institutions, Institutional Membership, Corporate Clients, Alumina and Staff Dependents. Membership categories include Approved Readers, Online Researchers and Executive Members. These members will pay subscriptions which are pegged per week, per month, 6 month and 1 year.