Riara University’s ultra-modern Library provides a personalized, high quality service to support the university’s teaching and research programmes and to encourage the development of creative and independent thinking. The Library offers a conducive environment for study with a seating capacity of about 600. The Library is fully automated and features a comprehensive, robust ICT infrastructure including a server, Digital Library, Computers, high speed internet connectivity, Wireless internet both inside as well as outside the Library, Security systems, Fibre Optic backbone, IP telephony and e-mail services.

The Library has a rich collection of over 3,000 volumes of books catering for undergraduate programmes currently being offered which include Business Administration, Education (Arts), Law and Foundation courses. Information materials in other areas will be added as new programmes offerings are made. In addition, the Library subscribes to a number of e-resources which give access to thousands of e-journals as well as e-books both on campus and remotely off-campus.


Welcome to Riara University Library! This is your library. You can count on us for up-to-date scholarly information and high quality services.

The RU Library is fully automated and networked. We have a wide collection of high quality and relevant resources to meet your information needs. This collection includes a large database of electronic books and journals which are accessible within and outside the University.

The RU Library’s ambience is unparalleled and provides a comfortable and welcoming place for your quiet study, group discussions and all round discoveries. Take advantage of the comfortable study environment, excellent information resources and happy and energetic staff that are very happy to help you find what you need.
The RU Library is committed to working in partnership with you towards achieving academic goals.

Maryanne Gichuhi
University Librarian