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Not many campuses can offer 24-hour access to the library - but Delta State SOMATECH will does. And that's just one aspect of our unusual library. .


Delta State SOMATECH Library's comprehensive collection is designed to match the Institute's curriculum. Standard works on engineering and naval architecture, professional periodicals, and a selection of rare works on naval architecture and marine technology form the basis of the collection.

A general collection of books and periodicals in the sciences and humanities, along with extensive interlibrary loan opportunities, round out the collection.

The main College Library is situated on the Ground floor of the Administrative Block of the College while the Reference/Audio-Visual Library is on the ground floor.

The main library which has a seating capacity for fifty-six users at a time is fully air-conditioned.

The Reference/Audio-Visual library stocks various materials such as journals, magazines, newspapers, FAO publications, students' projects, reference materials, an overhead projectors, slide projectors, films, multimedia projector, video camera, video machines, television set, etc. Students are also shown recorded films during practical sessions at the Audio-Visual library that has a seating capacity for twenty-eight students.

Materials in the library are acquired through the Management's assistance, the Education Tax Fund (ETF), and International Organisations such as the World Bank, FAO, ICLAM, CTA, Ranfurly book services of the United Kingdom through the National Library of Nigeria, etc.

Opening Hour

The Library is opened within the hours of 9.00am to 8.00pm (Mondays to Fridays).

Mission: To source for materials relevant to the course of studies and to also make available up to date informational materials for our organisation and other users in general.

Staff Library

The Library is currently manned by a professional Librarian and being assisted by three Library Officers, one Library Secretary, one Library Assistant and one clerical officer. The entire staff have been trained on the operations of the library.

Policies: The Library being an academic library is open to; The College Staff, Lecturers, Students in related fields of study, Researchers, Other stakeholders.