The MCF College of Education library is known as Rode Cecil Ibru library. The library was named after the youngest son of the founder and co-founder of MCFCOE, Chief (Dr.) and Dr. (Mrs.) Ibru. As the central research and information Centre, Rode Cecil Ibru Library serves the students, staff and faculty of MCFCOE. It is the basic and significant bibliographical organ of support to the academic programs of the University. It serves as a support not only to teaching, but also to research and development activities. As a provider of scholarly information resources to the MCFCOE community, the library works with faculty members and students in the discovery, use and management of information that support their research, teaching and learning. As a major player in an academic community like MCFCOE, we develop unique collections and programs that directly support intellectual activities. We advocate for open and enduring access to resources; dedicated and responsive to the needs of our community; partner with users to drive innovation and advance scholarship to address grand challenges. We also strive to reflect our community by embracing the diversity of people and ideas. . To achieve this, we remove every barrier between information resources and users. We provide equitable access to well acquired and organized information in an atmosphere that is conducive for research and intellectual development. The main library is well arranged and can accommodate 200 students at a time.
To cater for different categories of users’ information needs and embrace the changes in the ICT, Rode Cecil Ibru Library acquires information materials in both print and electronic formats. This is also done to cater for preferred choice of information formats by the users. At present, the library holds 6,500 volumes of collections, and still growing, as a living organism. These collections are made up of both reference and non-reference materials. Presently, the library has the following Sections: Technical Section, Circulation Unit, Reference and Serials Section, Reserve and Special Collection Section, and E-library Section. After registration, users are allowed to borrow books for specified days.
To ensure easy accessibility and retrieval of information resources from the shelves, the library uses library of congress (LC) Classification Scheme. Meanwhile, other electronic information resources may be accessed through the library database; Ebscohost, Proquest, Hinari, Ardi, etc. and on Moodle Learning Management, a centralized e-learning management system that enables the students and lecturers store data, manage and track assignments, imparting trainings, accessing the online courses anytime and anywhere. With the Moodle, lecturers can deliver lecture materials to their students irrespective of their location securely. Our e-library is fully air-conditioned and stocked with 100 computers that are fully connected to the internet. This service affords users opportunity to access and download various electronic materials like e-books, journals, and videos. The library also subscribes to e-resources/databases to ensure research is well supported within the university community
The vision of Rode Cecil Ibru Library is to be the primary and foremost source/vessel of reliable information in order to equip the members of the University Community in its quests to realize its noble vision concerning teaching, research and community services.
Mission of the library is to work towards empowering students and communities with effective and relevant information resources and services through functional education services that will guarantee reduction of poverty.
Mrs Ugboh Peace N.
A.g MCFCOE Librarian