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University members herein referred to as staff, students and alumni of University all have an open access to the library for reading.
Non University community members may apply for privileges to use the library to the Director.

Use of Special Collections.

Special collections with the exception of East Africana are open to all authorized users. East Africana is open to Academic staff, graduate students, final year undergraduates and researchers with bona-fide research clearances. Tanzanian graduates are automatically considered to have research clearance. Visitors and other researchers should submit to the Director or their designee a valid research clearances or permit before being allowed to use the collection.


All international Researchers who are not affiliated with any Faculty, Department or Institute of the University of Dar es Salaam shall pay a non-refundable fee of USD.100.00 for the use of the Library. This fee will cover the use of the Library for a three month’s period. Upon extension the researcher will have to pay other USD 100 for the next three months.

Local Researchers who are not affiliated with the University of Dar es Salaam shall pay a fee equivalent to US$ 30.00. This fee is non-refundable.


All materials of closed access within special collections will be issued for references only against a reader’s identify and library card.

our vision,Mission and core values

The vision of the University of Dar es Salaam Library is: To be a leading academic centre of excellence in the provision, dissemination and preservation of knowledge in the country.

We are dedicated to quality services on transparency bases as we value integrity and accountability in our interactions with our colleagues, members of the University and external communities.

To provide contemporary information services that will empower the University in carrying out its core activities of teaching, learning, research community services/consultancy.