The Tony Wilmot Memorial Library is named after NEGST's first Principal, Anthony Talbot de Burgh Wilmot. The collection consists of about 50,000 items. These include books, periodicals, Audio-Visuals, Maps, Pamphlets, CD ROMs and Online databases. It is one of the leading theological libraries in Africa. The library’s services are available to students, faculty, staff, Alumni and external researchers from other institutions and churches.

  • Vision: A leading resource center in provision and dissemination of information resources for learning and research.
  • Objectives:
    • To equip the university community with information skills by developing and implementing information literacy/User education programs and participating in teaching of courses to facilitate effective exploitation of information resources and develop critical thinking.
    • To support the research, teaching, learning and administrative activities of the University; by selecting, organizing, maintaining and providing access to high-quality information resources of diverse formats within and without the university. To provide an appropriate and conducive environment, and facilities for the use of Library resources, and for individual and group study.

Additionally,the library identifies the following two as values at the heart of its service:

  • Respect: We treat everyone with equal consideration and courtesy. We encourage differences in perspective and maintain openness to new ideas. We engage others with compassion, empathy and tolerance.
  • Creativity and Flexibility: we meet the changing needs of the library and its users by developing innovative solutions, practices, and services in an environment that supports flexibility, collaboration, and an openness to new ideas and practices, and forward thinking

Library Membership

Membership is open to all registered students at AIU, Faculty and staff. Alumni are allowed to use the information material free of charge within the library but if they need to borrow they can register at a subsidized annual fee of Sh. 1000. External membership one needs to get our membership recommendation form filled, passport size photograph after clearance by librarian. An annual fee of Sh. 2000 is charged, membership Ceases once one ceases to be a member of the University or one year after registration as an external user.

Clearance: 

All users are required to return all books, pay for lost books and overdue fines, rental boxes, study carrels before they are cleared by the Librarynegst landing

Library Rules and Regulations:

Borrowing: Except for the reference and Special Collections, all other books can be checked out, issuing of books stops 15 minutes before closing.

  • Library information materials are issued to clientele only who have their identification card.
  • The library clientele in whose name a library information material is issued is charged with responsibility of securing and returning the items to the Library.
  • Loan Period: Faculty, PhD students, MTH students – 15 books for one Month
  • Masters Students ten books for two weeks, Undergraduates five books for two weeks, Alumni five books for two weeks, AIU Staff five books for two weeks, External members three for two weeks.
  • Renewals are not permitted if the information material has been placed on hold (reserved), for the Extension students and external members’ renewals can be done once in absentia through email and phone.
  • Reserved information materials may be checked out 30 minutes before closing time for overnight use. They must be returned at 8.00 am the following day (assuming the library is operating).

Clientele Conduct:

Silence should be strictly observed as this disturbs other users. Food, drinks, any other materials that might damage library materials should not be allowed into the library. Personal effects/bags should be left at the baggage area with the security personnel immediately after the main entrance. No part of a book, journal, or newspaper should be removed as this will accrue heavy penalties. Any Clientele who breaches the library rules and regulations runs a risk of being suspended by the University librarian from using the Library.

Fines and Library Materials damage:

A user who fails to return or renew long-loan term information material is charged an overdue fee of five shillings per information material per day.
A user who fails to return a Reserve book at expected time shall be charged a fine of sh. 10 per material per hour.
Total maximum fine allowed is sh. 200, beyond which borrowing rights are withdrawn.
A borrower who damages or loses library information materials will be required to pay the current market price for the information material, shipping cost and 10% administrative charges.
Borrowers are expected to take full responsibility of information materials under their names or else, they will be liable for the loss or damage.