• Computer Labs /digital 
  • Spot Reading 
  • Reference and research 
  • Training and consultancy 
  • Services for visually impaired 
  • Lone service 

Loan Service

The circulation department is responsible for the loan services and it is the frontline of the Library service, where the library resources are channeled directly to the user community.

  • Loan Procedure
  • Membership of the University Libraries is open to all university staff; as well as students who hold valid Mekelle University ID cards, and are currently registered, guest researchers, external users are entitled to use the Libraries.
  • Borrowing of Library Materials

All library users are responsible for library materials charged to their assigned ID card. Patrons are held responsible for returning library materials and must pay all fines incurred in their account. If a student passes materials to a friend, classmate or a family member they are still responsible for items charged under their ID. All obligations to the library must be cleared by patrons prior to leaving the university.

  • To borrow library materials, the borrower should apply in person at the circulation desk.
  • Books and other library materials may be borrowed only by holders of valid Mekelle University ID card and library pockets.
  • Borrowers who lose or fail to return material or damage the loaned material are subject to charges.
    • All items may have their loan periods renewed by the circulation desk staff, unless the item has been requested by another user.
    • If the date due has already expired, renewal will be authorized only on personal request of the borrower, provided that any fine incurred is paid.
    • Library users may request for a book to be reserved when the book required has been borrowed by other readers.
    • The university librarian may recall any item on loan from any borrower at any time, especially if the material is requested by another user.
  • Reserve items may be either Library Reserve (reserved by the Librarian for spot reading only) or Course Reserve (reserved by instructors).
  • Reserve materials can be borrowed for spot reading only for a maximum of two hours; however, if the book is not requested, it may be renewed for another two hours.

Lost or Damaged Books

  • Individuals who lose a book will be charged a processing fee plus the cost of the book and any other applicable fees.

All students, faculty members, and staff are required to clear their library account with the University at graduating or leaving the university.