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The Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL) is a Sokoine University of Agriculture library as well as a National library for agriculture and allied subjects in Tanzania.
It is the largest and most comprehensive agricultural library in the country, and is open to all. Being a national library, we strive to serve not only members of the university community but also any other person in need of information in the country and scholars from all over the world.
The library has a strong team of multi-skilled staff with sound subject knowledge. More than 50% holds bachelor degree and more than 30% have postgraduate training in the broad sector of information and library profession. The library has an IT section with qualified staff who manages electronic services and resources.
Being an academic institute of the university, SNAL is hosting academic programmes for training at Diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The library is located at the SUA's main campus and has a branch library at Solomon Mahlangu Campus. More information is available under the history of the library.
Admission to the Library and use of its resources are conditional upon compliance with the rules and regulations of the Library
Sokoine National Agricultural Library opening hours from Monday to Sunday during Semester; during Vacation and Public Holidays
Diploma in Information and Library Science (DILS) programme aims to produce highly competent professionals in the field of information science, library science and information management with practical skills in the applications of Information Technology.
With its reputable professors of outstanding intellectual abilities and its Library which is an enviable repository of resources for academic excellence, SUA has made an indelible mark in history in the area of knowledge. Groomed through its knowledge repositories, SUA remains our pride and in our records of successes we unceasingly acknowledge, appreciatively.
Former PhD students at Sokoine University of Agriculture
The most important thing about SNAL is that it has a rich collection of books, journals & other reading materials (both electronic & non-electronic) which are the main sources of knowledge. Moreover, it provides a really quiet and calm environment for reading. Most of the students visit the library to take reference for their study materials and to take notes but also others come for personal studying. Time spent in a library is a wise investment and I feel that the contribution of this library towards making a literate and conscious generation is unmatched.
Student, Msc Human Nutrition, Sokoine university of Agriculture
In no doubt SNAL offer favourable environment for studying, provide suitable learning materials with reliable internet services. Anyone won’t regret using SNAL.
Student, Master of Arts in Project Management and Evaluation (MA-PME), Sokoine University of Agriculture
I would like to provide my gratitude to Sokoine National Agricultural Library management on taking necessary initiatives to provide Information and Library services to its community. SNAL have helped me on my studies when doing assignments, reading, research and general knowledge acquiring. In research activities Library play important role in helping students and academic staff to find current information resources and how to organize them for better results.
Staff are approachable, presentable and helpful in proving services to the library users.
Former Student, Sokoine University of Agriculture
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