Library and Documentation Directorate


The Library and Documentation Directorate Services play a significant role in the teaching, learning, research and consultancy activities of the University. The library has two excellent spacious buildings, one of them (Main Library) accommodate nearly 800 and the second one (Kotebe Campus) accommodates around 350 students at a given time. Each of the library has its own Circulation, Reference, Periodicals and Documentation sections to provide effective and efficient services. Currently the number of physical collections (Books and Documents) reached 37, 000. Among these numbers about 5,000 are documents. Apart from these physical collections, the library builds digital library collection which consist around 55,000 electronic books in different thematic areas of the university curriculum, and around 1,526 electronic Thesis and Dissertation. Moreover, this digital library is connected with the National Digital Library and different International Digital Library databases. So that our University community are able to use all these opportunities to access digital resources.

The Library also automate its services so that students and instructors are able to search physical books and can see their status being at their own dormitory, office and being anywhere using Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). In addition, the library Circulation can borrow its books and manage its collection transaction using the Circulation module of KOHA Integrated Library Automation System.

In order to meet its objectives, the ECSU libraries has organized it collection in two college libraries and two departmental libraries. These are:

  1. Main Library
  2. CUDE/ College of Urban Development & EngineeringLibrary
  3. Graduate School Library
  4. Diplomacy Library


Regular Time (Monday to Sunday)

8:15 A.M. - 6:00 AM. (24 Hours)

Semester Break (Monday to Sunday)

8:15 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.





To Access Digital Books, Electronic Journals, Electronic Thesis and Dissertation, use the following address:

To access physical books using Online Public Access Catalogue, use the following address:






Main Library     ,     Diplomacy Library and Graduate School Library

CMC Road






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  • MO to TH: 8:15 - 12:15 / 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
  • FR: 8:15 - 11:30 / 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Hot line: +251-116-46-30-15
  • Student Registrar: +251-118-33-31-93 / 94
  • International and Public Relations Directorate:

  • Phone: +251-116-46-28-87

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