• Department of Library and Information Science | Faculty of   Education

Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Library and Information Science programmes are available at PhD, MPhil, MSc and PGD levels. Please check application forms for PG programmes at the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) application forms portal:


UG Programme

Our B. Library and Information Science undergraduate degree programme is a Department and produce its products which can serve the universe in different areas. No Information is lose when your have our graduate. Checkout our undergraduate programme. SEE DETAILS

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you concerning any complaints or suggestions you might have to enable the Department serve you better. Please call us or send an email to the contact below:

Phone: +234 909 9000 945
E-Mail: lis.help@abu.edu.ng

Current HoD

Dr. Muhammad Habibu

HoD, Department of Library and Information Science

Welcome Message

Department of Library and Information Science was founded in 1968. It is the second Library school in Nigeria and the first to offer the Bachelor of Library Science as its basic professional program. The Bachelor of Library Science (BLS) is a single honor degree program in Library Science. Over 200 PG and 300 UG students enroll each year.

Since its inception, the Department has introduced special courses to train our students become 21st century professional librarians. It also instroduced specialized PG programmes to provide manpower for National, Research, and Academic Libraries in the country. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Library and Information Science was introduced in 2004 and the first PhD. degree was awarded in 2006.

The Academics

Mission, Vision and Philosophy


To prepare information leaders and experts and research the problems and opportunities of information. To design solutions to information challenges and make information work strive across disciplines.


We envision a world where more effective use of information helps everyone discover, learn, innovate, solve problems, have fun and make it better place.


We are dedicated to our vision and mission. Our inclusive community fosters an environment that furthers our goals and enables us to take on active roles in both local and global conversations.

We are an open, ethical, highly engaged, and collaborative community based on trust, transparency, and mutual respect. We believe in the importance of quality of life, embracing diversity, making a difference and having fun.