First search the Library OPAC to confirm availability of the book that you need.
You are then required to send an email or phone the library in advance to place a request.
What is OPAC?
- OPAC is the acronym for Online Public Access Catalogue. An OPAC is a computerized online catalog of the materials held in a library. In its most simple form, a library OPAC consists of simple index of the bibliographic data cataloged in the system.
I have been hearing the name SAFARI; is this different from OPAC?
- SAFARI is the Name for AKU Libraries Online Public Access Catalog. SAFARI is a simple acronym coined for the AKU Library OPAC that stands for:
- Search the Library Catalog
- Access Library Materials
- Find the Location of Materials
- Retrieve Your Desired Materials
- Information about User Account & other Features
What are the main functions of SAFARI?
You can use SAFARI to:
- Find material on selected Subject Areas.
- Ascertain Availability of Books.
- Know the Location of Books.
How does one access the OPAC (SAFARI)?
The OPAC is accessible via: http://safari.library.aku.edu
Upon identifying the book and placing a request via email or phone, our library team will help locate the required book and advise you on what time to collect the requested item.
Who do I contact to get help or place a request?
- If you need to place a request or help locating a physical book, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alternatively, you may call 20-366 2039 if you are off campus or Ext 2039 direct extension within campus