Vision of the SUZA Library

“To be a preferred academic information center of excellence in managing, disseminating and preserving the knowledge in Zanzibar and Tanzania as a whole.


Mission of the SUZA library

“To provide quality information resources and services to meet the teaching, consultancy and research needs to our community.”



The Library of the State University of Zanzibar was first established in 1979 as the library of the Institute of Kiswahili and Foreign Languages (IKFL). Following the establishment of the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) under the Act No. 8 of 1999 of the Zanzibar House of Representatives and officially commenced to operate in 2002, the former IKFL library was phased out and became the State University of Zanzibar Library (SUZA Library).

Since then the SUZA library has been expanded and reorganized to fit in with the demand of the various academic programmes offered and undertaken by the University at all levels and increase in students population. read more


Weekly Library Training

The Directorate of Library Services conducts user training program on how to search information resources. The sessions will focus on how to use the following databases: Institution Repository, Online Public Access Catalogue, Subscribed Databases, Open Access Databases, Mendeley Reference Manager, Search Techniques.

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Monday          –          Friday
08.30 am         –          09.00 pm


08.30 am         –          03.00 pm

  • The library will be closed on Sundays and all public holidays.
  • Vacation

    Monday          –           Friday

    08.30 am        –           04.00 pm