Donald E U Ekong Library
The University of Port Harcourt Library now known as Donald E.U. Ekong Library was established in 1975/76 session, at the time the parent institution, University of Port Harcourt was also established. When the University moved to its temporary site, the Library moved with it and was allocated a space where it finally started normal activities in 1977/1978 session with the opening of the circulation, technical, and administration units. All circulation and technical services, including lending, reference, acquisition of material etc started immediately. However, the Automation Unit and its activities started in 2006. With the completion of the ultra-modern permanent building for the library in the permanent site, all branches of the Library relocated to this building in 2008.
The Library which started with a stock of 3000 volumes and 78 periodicals now has a collection of 130, 000 volumes. It subscribes to over 10 databases which give access to a large collection of peer reviewed journals. For example HINARI alone has more than 8,500 peer reviewed journals and 7,000 e-books. It has a seating capacity of more than 2000 and serves as a depository for the United Nations Publications. Since its establishment, special collections which place emphasis on the Niger Delta, its problems and products have been built. These are used to support research and scholarship in vital subjects concerning the Niger Delta. There is also being developed, a University of Port Harcourt archives serving as the official depository for all Uniport publications, records of historical and research importance by members of staff and the university itself.