First Technical University, Ibadan, formerly known as The Technical University, Ibadan was officially commissioned on June 6, 2017 and opened her doors to the pioneer students on January7,2018. It is the first Technical University, not only in Nigeria but in West Africa. The University is different from other conventional Universities, because it was found on “the principle of unique innovation, research collaboration, exceptional service, integrity, excellence, and uplifting of human condition, knowledge, skill, classroom, industry, theory and practical”. Thus, the University lays serious emphasis on the development of entrepreneurial skills and Technical competence of students. Hence, the University Library forms an integral part of the Institution, it’s the backbone and the life-line that supports the vision and mission of the University.
The Library is an intellectual pool and repository of knowledge in print and non-print formats. It is a collection of books, serials and electronic resources systematically acquired, processed, organized and stored for easy dissemination and retrieval. Thus, It facilitates the planning and implementation of learning programmes that will equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a constantly changing academic environment. Through resource-based programmes, students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a constantly changing academic environment. Through resource-based programmes, students acquire skills to collect, critically analyze and organize information, solve problems and communicate their understanding. The Library provides a contact point and physical place for teachers and learners to meet outside the structure of the classroom.
First Technical University Library can boast of a functional e-library and all library activities are fully computerized. This enables our students and staff to access our resources through our On-line Public Access catalogue wherever they may be, as long as there is Internet connection.
The library is a gigantic purpose-built building, it has a physical reading area and an electronic library. The physical library sits 500 readers, while the e-library is equipped with forty –eight (48) computer systems all connected to the internet. The library building is fully air-conditioned. It is centrally located to make accessibility easy for members of the academic community and researchers.
First Technical University focus is on Science, Engineering, Technology and entrepreneurial skills acquisition in solving societal problem hence the University library takes the responsibility of active participation in furthering the Institutional goals by providing literature support to all the programmes of the Institution. Thus, the Library contains a rich and balanced collection of current volumes of both print and electronic resources. These resources include foreign and local books and journal titles in all disciplines offered by the University.