Library Services


The Archbishop Kiwanuka Memorial Library

A Library is at the heart of any educational institution. At UMU, the Library is the hub of our learning process. Apart from the books and journals traditionally associated with a library, it is equipped with internet linked computers to assist the learning process.

Inquiry Services

The Library has a number of dedicated and trained staff members who can help answer any enquiries that you may have on any aspect of the library services. The Library has branch libraries at all the University’s established campuses i.e. at Nkozi, Rubaga, Nsambya, Mbale, Masaka, Kabale and Ngetta University campuses. It liaises closely with libraries of our affiliate institutions close to the campuses to supplement on the information resources available to the students for example, the Uganda Catholic Social Training Centre Library at Rubaga, and Nsambya Hospital Training School in Kampala.

Other Connections

The Library Services also draw from resources available in other libraries both inside and outside the country to enable students to have access to a wide range of information. By holding institutional memberships with some of these libraries and accessing their document delivery services, we make available documents that are otherwise not accessible through the UMU library system.

ICT Services

Health Services

Uganda Martyrs University partnered with AAR to provide medical services to students at an affordable fee. Below are the AAR services;

Inpatient Services

Accidents and emergencies, intensive care and theatre hospital accommodation, nursing fees, medical expenses and ancillary charges, surgeons, consultants, anesthetists, medical practitioners, prescribed medicines and drugs, reconstructive surgery following an accident or following surgery for an eligible medical condition, internal prostheses, X-rays, MRI and CT scans, pathology, diagnostic tests & procedures, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Accidental damage to natural eyes, accidental damage to natural teeth, physiotherapy, blood transfusion among others.

Outpatient treatment

Primary consultations and treatment, medical practitioners’ fees, prescribed medicines, drugs and dressings, X-rays, pathology, diagnostic tests & procedures, specialists & consultation fees, prescribed medicines, drugs and dressings, physiotherapy, health education, oncology tests, drugs & consultation fees including cover for chemotherapy and radiotherapy, MRI and CT scans, out-patient minor surgical operations, antenatal/postnatal examination and treatments, post hospitalization treatment, pap smear, 24 hour nurse Advisory Services, Referrals within and outside AAR where a specialist’s opinion is required, Family planning advice and procedures, Counselling, HIV/AIDS global fund drugs for HIV for first line if where located available.

 Rescue and Evacuation

Uganda Martyrs University students are entitled to road ambulance services in Uganda.


Students can access services in all AAR clinics and over 100 sub-contracted centers that traverse the country in the year.

Catering Services

Finaland Restaurant is the student authorized service provider of meals. The meals offered include breakfast, break tea, lunch, evening tea and dinner.

Students pay money direct to Finaland for their meals.  There are other service providers as well.

Counselling Services

The University has a full time counsellor who helps students who need assistance and guidance about daily life problems which might hamper their steady progress in academics or prevent them from enjoying their life in general. Such problems embrace a whole range of health (medical and psychiatric) problems, social, marital, sexual, academic, spiritual and other problems.

The counselling services are aimed at meeting the psychological needs of students by providing a safe, supportive, and confidential environment that promotes self-awareness, fosters responsibility and respect, and teaches effective coping strategies.

The University counsellor is available from Monday to Tuesday at Rubaga Campus; and from Wednesday to Friday at the Main Campus.